Current Units of Inquiry

Unit of Inquiry #3

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: Materials can be categorized, manipulated and changed.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How materials can be used for different purposes
  • Ways that materials can change (transformation)
  • The properties of different materials

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: Inspiring Individuals

Central Idea: Self-development engages people in meaningful action.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • striving for understanding
  • developing passions in ourselves and others
  • creating an inclusive and caring community
  • taking ethical action