Current Unit of Inquiry

Unit of Inquiry #3
Transdisciplinary theme: Where We Are in Plce and Time

An inquiry into the 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

Title: Family Histories

Central idea:
Personal personal identities connect to family histories.

Lines of inquiry:

  • The components of identity
  • Family histories
  • The connection between family histories and identity

Teacher Questions:

  1. What is identity?
  2. Where do our families come from?
  3. How do different identities look?

Key Concepts:

  • Form
  • Connection
  • Reflection

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Unit of Inquiry #1 (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.

Inspiring Individuals

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

Lines of inquiry (and teacher questions):
Creating an inclusive and caring community
– What skills do we need to create friendships and be inclusive?

Striving for understanding
– How can we manage our relationships?
– How do we stay safe within our relationships?

Develop passion in ourselves and others
– How can we be positive and encourage others?

Taking ethical action
What strategies do we use to solve conflicts?

Key Concepts:
– Causation
– Perspective
– Responsibility
(Reflection will occur on an ongoing basis throughout the inquiry.)

Artifacts: Please bring in an artifact that demonstrates any of your child’s passions/interests (for e.g. an object or a photograph).