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									                                                                                            ALICE BIRNEY ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
                                                                                                                   2008-2009
                                                                                                Program of Inquiry Overview - Grade: 1 03/27/09

GRADE   An inquiry into                                          An inquiry into                                        An inquiry into                                           An inquiry into                                      An inquiry into                                      An inquiry into
  1                   Who we are                                    Where we are in time and place                             How we express ourselves                                    How the world works                               How we organise ourselves                             How we share the planet
        An exploration of the nature of the self; of our         An exploration of our orientation in place and time;   An exploration of the ways in which we discover and       An exploration of the physical and material world;   An exploration of human systems and communities;     An exploration of our rights and responsibilities as
        beliefs and values; of personal, physical, mental,       of our personal histories; of history and geography    express our nature, ideas, feelings, beliefs and values   of natural and human-made phenomena; of the world    of the world of work, its nature and its value; of   we try to share finite resources with other people,
        social and spiritual health; of our families, friends,   from local and global perspectives; of our homes       through language and the arts.                            of science and technology.                           employment and unemployment and their impact.        with other living things; of communities and of the
        communities and cultures; of our rights and              and journeys; of the discoveries, explorations and                                                                                                                                                                         relationships within and between them.
        responsibilities; of what it means to be human.          migrations of humankind; of the contributions of
                                                                 individuals and civilisations.
        Central idea:                                            Central idea:                                          Central idea:                                             Central idea:                                        Central idea:                                        Central idea:
        Symbols and traditions provide a sense                   Structures of schools and communities in               People use varied art forms to express the                Weather patterns inform, prepare, and                In a society members attempt to develop              Living things have similar needs but inhabit
        of community across time.                                the past have helped shaped our lives                  same theme.                                               affect the daily lives of people around the          rules, elements of fair play and good                different environments and have external
                                                                 today.                                                                                                           world.                                               citizenship, opinions, rights of others, as a        features that help them thrive in these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       method of organization.                              different places.

        Transdisciplinary Skills:                                Transdisciplinary Skills:                              Transdisciplinary Skills:                                 Transdisciplinary Skills:                            Transdisciplinary Skills:                            Transdisciplinary Skills:
        Social Studies, ELA, Math, Music                         Social Studies, ELA                                    Social Studies, Art, ELA                                  Science, ELA, Math                                   Social Studies, ELA, Math                            Science, ELA, Art

        Lines of inquiry:                                        Lines of inquiry:                                      Lines of inquiry:                                         Lines of inquiry:                                    Lines of inquiry:                                    Lines of inquiry:
        We learn about the U.S.A. through its                     Comparing our lives to the lives of                                                                            Using scientific tools to collect data                 What does being fair mean?                       Plant and animal needs
        symbols, heroes, landmarks, and                            other generations                                    IN DEVELOPMENT                                              about weather                                         How do we make sure we are                        Animal dependency on plants for food
        holidays. Even though each person in                      Comparing our lives to others in                                                                                How weather changes                                playing fair and showing good                          and shelter
        America is different from one another,                     different countries                                                                                             Why there are weather patterns and                                                                       Relationship of plants with other living
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sportsmanship?
        we have these things in common and that                   Using maps and globes to gain global                                                                             how they are different around the                                                                         things
        builds community between people.                           and local perspective                                                                                            world                                                  How do we make sure things are
         Expressing American ideals through                                                                                                                                                                                                fair?
          patriotic songs and the pledge                                                                                                                                                                                                 What does being a good citizen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       mean?
         Understand American holidays and
          the heroism and achievements of the
          people associated with them.
         Identify American symbols,
           landmarks, and documents (the flag,
           bald eagle, Statue of Liberty, U.S.
           Constitution and Declaration of
           Independence).
        Teacher questions:                                       Teacher questions:                                     Teacher questions:                                        Teacher questions:                                   Teacher questions:                                   Teacher questions:
        What are America’s most popular                          How has school changed over time?                      IN DEVELOPMENT                                            How does weather affect life and other               What are rules and laws?                             What are the basic needs of plants?
        patriotic songs and why do we sing                       How has school stayed the same?                                                                                  things?                                              Why should we follow rules and/or                    What are the basic needs of animals?
        them?                                                    Is school the same around the world?                                                                             How does weather work?                               laws?                                                Why do plants and animals choose to live
        What is the Pledge of Allegiance?                        What has caused the changes?                                                                                     How can we measure weather?                          Why do people vote?                                  in a particular habitat?
        Why do we recite the Pledge of                           Are the changes good?                                                                                            How do we know weather is important?                                                                      What external features do they have to
        Allegiance?                                                                                                                                                               What are different kinds of weather?                                                                      help them survive in their habitat?
        Why does America have a flag?                                                                                                                                             Why does weather change or not change?                                                                    How do plants and animals help other
        Who are American heroes and how do                                                                                                                                        How can we prepare for weather?                                                                           living things exist?
        we honor them?                                                                                                                                                            How does weather cause a natural                                                                          How can we protect plants and animals?
        What are some of the national holidays                                                                                                                                    disaster?                                                                                                 Do plants and animals need protection?
        we celebrate?
        Why are our country’s symbols
        important?

