Kindergarten Programme of Inquiry

Who We Are

Central Idea:

Humans use their senses to gain knowledge of the world around them.

Lines of Inquiry:
-The senses
-Using our senses
-Protecting ourselves

Where We Are in Place and Time

Central Idea:

People use maps and transportation to help them explore their world.

Lines of Inquiry:

How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea:

Humans exchange feelings, ideas, opinions, and information in many different ways using a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior.

Lines of Inquiry:

How the World Works

Central Idea:

The way people use their finite resources to meet their wants and needs affects their environment.

Lines of Inquiry:
-Resources needed to survive
-Reducing, reusing, and recycling
-Our responsibilities to our environment

How We Organize Ourselves

Central Idea:

People everywhere work in communities in order to provide for their survival needs and economic wants.

Lines of Inquiry:
-Economic activities

Sharing the Planet

Central Idea:

Our planet is made up of living and nonliving things that are interdependent.

Lines of Inquiry:
-Living things
-Changes over time