Grade 1

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April – May 2017

Transdisciplinary Theme: Where We Are In Place and Time

Central Idea: Communities and buildings are constructed to provide for needs and wants

Lines of Inquiry:

  • community characteristics
  • rural and urban
  • past and present

Key Concepts:  Connection, Form, and Change

Transdisciplinary Skills: Thinking Skills and Self-management Skills

Learner Profile: Inquirer, Thinker and Risk-Taker

Attitudes: Creativity, Independence and Commitment

 

February – March 2017

Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are

Central Idea: People and animals use their senses to explore, interact, and understand the world

Lines of Inquiry:

  • the five senses
  • how technology supports the functioning of the senses
  • physical and emotional health

Key Concepts: Causation, Function, Perspective

Transdisciplinary Skills: Self-management Skills, Research Skills, and Thinking Skills

Learner Profile: Open-minded, Communicator, and Reflective

Attitudes: Curiosity, Enthusiasm, and Respect

 

December  2016 – January 2017

Transdisciplinary Theme: How The World Works

Central Idea: People are connected to animals around the world

Lines of Inquiry:

  • regions of our planet
  • animals of a specific region
  • behaviours and consequences

Key Concepts: Causation, connection, and responsibility

Transdisciplinary Skills: Social Skills, Research Skills, and Thinking Skills

Learner Profile: Inquirer and Knowledgeable

Attitudes: Curiosity and Independence

 

October 2016 – November 2016

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: Celebrations and traditions contribute to family and community

Lines of Inquiry

  • The meaning of celebrations and traditions
  • Personal celebrations and traditions
  • Similarities and differences

Key Concepts: Causation, change, and connection

Transdisciplinary Skills: Social Skills, Communication Skills, Research Skills

Learner Profile Communicators, Open-minded, and Reflective

Attitudes: Curiosity, Enthusiasm, and Respect

 

September 2016 – October 2016

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organize Ourselves.

Central Idea: Environmental print provides information about the world

Lines of Inquiry:

  • signs and symbols in the environment
  • specialized systems of communication

Key Concepts: Form, function, and reflection

Transdisciplinary Skills: Acquisition of knowledge, Application, Synthesis, Listening and Speaking, Reading, Writing, Comprehension, Cooperating, and Organizing Data

Learner Profile: Thinkers and Communicators

Attitudes: Confidence