- Introduction: World map carpet - discussion in circle time (overview and foundation for understanding of activities later on)
- Continents: Learn song, color continents in same colors as our carpet in order to recognize them, cut out continents and glue back the map!
- Nature: Animals of the world, climate and climate change (eco sustainability)
- Countries: Transportation systems, buildings, etc. (same same but different)
- Cultures: Parents visit to show and tell, food, music&instruments, how we greet, etc. (show differences and similarities + avoid stereotypes)
- Equality: What makes us the same although we come from different places in the world, have different climate, eat different foods etc.? (equal worth)
We want the children to create an understanding of the world! Geography, nature, climate, sustainability, cultural differences and similarities plus everyone's equal worth shall incuse the children's learning processes.
UNDERSTANDING AND COMPASSION FOR OTHERS
The preschool’s task includes transferring and developing a cultural heritage – values, traditions and history, language and knowledge – from one generation to the next. The preschool should also make sure that different cultures are visible in education.
Education should take into account children’s curiosity, and challenge and stimulate their interest in and knowledge of nature, society and technology.
The preschool should provide each child with the conditions to develop
- openness, respect, solidarity and responsibility,
- the ability to take into account and empathise with the situation of other people, as well as a willingness to help others,
- the ability to discover, reflect on and work out their position on different ethical dilemmas and fundamental questions of life in daily reality,
- respect and understanding of the equal value of all people and human rights, and
- a growing responsibility for and interest in sustainable development and active participation in society.
- The preschool should provide each child with the conditions to develop an ability to use and understand concepts, see correlations and discover new ways of understanding the world around them,
- their cultural identity and knowledge of and interest in different cultures, and an understanding of the value of living in a society characterised by diversity, as well as an interest in local culture,
- an understanding of relationships in nature and different cycles in nature, and how people, nature and society affect each other,
- an understanding of natural sciences, knowledge of plants and animals, and simple chemical processes and physical phenomena
- an ability to discover and explore technology in everyday life