These areas are vital to the development of learning in all other areas.Today, our students need to be literate in so many ways. Students need to develop skills in finding, evaluating and processing information. They need to work with others and be able to share understandings, debate them and use skills and process to solve problems. Our students more than ever need to be well-rounded people with high level thinking skills. A narrow purely academic curriculum will not serve children well in the future they are facing.