First Grade Programme of Inquiry

Who We Are

Central Idea:

Throughout time people have lived in groups.

Lines of Inquiry:
-Influence of our group's history and location on who we are and become
-How our interactions with other group members affect our life experiences
-How other groups experience the world

Where We Are in Place and Time

Central Idea:

Throughout time people have created music, toys, games, and machines for entertainment.

Lines of Inquiry:
          -Changes in entertainment over time        -Influences on entertainment

How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea:
Through time and across cultures, people have told and written stories that broaden imaginations and explain the world around us.

Lines of Inquiry:
-How people explain the world through the sharing of written and oral stories
-Patterns that exist in tales from different cultures
-Lessons that we can learn from tales

How the World Works

Central Idea:
All forms of matter can be moved.

Lines of Inquiry:
-How motion can be changed

How We Organize Ourselves

Central Idea:

People everywhere trade goods.

Lines of Inquiry:
-Goods and services
-Money as a means of exchange
-Making spending decisions

Sharing the Planet

Central Idea:
The location of living things must provide the basic needs of survival.

Lines of Inquiry:
-How living things adapt to their environment
-The effects that humans have on habitats -Consequences of change in habitats