We believe that extracurricular activities shouldn't be separate from the the classroom learning experience. Instead, these can make academic material more engaging and should instead be part of material taught in class. For example, communication classes can allow students to write newsletters and make videos to advertise for corporations. Students will be able to plan multicultural events and participate in community service projects to receive credit for social studies classes.
Project-based learning is valuable for helping students learn because it allows learners to actively take part in the material that they are being taught instead of passively receiving information in class. Project-based learning may include science fair projects, role-playing, games, and going on field trips.
While MANGO is not exclusive to focusing on humanities education, it is the main emphasis. Foreign language education is the largest part of our work on the humanities, but other subjects that we stress include law, music, history, and literature. Our approach is also very interdisciplinary, as we believe in implementing subjects like music to make classes such as mathematics more entertaining or theatre to improve literature class.
We have lesson plans available for purchase for a variety of different subjects. From mathematics and language arts to science and social studies, our lesson plans are formatted like recipes by offering steps to implementing them and ingredients necessary to make them possible.
Because project-based learning can be complex, these "education recipes" will be very valuable to make learning opportunities much more engaging by getting students involved in the subjects and not just memorizing information.