        Key concepts:                                            Key concepts:                                          Key concepts:                                             Key concepts:                                        Key concepts:                                        Key concepts:
        Causation, Connection, Reflection                        Change, Form, Connections                              IN DEVELOPMENT                                            Form, Function, Causation, Change                    Function, Connection, Responsibility,                Connection, Causation, Responsibility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Perspective
        Developing transdisciplinary and                         Developing transdisciplinary and                       Developing transdisciplinary and                          Developing transdisciplinary and                     Developing transdisciplinary and                     Developing transdisciplinary and
        learner profile skills:                                  learner profile skills:                                learner profile skills:                                   learner profile skills:                              learner profile skills:                              learner profile skills:
        The question-answer books provide                         Thinking skills – comparing,                                                                                  Communication Skills- During                         Students are able to present their                    Literacy-Science – read books
        opportunities for the students to be                       contrasting, cause and effect,                       IN DEVELOPMENT                                            experimentation, students will discuss               understanding of fair play                            Art-science – draw pictures
        inquirers.                                                 categorizing                                                                                                   what is happening as well as write, and              communicating through discussion,                     Students suggestions and ideas
        The students use the sort to reflect on                   Communication skills – presentation                                                                            illustrate in their science journals                 problem-solving, role-play and writing.
        their own learning during the unit.                        of information to students and parents                                                                         *Thinking Skills- Putting air in context,

BIRNEY ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 2008-2009
       Students show enthusiasm in learning           Research skills – using social studies                           comparing weather’s affects in various       Students are cooperative when taking
       the partriotic songs                            book and others to make thinking                                 regions                                      turns and sharing responsibilities. They
                                                       maps                                                             Inquirers: Students developed their          try to find solutions to disagreements
       Students discuss the importance of                                                                               curiosity by exploring scientific concepts   themselves before tattling or resorting to
       respecting the flag, the president, and our                                                                      using hands-on experimentation and           any other negative behavior.
       country.                                                                                                         concrete materials and through
                                                                                                                        questioning the reasons for different        They show respect on campus for
       We practice communication by sharing                                                                             types of weather and storms.                 teachers, building maintenance support
       our writing with peers and across grade                                                                                                                       staff, office staff, parents, and the
                                                                                                                        Communicators: Students
       levels.                                                                                                                                                       principal, and increasingly for each other
                                                                                                                        communicated their findings through
                                                                                                                        journal entries and partner talk. It also    and their peers.
       Math- reading and using a calendar to
       locate holidays. Timelines to sequence                                                                           took communication while completing          Listening and speaking skills: Students
       events. Identification of coins and the                                                                          small group and partner investigations.      demonstrate these skills while listening
       concept of money as an American                                                                                  Listening and speaking skills:               and presenting solutions to the problems
       symbol.                                                                                                                                                       posed to them on the index cards.
                                                                                                                        Students demonstrated listening and          Students work collaboratively to set rules
       Writing- nonfiction writing applications.                                                                        speaking when presenting portions of
                                                                                                                                                                     and consequences throughout the
                                                                                                                        the tree map and different types of
       Communication skills-during lessons and                                                                          weather to the class. Students worked        activities in the unit.
       readings students will partner talk and                                                                          collaboratively to find facts about one      Thinking skills: Analysis and synthesis
       share their thinking and wonderings with                                                                         type of weather.                             of the differences between rules and
       the whole group. Students will
                                                                                                                        Self-Management Skills:                      laws, concepts of fair play, being a good
       communicate their written work to peers.
                                                                                                                                                                     citizen, leadership and responsibility.
                                                                                                                        Students were required to file and keep
       Poetry and Songs about America.
                                                                                                                        their own material and portfolio work.       Principled-students are able to discern
       Literacy – nonfiction, biographies,                                                                              They were also required to help with the     the values of right and wrong from the
       poetry                                                                                                           set-up and clean-up of work stations.        peer interactions through the problem-
       Music – patriotic songs                                                                                                                                       solving index card activity and the do
       Social Studies – timelines, symbols,                                                                                                                          and don’t rule and law sort, establishing
       traditions                                                                                                                                                    conditions of fairness and equal
                                                                                                                                                                     opportunity for leaders and their
                                                                                                                                                                     responsibilities.
                                                                                                                                                                     Cooperation-students learn that through
                                                                                                                                                                     respect and teamwork, interactions
                                                                                                                                                                     among one another can be much more
                                                                                                                                                                     enjoyable and group work can be made
                                                                                                                                                                     more efficient through the added ideas
                                                                                                                                                                     from other’s experience. Individual
                                                                                                                                                                     disagreements can be solved quickly by
                                                                                                                                                                     using the “golden rule” as a motto.

       Summative assessment:                         Summative assessment:                      Summative assessment:   Summative assessment:                        Summative assessment:                        Summative assessment:
        Student portfolio documenting learning       Tree map for categorizing life then       IN DEVELOPMENT        Students will name for different kinds of    The summative assessment will guide             Basic needs of plants and animals
         from each lesson.                             and now, school tools                                            weather, cut and paste outfits that are      what they have learned by using a pre-          Recreating habitat – art
        Student sort of U.S. heroes, landmarks,      Double bubble map comparing life in                              appropriate for four specific types of       made tree map ” to explain what it means        Science journals – basic needs
         symbols, and holidays. Student’s written      the past with life now                                           weather scenes, and color in an              to be a good citizen and linking the            Thinking maps
         knowledge of each category.                  Double bubble map comparing school                               approximate temperature for that type of     response to the “Golden Rule”.                  Students write letters to save habitats
                                                       life in different countries                                      weather.                                                                                     Presentations to other students
        Student presentations given in groups                                                                                                                       In small groups, student are asked to
                                                      Class book about learning                                                                                     complete a pre-made “tree map” to               Students may take action by thinking
         of 3-4. Each presentation will include       Writing about the information from                                                                            explain what it means to be a good               of ways to protect plants and animals
         one patriotic song, and a poster              the Trunk Show                                                                                                citizen. Students sort sentence strips of        in their natural habitats
         display of one American landmark ,
         symbol, and biography describing an                                                                                                                         statements made that describe other
         American leader.                                                                                                                                            people’s opinions or other people’s
                                                                                                                                                                     rights.




BIRNEY ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 2008-2009

								
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