Where We are In Place and Time (February-April)

Transdisciplinary  Theme: Where We Are in Place and Time

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Central idea: Exploration leads to discovery and develops new understandings.

 

Concepts: Change, Causation, Perspective
Related Concepts:
exploration, colonialism, power, history

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Reasons for exploration
  • How explorations have taken place over time
  • The consequence of exploration on people and societies

Summative assessment:

You are a statue of an explorer in Discovery Museum. You are going to show and explain about your exploration to visitors.

What (knowledge) :to know the purposes of exploration

Why (conceptual understanding) : in order to understand that exploration leads to discovery and develops new understanding

How (situation) :You are a statue of an explorer in Discovery Museum. You are going to show and explain about your exploration to visitors.

Content :

  • Mention the purpose(s) of exploration (own experience or from famous explorer)
  • Explain significant findings and challenges they met/learnt
  • Explain the impacts of the exploration

Process :

  • The attributes chosen are supportive (VA)
  • Oral presentation is easy to follow and understand (Communication skills)

 

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