Unit of Inquiry (November-December 2014)

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

Summative Task:

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

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