• 2NDGRADE PROGRAM OF INQUIRY


    WHO WE ARE

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

    Central Idea: Community members have roles to play

    Key Concepts:

    Responsibility

    Function

    Perspective

    Lines of Inquiry:

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    What is a community

    ·        
    Reasons people live in communities

    ·        
    People’sroles in the community

    ·        
    Systems that support the community

    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 Idea: Societies have landmarks that represent historical events

    Key Concepts:

    Form

    Connection

    Responsibility

    Lines of Inquiry:

    ·        
    Geographical locations of continents & oceans

    ·        
    Natural forces that change landforms

    ·        
    Differences/similarities in landmarks

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    How landmarks are linked to stories, events & ideas        

    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: People recognize important events through celebrations and traditions.
     
    Key Concepts
    :

    Change

    Connection

    Perspective

    Lines of Inquiry:

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    Ways of celebrating important events

    ·        
    Why people have different cultures and traditions

    ·        
    The similarities and differences between celebrations

    • How we interconnect with nature for our celebrations

    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: Physical and chemical changes in matter impact our world

    Key Concepts:

    Form 

    Change
     
    Causation

    Lines of Inquiry:

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    The nature of chemical & physical changes

    ·        
    State of matter and how they change

    ·        
    How changes in matter impact our world

    ·        
    Water cycle and weather

    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: Civilizations have many systems to help them live together

    Key Concepts:

    Causation

    Change

    Form

    Lines of Inquiry:

    ·        
    What makes a civilization

    ·        
    The impact of civilizations on communities

    ·        
    Political, communication & economic systems

    SHARING THE PLANET

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

    Central Idea: Resources can be recycled and conserved to protect the environment

    Key Concepts:

    Change

    Responsibility

    Connection

    (Conservation, Resources)

    Lines of Inquiry:

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    What makes up the environment

    ·        
    Personal choices that effect the environment

    ·        
    The recycling process

     
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    The impact of recycling on the environment