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Fourth Grade Unit of Inquiry

October-November 2016

 
 

Unit Vocabulary:

law                          Congress

city                          mayor

state                        governor

country                   president

government           legislative                       

judicial                   executive

 

PYP Attitudes:

Integrity

Enthusiasm

 
 

PYP Learner Profile:

Knowledgeable

Communicators

Caring

 

Key Concepts:

Form          Function

Change      Responsibility

 
 
 

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Who We Are - October 17-December 2

 

Central Idea: Systems and structures facilitate decision making.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Who makes the rules/laws

  • How rule/lawmakers get chosen

  • Changing laws

How can families help at home?

  • Watch the election updates on the news. Discuss what you see. Ask your child who he or she would vote for and why.

  • Watch a city council meeting together on TV.

  • If you are able, bring  your child with you to vote on November 8th.

  • Share with your child laws and/or lawmakers you remember from when you were young.

  • Discuss the laws seen around us that affect our daily lives (e.g. traffic laws).