UOI 2                  

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: People’s understanding of science has evolved over time, and shapes the future.


Group Central Idea: Insert your group’s central idea here

Tips for developing a central idea below

Topic Choices

Key concepts (highlight)

How is this relevant to my inquiry?

Form - what is it like?

Function - How does it work?

Causation - Why is it like this?

Change - How is it changing?

Connection - How is it connected to other things?

Perspective - what are the points of view?

Responsibility -  What is our responsibility?  

Reflection -How do we know?


Questions / Provocations

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Personal Inquiry

Explanation of what you are trying to inquire into

Insert explanation here


Insert photo of brainframe here



Key words for research

Making decisions  

How are you going to find out your information? Highlight.

Interview / books /  museums / survey / observations / video / article / online resources,

Other -

Finding out


Bibliography (sources)


Bibliography (sources)


What is my presentation like?

Reflection and Action


What action can I take?

Group Inquiry Assessment rubric - LINK

ICT Toolbox

Collaboration -

  • Padlet
  • Google - forms, drawing

Presentation -

  • Taxedo

List of topics

Sea and Sailing

Sources of power

Moving ahead (transport)

Flying machines

Looking closer (satellites, microscopes, scanner, telescope)

Telling the time

Writing to printing

Keeping in touch

Photography and television


Revolution in the home

Weird and wonderful

What is a central idea?

A statement that…

How do you develop a central idea?

  1. Look at the content of your topic and ask yourself what deeper ideas do you think you will learn about.  These are the concepts..
  2. Record the concepts on a concept web. Try to use only one or two words for each.
  3. Link related concepts on the web
  4. Use the linked concepts to make a statement that is an enduring understanding  

Example central ideas…