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Sample Units of Inquiry


Program of Inquiry

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Units of Inquiry Resources

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Kindergarten Units of Inquiry

Resources:

1. How We Organize Ourselves
2. Who We Are
3. Where We Are in Place and Time
4. How We Express Ourselves
5. How the World Works
6. Sharing the Planet


First Grade Units of Inquiry

Resources:

1. Who We Are
2. How We Organize Ourselves
3. Where We Are in Place and Time
4. How the World Works
5. How We Express Ourselves
6. Sharing the Planet


Second Grade Units of Inquiry

Resources:

1. How We Organize Ourselves
2. Who We Are
3. How We Express Ourselves
4. Sharing the Planet
5. How the World Works
6. Where We are in Place and Time


Third Grade Units of Inquiry

Resources:

1. How We Express Ourselves
2. How We Organize Ourselves
3. Where We Are in Place and Time
4. Sharing the Planet
5. How the World Works
6. Who We Are

Who We Are:

Masai People

Fun Facts About Various Countries

Australian Culture

Chinese Culture

French Culture

Japanese Culture

Kenyan Culture

Korean Culture

Indian Culture

Mexican Culture

Spain: Facts for Kids

Culture Crossing Guide

Where We Are in Place and Time:

Environment impacts the way humans live.

Great Basin

Plateau

How the World Works:

Natural processes influence human action.


Fourth Grade Units of Inquiry

Resources:

1. How We Organize Ourselves
2. Who We Are
3. How the World Works
4. How We Express Ourselves
5. Where We Are in Place and Time
6. Sharing the Planet


Fifth Grade Units of Inquiry

Resources:

1. How We Organize Ourselves
2. Where We Are in Place and Time
3. How the World Works
4. Who We Are
5. Sharing the Planet
6. How We Express Ourselves


Six transdisciplinary themes of global significance provide the framework for exploration and study:

Who we are: An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social, and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Where we are in place and time: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations, and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

How we express ourselves: An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs, and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend, and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How the world works: An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we organize ourselves: An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet: An inquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

Making the PYP Happen, 2009