Armenian Curriculum

 

At the AGBU Schools we strive to inspire our children to become effective, enthusiastic, independent and lifelong learners. Our unique curriculum is based on the Lebanese National Curriculum, but it is modified to include international and Armenian affairs and studies, and is often personalized to meet the specific needs and interests of our children.

The curriculum is also innovative and concept-based. This ensures children are provided with multiple opportunities to develop their knowledge, as well as understanding and mastery of competencies, skills and abilities. Lessons are structured to encourage critical thinking, teamwork and collaboration, while also fostering ownership and engagement.

The main curriculum is further enriched by the study of Armenian language, Armenian History and Religion, which immerses our learners in their own heritage and culture, enhances their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, improves their concentration and their ability to multitask.


  Armenian Curriculum

Learning Armenian influences children’s psychological, emotional, and social development. Children who have a good grasp of Armenian are usually better equipped at considering other people’s perspectives, are better at communicating with others, and have enhanced cognitive capabilities related to reasoning, planning, and problem solving, which are significant predictors of academic success.

Armenian language, History and Religion are an integral part of the school curriculum, as they are perfectly aligned with our mission to promote the Armenian identity, heritage, language and culture. This effort to preserve the Armenian identity extends beyond the classroom, and is often expressed in various activities and cultural events organized by the school.

The Armenian curriculum allows learners to begin with the basics of the Armenian alphabet and graduate with a strong grasp of reading, writing and expression. Armenian History is taught from Grades 1 to 11, while Religion is taught in Grades 1 to 6. In the Secondary classes, learners are exposed to the Armenian Literature, where they are required to analyze given texts and write essays related to different themes. They also perform in plays and theatrical works, learn dances and songs, and prepare traditional Armenian meals!