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IB UNITS OF INQUIRY

 

IB Units of Inquiry 2011-2012

Unit 1:

Who we are:

Everyone has a story to tell

Titel der Einheit: Jeder hat etwas zu erzählen.

Central Idea:

We learn about ourselves and the world around us through the written word

Zentrale Idee:

Durch das geschriebene Wort erfahren wir Dinge über uns selbst und die Welt um uns herum.

An Inquiry into:                                                   Wir untersuchen:

        - Purposes of writing                                    den Zweck des Schreibens

        - Ourselves as writers                                   uns selbst als Schreibende

        - The writer's notebook                                das Notizbuch des Schreibenden

        - Tools and Crafts Writers Use                     das Handwerkzeug des Schreibenden           

         - Writer's cycle                                             den Schreibkreislauf

    

Key Concept: Reflection

Attributes: Reflective, Communicator

Attitude Focus: Enthusiasm, Independence



Unit 2:

HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Wie wir uns organisieren: Rechte und Pflichten

Central Idea: 
In an effort to meet human needs, societies have established rights and responsibilities

Zentrale Idee :Im Bemühen menschliche Bedürfnisse zu befriedigen, haben Gesellschaften Rechte und Pflichten.

An Inquiry into:                                                                                                                   Wir untersuchen:                                                                          

  • our rights and responsibilities as citizens of the world                                            - unsere Rechte und Pflichten als Weltbürger
  • making connections between rules, rights and responsibilities                              - den Zusammenhang zwischen Regeln,Verantwortung und Rechten
  • rights of a child                                                                                                         - Kinderrechte
  • how nations and international organizations aim to protect children's rights      - wie nationale und internationale Organisationen versuchen,
  •                                                                                                                                       Kinderrechte zu schützen
Key Concept(s):
Perspective and Responsibility

Learner Attributes:
Caring  and Open-Minded

Attitude Focus:
Tolerance and Cooperation

Guest Speakers:  UNICEF representative
Social Action:  Trick or Treat for UNICEF

LINKS: 
http://youth.unicefusa.org/games/
http://freerice.com


Unit:

 HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES:

  ARTRAGEOUS

Central Idea:

History and culture influence how people create and respond to visual art.

An Inquiry into:

  • What is visual art?
  • What are the elements of visual art?
  • How do people's experiences and culture influence the creation of art?
  • How do people's experiences and culture influence the response to art?

 

Key Concept:  Form
Attributes: Balanced, Risk-taker
Attitudes: Creative, Confidence

 

 



Unit:

SHARING THE PLANET:

Web of Life

Central Idea

Living organisms depend on one another and their environment for survival. 

An inquiry into:

·          Ecosystems and their living and non-living components

·          The needs of organisms to live and grow

·          Interdependency and survival within an ecosystem

·          The human strand in the web of life.

 

 Key concept:  Connection

Learner Attributes:  Inquirer, Principled

Attitude Focus:  Integrity, Commitment 

Web links:
Web of Life links from the AEACS library
San Diego Zoo Animal Bytes 

Animal Mask Poems (UNIT PROJECT)

BZZZSPEAK Animal Sounds in Many Languages

 





 Unit:
Where We Are in Time and Place:

Where in the World Are We?

Central Idea:

All places on Earth have special features that distinguish them from other places.

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An inquiry into: 

  •  mapping skills
  •  physical geography
  •  human geography
  •  the impact of geographical features on society.

Key concepts:  Form, Causation

Learner profile attributes: 
Risk-taker, Thinker

Attitude focus: 
Confidence, Empathy

Web links:

GEOSENSE: WORLD GEOGRAPHY GAME       BE SURE TO SIGN IN WITH einstein:     

WEBQUEST: CA REGIONS & NATIVE CULTURES

CA INDIAN WEBQUEST



Unit:
How the World Works:

The Changing Earth



Central Idea:
 

The Earth's structure is altered by many factors.


An inquiry into:

* The Earth's structure

* Rocks and Minerals

* Processes that cause changes to/in the Earth

* Uses of the Earth's resources

Key concepts:  

Change and Function 

Learner Attributes:  

Knowledgeable 

Attitude Focus:
Curiousity and Respect

 

Web Links:

NASA "Kids Only Page

Ask a Geologist

What on Earth Quiz Game

Geology.com

Pangea Animation
 

 

Discovery Channel Volcano Videos

 

 





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