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Kindergarten Unit of Inquiry

Unit 1:  How We Organize Ourselves (Rules Around Us)

 

  CENTRAL IDEA:   Organizing our lives through rules keep us safe.

 

    LINES OF INQUIRY

  • Inquiry into why we have rules. (Responsibility)

  • Inquiry into the different ways people demonstrate citizenship. (Connection)

  • Inquiry into how consequences affect you and those around you. (Connection)


Unit 2:   How the World Works

CENTRAL IDEA:  Patterns help us discover the world.

 

LINES OF INQUIRY

  • Using patterns to make predictions. (Connection)
  • How seasons affect our lives. (Causation)
  • Changes that affect patterns and why patterns are important. (Change)

Unit 3:  Who We Are (Community)

CENTRAL IDEA:  The structure of a community is organized to help us work and live Cooperatively.

LINES OF INQUIRY

  • The function of a community. (Function)

  • Helpful members of the community.(Responsibility)

  • Inquiry into how communities have changed over time. (Change)


Unit 4:  Sharing The Planet (Ecosystems)

CENTRAL IDEA:  Living things are interdependent.

LINES OF INQUIRY

  • The use of natural resources. (Function)

  • The relationship between living organisms. (Connection)
  • What living things need in order to grow and be healthy (Change)