• KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM OF INQUIRY

    WHO WE ARE

    An inquiry into the nature of the self ,beliefs and values, personal, physical, mental, social & Spiritual health, human relationships including families and friends, communities, culture, rights &responsibilities, what it means to be human

    Central Idea: Discovering me in the community

    Key Concepts:

    Form

    Perspective

    Responsibility

    Lines of Inquiry:

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    What are routines and rules

    ·        
    Why do we maintain the routines of our
    community, school and home

    ·        
    How do routines differ by location

    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 civilization from local to global perspectives.

    Central IdeaNavigating through my world

    Key Concepts:

    Form

    Function

    Connection

    Lines of Inquiry:

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    Using maps and different tools to help us navigate

    ·        
    Navigating around the world's great countries

    ·        
    How navigational systems take us from beginning
    to end

    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.

    Central Idea: Expressing my feelings can change my world

    Key Concepts:

    Perspective

    Causation

    Connection

    Lines of Inquiry:

    ·        
    Methods of communication

    ·        
    Emotions: rational vs. irrational (feelings vs. thinking)

    ·        
    Problem solving

    HOW THE WORLD WORKS

    An inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and the human societies, how human scientific principles, the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

    Central Idea: My world has living and non-living things

    Key Concepts:

    Form

    Change

    Causation

    Lines of Inquiry:

    ·        
    Living and nonliving things

    ·        
    Cycles (plants, humans, animals, time, seasons, weather etc.)

    ·        
    Habitats

    HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES

    An inquiry into interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of
    organization; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

    Central Idea: Transportation systems are important in my world

    Key Concepts:

    Function

    Causation

    Responsibility

    Lines of Inquiry:

    ·        
    What are the Different Kinds of Transportation

    ·        
    Why do we need Transportation Systems

    ·        
    How does transportation effect the way we live

    SHARING THE PLANET

    An inquiry into 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.  

    Central Idea: Water is important in my world

    Key Concepts:

    Responsibility

    Reflection

    Change

    Lines of Inquiry:

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    Ways we use water

    ·        
    Why water is important in the whole world to survive

    ·        
    How can we protect our water supplies