Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: February 22, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412957403 | Print ISBN: 9781412956642 | Online ISBN: 9781412957403| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Marilyn L. Grady
The Winnetka Plan was an innovative curriculum developed by Carlton W. Washburne and implemented in the Winnetka Public School District in 1919. The Winnetka Plan was a curriculum that featured common essentials (e.g., spelling) and creative group activities (e.g., art) as a means of dividing subjects. Students were required to demonstrate mastery in order to advance in the common essential subjects. Students were not required to demonstrate mastery of the creative group activities. The Winnetka Plan emphasized the well-rounded development of the child through the creative activities. The Plan took its name from Winnetka, Illinois, where Carleton W. Washburne (1889–1968) was superintendent of schools ...