4th Grade I.B. Units

You will find the 4th Grade Programme of Inquiry, what unit we are currently working on, and what's coming up!

CURRENT UNIT: Who We Are

COMING UP: How the World Works

 

Fourth Grade Programme of Inquiry 2017-2018

Who We Are

 

“Human Relationships”

How the World Works

 

“Innovate”

How We Express Ourselves

“ You Can Express It”

Where We are in Place and Time

“Conflict Journeys”

Sharing the Planet

“Every Drop Counts”

How We Organize Ourselves

“Power!”

Central Idea

Positive and negative social interactions influence human relationships.

Discovery and understanding of technology allows humans to innovate.

People express themselves through different art forms.

Conflicts can influence geographic boundaries.

Water is essential to life and a limited resource for many people.

Power impacts the function of systems and organizations.

Lines of Inquiry

·       There are multiple perspectives in relationships

·       Culture can affect all types of relationships

 

·       Problems drive new innovations

·       Progression of technology

·       Innovation is a process

·       Writing expresses ideas

·       Music and dance express ideas

·       Art expresses ideas

·       Acting expresses ideas

·       Conflicts cause geographic boundaries

·       Geographic boundaries cause conflict.

 

·       Ways to conserve a finite resource

·       The ways that water affects all living organisms

·       Choices people make with water.

·       Power impacts different types of communities (classroom, local, etc.)

·       Power impacts governments

·       Power impacts world-wide relations

·       Economic factors influence the distribution of power.

Key Concepts

Connection

Perspective

Responsibility

Reflection

Function

Connection

Causation

Connection

Perspective

Causation

Perspective

 Change

Responsibility

Change Perspective

Form

Function

Connection

Learner Profiles

Principled

Open-Minded

Caring

Reflective

Inquirer

Risk-Taker

Thinker

Communicator

Risk-Taker

Well-Balanced

Knowledgeable

Open-Minded

Reflective

Communicator

Principled

Caring

Thinker

Communicators

Knowledgeable

Approaches to Learning

Social Skills

Thinking Skills

Communication Skills

Research Skills

Communication Skills

Self-Management Skills

Thinking Skills

Social Skills

Communication skills

Communication Skills

Self-Management

Skills

Social Skills

Research Skills

Thinking Skills

 

Social Skills

Self-Management skills

Communication Skills

 

Attitudes

Respect

Tolerance

Empathy

Confidence

Enthusiasm

Independence

Creativity

Appreciation

Enthusiasm

 

Tolerance

Commitment

Empathy

Appreciation

Empathy

Tolerance

 

Cooperation

Curiosity

Integrity