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1st Grade Unit of Inquiry

Unit 1
How we Organize Ourselves

Rules and Laws
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
The roles of rules affect organizational systems.
  • Rules and laws that govern our live. (form)
  • The value of citizenship. (function)
  • Collaboration.(responsibility)

Unit 2
How The World Works

Change Can Happen
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
Interactions can lead to changes in elements.
  • Types of interactions. (causation)
  • Connections to our lives. (connection)
  • Effects of changes. (change)

Unit 3
Who we are

Our Diverse Community
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
A community can benefit from diversity.
  • The different places people come from. (form)
  • The relationship between diverse groups with communities. (connection)
  • the benefits and challenges of a diverse group. (perspective)

Unit 4
Where we are in Place and Time

Communities, Then and Now
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
Innovations cause changes in communities over time.
  • How innovations and institutions have changed over time. (form)
  • Why changes in transportation and institutions occur over time. (change)
  • How changes in transportation and institutions impact our lives. (causation)

Unit 5
Sharing the Planet

Survive and Thrive
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
Living things interact with their environment to survive and thrive.
  • The availability of resources. (form)
  • How living things meet their needs. (connection and function)
  • People's connection to these systems. (connection)

Unit 6
How We Express ourselves

Express Yourself
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
People communicate through various forms of expression.
  • Learning the elements of the arts. (art, dance, music, and theater) (form)
  • How everyone can express themselves through the arts. (reflection)
  • The diverse ways in which people view and interpret art. (perspective)