Transdisciplinary Theme : How We Organize Ourselves.
• Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making;economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Central idea: Government systems influence the lives of citizens.
Concepts: Function, Connection and Causation
Related concepts: equality, governance, citizenship, law, politics
Lines of Inquiry:
- How Government systems function
- Impact of government on citizens
- The rights and responsibilities of citizenship
The students are going to be assessed individually. They are going to be a mayor and propose a new policy to the legislative members (class mates).
The focused learner profile within the Unit of Inquiry :
Thinkers and Principled
Thinkers: The students will need to show that they are thinkers by making a reasonable arguments and defending them as they propose new policies.
Principled: By understanding their rights and responsibilities as citizens, students are expected to who that they are good citizens by following the rules independently
How Parents Can Support
Encourage their sons/daughters to read/watch the current news.
Discuss the news with the students, encourage them to be a thinker by asking their opinion about they news they heard/watched.
Encourage students to be principled by doing their responsibilities independently