Ludlowe offers advanced placement course for gifted fourth and fifth graders

The Fairfield Ludlowe High School advanced placement course called “Comparative Government and Politics” student body announces they have created informative and interactive projects targeted to an authentic audience: The Town of Fairfield’s Gifted 4th and 5th Grade Elementary School Students. These elementary school students have been actively engaged in a unit of study called “Freedom.” The course will be offered on Nov. 4, from 10:30-noon and 12:30-2 p.m., in the Fairfield Ludlowe High School Library Media Center.

A total of nearly 100 fourth and fifth grade students from Fairfield’s 11 elementary schools have been identified as students in need of gifted services. “These younger students will have a unique opportunity to interact and discuss topics of interest with the older students during a meeting of likeminded learners in an effort to support cross generational relationships,” said Sheila Ferrara, gifted program teacher.

FLHS Social Studies teacher Colleen Sousa and Gregg Pugliese, Fairfield Schools Secondary Curriculum Leader for Social Studies were instrumental in creating this new curriculum. In 2016 Fairfield’s Pre-K through grade 12 social studies curriculum was unanimously approved by the Board of Education. Fairfield was the first in the state to pass a new Social Studies curriculum based on brand new Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks. These frameworks align with Common Core guidelines which are tailored to enhance and celebrate local history, economics, civics and geography.

For more information, contact Sheila Ferrara, gifted program teacher at [email protected]

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