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Grade 1

 

Units of Inquiry:

1. Who We Are:  Sept 14 - Oct 13:  Events over time transform families

An inquiry into:

  • structures of families of the past
  • families today
  • causes of change within families

2.  How We Organize Ourselves: Oct 19 - Nov 24:  Communites strive to meet the needs of their members. 

An inquiry into:

  • different types of communities
  • universal wants and needs
  • civic responsibility

3.  Where We Are in Place and Time: Nov 30 - Jan 14:  Immigration and discoveries change how people eat 

An inquiry into:

  • availablity changes diet
  • where food comes from
  • exploration/discovery

4.   How the World Works: Jan 20 - March 4: Earth materials help us meet our basic needs

An inquiry into:

  • earth materials
  • similarities and differences of earth materials
  • uses of earth materials 

5:  Sharing the Planet:  March 7 - April 22: Every organism depends on its biome

An inquiry into:

  • organisms
  • types of biomes
  • human impact

 

6.  How We Express Ourselves: April 25 - May 27: People develop imagination and creativity through visual art

An inquiry into:

  • emotional connections
  • how inspiration compels artists
  • artists from around the world