Welcome to the world of civics! This is a 4-6 week transdisciplinary unit study with the theme of How We Organise Ourselves. Using the idea of what it means to be a citizen in the world, we inquire into the central idea and how leaders have governed world citizens over time, with various outcomes and effects upon society. With over 150 pages of hands on activities and lessons, this is a complete unit of inquiry. UK &; USA spelling included.
The summative assessment has an emphasis on action through raising awareness of issues and how, we, as a group united with common goals and just means, can educate others in order to create change. The lessons are suggestions as to how you could use the materials and resources created.
Everything is aligned with the IB PYP phases 3 & 4 and the CCSS standards for 4th &5thgrade.
Central idea: Interconnectedness of human structures can impact society’s perspective and promote or deny social justice and equal opportunities.
Lines of inquiry:
•What are different forms of governing systems?
•How are human rights and social justice affected by these systems & the leaders?
•What are the responsibilities of governments and leaders?
•Reading skills and strategies: close reading, annotating, inferring, predicting, cause and effect.
Classify & categorise sorting activities
•Personal narrative writing
•Collaborative group work
•Math: critical thinking and problem solving, data analysis, geometry
And much more.
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