Current Units of Inquiry and Planning

Unit of Inquiry #3: January 20th – April 7th

Transdisciplinary Theme: 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.

Title: Exploring Materials

Central Idea: Properties of materials connect the their suitability for particular purposes.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Properties of materials
  • Changing and using materials for different purposes
  • Designing and making

Unit of Inquiry #1: Our Year-Long Unit

Transdisciplinary Theme: 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.”

 Title: Relationships

Central Idea: People support themselves and others through the relationships they develop.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Types of relationships
  • How to build positive relationships
  • How relationships affect our well-being

Exploring Materials: Weekly Planner