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2nd Ggrade Unit of Inquiry

Unit 1
​How we Express Ourselves

Creative Expressions
CENTRAL IDEA                               Imagination Inspires Creativity.
LINES OF INQUIRY                                         
  • The available resources in the environments and how the influence the design of buildings and structures.
  • The construction of buildings and structures.
  •   The relationship between types of communities and the structures they build.

Unit 2
​Who We Are

People Make a Difference
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
People cause changes that impact the world.
  • How people make a difference in everyday life. (reflection)
  • How character impacts the world. (change)
  • How citizens take initiative to impact the world through their individual actions.  ( responsibility)

Unit 3
​Where We Are In Place and Time

History of our Past
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
Exploring the past shapes our understanding of the world.
  • Exploring the natural environment helps us understand change.(change)
  • Exploring our connections to the past. (connection)
  • Our responsibility towards preservation. (responsibility)

Unit 4
Sharing the Planet

The World Around us
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
Each pattern exhibits a specific set of characteristics.
  • Life cycles. (plants, animals) [change, causation]
  • Patterns in everyday life. (math, music, dance) [function]

Unit 5
​How the World Works

Our Land
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
Changes in the environment contribute to the structure of the land.
  • The changes of the earth. (change)
  • An inquiry into the structure of the land and its physical properties. (form)
  • An inquiry into the roles within communications. (function)

Unit 6
​How We Organize Ourselves

People who Supply Our Needs
CENTRAL IDEA
LINES OF INQUIRY
Producers and consumers are interdependent in our society.
  • Ways in which systems interact. (causation)
  • How weather influences the production of goods. (connection)
  • The interdependence of producers and consumers. (function)