This collection houses VIDE’s resources to include Board approved specific academic standards as well as other related documents such as the Kallaloo Framework, and Instructional Resources. Make this collection your first stop as you navigate the thousands of standards-aligned resources housed within the Microsite! Be sure to join a content group to communicate and collaborate!!
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The resources housed here include the Virgin Islands Cultural Standards with the …
The resources housed here include the Virgin Islands Cultural Standards with the companion Kallaloo Framework to be utilized for lesson planning.
The Virgin Islands Cultural Standards and companion Kallaloo Framework are grounded in the history, language, traditions, and environment of the Virgin Islands so that teachers can create opportunities to link instruction to the everyday lives of students. The framework provides students with a strong sense of self-identity and charges students to understand the cultures of others. The rationale is that Virgin Islands students should be empathetic toward other cultures as well as be global citizens yet stand firm within their own Virgin Islands identity. Further, the Kallaloo Framework presents educators with the necessary tools to cultivate opportunities for students to play an active role in positively shaping Virgin Islands culture. The Framework provides an opportunity for educators to incorporate the Virgin Islands Cultural Standards, and, by extension, Virgin Islands History, in every classroom, in every subject area, in every school, every day.