2016/2017 Transdisciplinary Themes

 
 Sharing the Planet

8/17/16-9/30/16

Central Idea:

Leaders encourage cooperation.


Key concepts:

Reflection, causation, responsibility


Related concepts:

Citizenship, initiative, consequences, impact , behavior, diversity, conflict, acceptance, friendship, relationships, communication


An inquiry into:

  • Peaceful behaviors

  • Interruptions of peace

  • Strategies for resolving conflict

  • The impact of communication


Learner Profiles:

Caring, principled


Attitudes:

empathy, tolerance,  respect, commitment, integrity


 How We Express

Ourselves

10/3/16-11/4/16

Central Idea:

Symbols communicate ideas, information, culture or feelings


Key concepts:

Function, reflection, form


Related concepts:

Communication, behavior


An inquiry into:

  • Types of symbols

  • How symbols communicate information

  • Ways symbols reflect cultures

  • Meaning of symbols


Learner Profiles:

Knowledgeable, Communicators,


Attitudes:

curiosity, creativity

  How The

World Works

11/7/16-1/13/17

Central Idea:

Light and sound impact our world.


Key concepts:

Form, causation


Related concepts:

Impact, properties, energy


An inquiry into:

  • Sources of light and sound

  • Properties of light and sound

  • Manipulation of light and sound

  • Day and night


Learner Profiles:

Thinker, reflective


Attitudes: enthusiasm, curioosity, appreciation

 

Who We Are

1/17/17-3/3/17 

Central Idea:

Words and phrases in literature express our experiences.


Key concepts:

Connection, perspective


Related concepts:

An inquiry into:

*Into forms of expression in literature

*How people can express their ideas and feelings through literature

*The differences between books that tell stories and books that give information


Learner Profiles:

open-minded, risk-taker


Attitudes: curiosity, enthusiasm, cooperation

 Where We Are

In Place and Time

3/6/17-4/28/17

Central Idea:

Land has different forms and uses that affect people and environments.


Key concepts:

function, change and connection


Related concepts:

environment, regions, choices

An inquiry into:

  • Choices of where we live

  • How landforms influence where we live

  • Physical characteristics of a region


Learner Profiles:

inquirer, knowledgeable


Attitudes: confidence, independence
How We Organize Ourselves 5/1/17-6/8/17

Central Idea:

The mutual relationship between living things depends on meeting needs.


Key concepts:

Form, Change, Perspective


Related concepts:

Interdependence, Connection,

Role, Relationship

An inquiry into:

  • The meaning of a mutual relationship

  • What a living thing is

  • What plants  and animals need

  • What plants and animals provide for each other


Learner Profiles:

Balanced, Inquirers


Attitudes:

Cooperation, respect, independence


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