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What is The KaLu Curriculum?

The KaLu Curriculum is a unique, new educational media that allows students to learn and evolve at their own pace while keeping them interested in the educational process and stimulating their inborn ability to excel at all they do in life. 

What is The KaLu Curriculum?

The KaLu Curriculum is a unique, new educational media... 


that allows students to learn and evolve at their own pace while keeping them interested in the educational process and stimulating their inborn ability to excel at all they do in life.

This curriculum is based upon cultural and spiritual principles and upon the developer’s personal observation of children in many learning situations.

 

How does the curriculum work?

The KaLu Curriculum is set up based on Sash progressions as opposed to grade progressions.  Where there are generally twelve grades in standard educational programs, The KaLu Akademy, LLC utilizes four sashes.  The first sash is for the Early Development Program and the next three sashes are for the academy level of information. The first sash is white with gold trim.  The next three sashes are black with gold trim, red with black trim and blue with gold trim.




Each sash represents a degree of awareness, study, application and research on the students part towards mastery of the subject matter.  Sashes are further broken down into subject levels that are represented by patches.  Each sash carries the number of patches that match the available subject matter for that level (i.e., White Sash – Early Development/7 patches).  Many of the subjects presented through the academy are in line with standard Western education material with additions made for cultural awareness, spiritual awareness and other areas of interest. 
 

 

New subjects are Ourstory, Spirituality and The Mind & Human Nature.  Other subjects that are augmented are Global Mathematics, English Grammar and Etymology, World Geography, Science & The Universe, Nubian History, Nubian Literature and Nubian Languages.  Each subject is divided into patches depending on whether they are found on a particular sash.  Global Mathematics has four patches but The Mind & Human Nature have only three patches.  Patches match the sash for which they represent.

 

Subjects or Patches are broken down into Keys.  Each patch for each Sash has exactly nineteen Keys that the subject curriculum is spread throughout.  Each Key represents a level of mastery for that subject and an actual Key (Egyptian Ankh) is rewarded to the student upon mastery of that area of study.  Students are encouraged to keep all keys for a special ceremony upon completion of all four sashes at their commencement.

 

Keys are sub-divided into four Pillars.  Each Pillar represents an area of study that is focused on at The KaLu Akademy, LLC.  The four Pillar areas are: Discussion, Written, Memorized and Applied.  Each Pillar allows the student to target focus areas within the subject matter and focuses on each student gaining a mastery of the material.  Teachers are encouraged to “Drag & Drop” curriculum material into this unique format for their students.

 

Does this curriculum work?

The trial version of this curriculum was applied to a small group of children in 2005.  Their individual growth levels and overall interest in education was monitored for a period of three years.  The students’ ages ranged between 4 years and 15 years.  The children’s progress was significant and there was a noticeably increased interest in the learning process as a whole by all! 

 

The students showed marked improvement in all areas of study with significant improvement in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Reading and Writing.  A student with noted problems in public school made such advancement in math that the student’s parent thought that their child had to be cheating.  When the curriculum developer sat down with the parent, the parent remarked that they wished they had this while they were in school!

 

How is the curriculum administered?

The KaLu Curriculum is currently administered as a supplemental course format in line with a home school association program and is being developed as an online course.  The KaLu Akademy, LLC is working to establish a working template so that children globally can benefit from this constantly improving system of learning.