Preschool

Who we are

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Central Idea

Being healthy and happy is a way to take care of ourselves and others.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Our choices can help us to be healthy and active. (Responsibility)
  • We need to understand our body to make healthy choices. (Function)
  • There are different ways to be healthy (Perspective)

Key Concepts

responsibility, function, perspective

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 inter-connectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Central Idea

Places and culture influence who we are.

Lines of Inquiry

Different cultures connect through understanding of their background (similarities and differences). (Perspective)

People respect different cultures and others sense of identity. (Connection)

Key Concepts

Perspective, connection

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

Being creative can allow people to express feelings and ideas.

Lines of Inquiry

Creativity and self expression can be many things. (Form)

Many ideas and feelings can be investigated with creativity and experimentation. (Function)

Investigating ideas helps people to understand new things. (Reflection)

Key Concepts

form, function, reflection

How we organise ourselves

An inquiry into the inter-connectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Central Idea

People play different roles in communities to which they belong.

Lines of Inquiry

Community is a group of people living in a certain area/place. (Form)

People have important jobs to help in the community. (Function)

Parents’ jobs are important in the community. (Responsibility)

Key Concepts

form, function, responsibility