Some low-income second graders in NYC have never sat in a car. Yet that’s a cultural context many students are assumed to know in order to solve math problems or encounter in school reading exercises. This program weaves daily experiences that many middle and upper-middle children take for granted into the curriculum to remove barriers that kids from high-poverty families would otherwise face.
For Poorer Students, an Attempt to Let New Experiences Guide Learning
A school has been taking young children on field trips that provide an often missing context for some of their lessons.