The students begin by learning to question the world through a scientific and thoughtful approach. The general objectives of “Questioning the world” are on the one hand to enable students to acquire the knowledge necessary to describe and understand the world around them, whilst developing their ability to reason. Students enter into the understanding of what is ‘time’, whilst studying periods in history. They begin to think of the planet as whole, its features, variety, and complexity.
As they move through the school the students pursue the progressive and increasingly explicit construction of their relationship to time and space, based on contributions from two related disciplinary courses, history and geography. These two courses deal with common themes and concepts, sharing tools and methods. Children are taught to question, reason, and discuss whilst furthering their knowledge and understanding of our planet’s History and Geography.
History and geography are taught equally during these two years.