Place-Based Curriculum

An Integrated Curriculum for College-bound Students

The design of Maine Coast Semester’s curriculum is guided by our mission and goals for graduates, which encourage students to take ownership of their education and develop a deeper awareness of their place in the natural world. Our curriculum draws from best practices in place-based and experiential education. Course content and themes directly intersect with all that we can observe in the natural world and what there is to learn from the history of midcoast Maine. As a result, students begin to make connections that promote critical reasoning and deeper learning, as they become increasingly independent thinkers.