H. Allen Hight Program of Inquiry
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KindergardenWho we areWhere we are in place and timeHow We Express OursellvesHow the World Works Sharing the PlanetHow we Organize Ourselves
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Transdisciplinary ThemeAn inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health;human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures;rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind;the relationships between andthe interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values;the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.An inquiry into theinterconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.An inquiry intorights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things;communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
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Central IdeaWe learn new things when we explore.New ideas change the world.We observe connections around usLiving things depend on resources.
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Key ConceptsCausation
Function
Perspective
Reflection
Change
Connection
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Related ConceptsKey Details
Ask and Answer Questions
Visualize
Story Elements
Forces. pushes and pulls
Writing Ideas
Learning and Working together
Wonders Unit #’s 9&10
Phonemic awareness:

Comprehension: sequence, cause and effect.
writing: word choice and organization, independent writing, adjectives
Key details
Ask and answer questions
Reread
Key Detail: sequence
Visualize
Wonders Unit #’s 7,8
Make Predictions
Character, Setting, Plot
Writing:Connect Sentences (first, next, last)
Ask and Answer Questions
Plot Sequence
Writing: Word Choice (Use Describing Words)
Plant and Animal Needs
Work Now and Long Ago
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Approaches to Learning
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Learner Profiles
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Lines of InquiryHow we learn and work together? (HSS)
What are the causes and effects of motion? (NGSS)
How do tools help us explore? (Wonders Unit 2)
How can things in nature be used to make new things? (wonders unit 9)
What does it mean to be a global citizen (HSS)
What can we do to modify our impact on the environment? (NGSS)
How can people help to make your neighborhood better? (Wonders 4-6)
What is our neighborhood like? (HSS)
How do we protect ourselves from the elements? (NGSS)
How are our lives different from those who lived in the past? How are they the same? (HSS)
What do living things need to survive? (NGSS)
What do you know about our Earth? (Wonders Unit 8)
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Unit SequenceAugust September
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