RW 3rd Grade

3rd Grade POI 2017/2018

Current Unit of Study

Trandisciplinary Theme: Who we are.

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities.

Central Idea:

Order establishes roles within a community.

Lines of Inquiry:

Rights and responsibilities created in communitiesNatural rights and responsibilitiesSafety within a community

Key Concepts:

Form- What is it like?Function- How does it work?Responsibility- What is our responsibility?

Related Concepts:

RightsCommunitySequence

Questions

What are my rights and responsibilities within my community?How do my actions impact my community?What is order?How do humans establish order?How does the natural world establish order?What is my role in keeping my community safe?How does a community determine what safety measures need to be taken? (weather, practice drills, etc)Why are safety measures important?

Upcoming Unit of Study

Trandisciplinary Theme: How the world works.

An inquiry into the impact of scientific and technological advancement on society and on the environment. .

Central Idea:

Innovation leads to advancement.

Lines of Inquiry:

Innovators through historySocietal uses of advancementEffects on the environment

Key Concepts:

Change-Perspective-Function- How does it work?

Related Concepts:

InterpretationTransformationCausation (cause and effect)

Questions

What is an innovator?How are innovators and inventors different/alike?How can you be an innovator as a student?How could you make progress?What are the types of advancements (engineer, technological, medical etc.)? Examples?What does “having an impact” mean?How have these advancements impacted you and/or society?What effects have scientific and technological advancements had on the environment? How do you know? How can you tell?How do these advancements positively/negatively affect the future?Are environmental effects worse in other parts of the world?

Roscoe Wilson Elementary school

An Authorized International Baccalaureate World School