I had my teaching degree. Yes, it was a while ago and I admit, I am probably very out of touch with some of the current teaching methods. Early childhood methods tend to dive into a topic and just hit it hard in every way possible. So - for example, if we were to study whales - we would have every center have something to do with whales. So we might have a water center with little whales or maybe an ecology lesson on ways to protect the ocean. The reading center would have simple books on the topic. We might do a crayon/blue wash that depicted their view of an ocean. You get the idea.
Tonight on the news I heard something that just went too far and upset me. Judge for yourself.