Who we are
Where we are in place and time
How we express ourselves
How the world works
How we organize ourselves
Sharing the planet
Age Group
An 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 and the 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 the interconnectedness 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 into rights 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.
KG1
3-4
Central Idea:
Every day people learn about themselves and about their community.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Myself as part of the community
  • Actions we do at school and at home
  • Our preferences
Key Concepts:
Form, Perspective, Reflection
Related Concepts:
self, community, routines, learning
No unit taught under this theme for this age group
Central Idea:
People express their feelings and ideas in different ways.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Different forms of expression
  • How stories and rhymes help us express ideas and feelings
  • Playing different roles within stories and rhymes
Key Concepts:
Form, Connection, Perspective
Related Concepts:
feelings, expression, communication
No unit taught under this theme for this age group
Central Idea:
People can use and reuse materials for different purposes.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Materials that can be reused
  • How we reuse materials
  • Why we reuse materials
Key Concepts:
Form, Change, Causation
Related Concepts:
materials, reusing, creativity
Central Idea:
Animals play different roles in people’s lives.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • The different roles animals play in people’s lives
  • How animals and people interact
  • Our responsibility for the well-being of animals
Key Concepts:
Function, Connection, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
animals, needs, interaction
KG2
4-5
Central Idea:
People all around the world use their senses to find out about themselves and their environment.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • What the five senses are
  • How the five senses function
  • How we use the senses to connect to the world around us
Key Concepts:
Form, Function, Connection
Related Concepts:
senses, world, communication
No unit taught under this theme for this age group
Central Idea:
Artists around the world show their creativity and imagination through their artwork.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Different techniques used by artists
  • Analysis of different artworks
  • Using imagination and creativity in artwork
Key Concepts:
Form, Perspective, Reflection
Related Concepts:
imagination, style, tools
Central Idea:
Light can be reflected and manipulated to create images and shadows
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Sources of light and reflected light
  • How shadows are created
  • How different kinds of materials reflect light differently
  • How light can be manipulated
Key Concepts:
Change, Connection, Causation
Related Concepts:
shadows, reflection, light
Central Idea:
Many products go through a process of change before they are consumed or used.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Changes products go through
  • Distribution of products
  • How people select the products they use
Key Concepts:
Change, Connection, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
components, process, choice
Central Idea:
The extinction of some species affects the balance on Planet Earth.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Endangered species
  • Causes behind endangered species
  • Our responsibility towards protecting endangered species
Key Concepts:
Form, Causation, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
relation, balance, habitat, extinction
KG3
5-6
Central Idea:
Relationships may have an impact on people’s well-being.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Factors affecting relationships
  • How relationships can affect the well-being of people
  • Roles and behaviors in relationships
Key Concepts:
Perspective, Connection, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
relationships, well-being, role, balance, interaction
Central Idea:
Interpretation of artifacts contributes to the understanding of people’s histories.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Analyzing artifacts
  • Creating artifacts
  • Reasons why people keep or discard artifacts
Key Concepts:
Form, Causation, Reflection
Related Concepts:
artifacts, history, value, discovery
Central Idea:
Stories can engage the audience and communicate meaning.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • How to construct an effective story
  • What stories can convey
  • How stories are created and shared
Key Concepts:
Form, Connection, Perspective
Related Concepts:
communication, expression, sequence, creation, illustrations
Central Idea:
All living things have life cycles that are dependent on certain conditions.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Living and nonliving things
  • Life cycles and patterns of growth
  • Factors that influence life cycles
Key Concepts:
Form, Change, Causation
Related Concepts:
cycles, living things, similarities, differences, environment, pattern
Central Idea:
Organizing celebrations requires planning, cooperation and creativity.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • What a celebration is
  • How a celebration is organized
  • Impact of planning on the success of celebrations
Key Concepts:
Form, Reflection, Connection
Related Concepts:
celebration, opinion, planning, decorations
Central Idea:
Water is essential to life and is a limited resource on earth.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • How water is used
  • Why water is becoming limited
  • Responsibility regarding water
Key Concepts:
Function, Causation, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
value, role, measurement
BE1
6-7
Central Idea:
The choices people make affect their health and well-being.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Daily routines and habits
  • Consequences of choices on our well-being
  • How change can impact our well-being
Key Concepts:
Causation, Responsibility, Reflection
Related Concepts:
choice, balance, well-being
Central Idea:
Some factors may affect the way people construct homes.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • The structure of homes
  • Factors that affect the way people construct homes
  • How homes have changed over time
Key Concepts:
Form, Change, Connection
Related Concepts:
homes, time, technology
Central Idea:
People use imagination to extend their thinking and expression.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • How people use imagination
  • Different ways imagination helps people see others’ perspectives
  • Influence of imagination on others
Key Concepts:
Reflection, Perspective, Function
Related Concepts:
imagination, expression, interpretation, points of view
Central Idea:
The Earth’s natural cycles influence the activity of living things.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Natural cycles (eg: night and day, weather patterns, seasons)
  • The actions living things take in response to earth’s natural cycles
  • Patterns of behavior in living things related to earth’s natural cycles
Key Concepts:
Causation, Connection, Change
Related Concepts:
cycles, interaction, pattern
Central Idea:
Different systems in the community help people stay organized.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Types of human-made systems in the community
  • How these systems function
  • How these systems help people stay organized
Key Concepts:
Form, Function, Connection
Related Concepts:
systems, communication, transportation
Central Idea:
Plants sustain life on Earth and play a role in the lives of living things.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • How people care for plants
  • Role of plants
  • How plants contribute to life on earth
Key Concepts:
Function, Responsibility, Perspective
Related Concepts:
interdependence, appreciation
BE2
7-8
Central Idea:
Children around the world have different rights, responsibilities and opportunities.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Children’s rights and responsibilities.
  • Opportunities available for children
  • Responsibilities towards deprived children
Key Concepts:
Form, Perspective, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
rights, responsibilities, deprivation
Central Idea:
Learning about previous generations explains the relationship between the past and the present.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Ways to find out about the past
  • Impact of aspects of the past on today
  • How aspects of the past have changed
Key Concepts:
Reflection, Connection, Change
Related Concepts:
time, discovery, continuity, impact, artifacts
Central Idea:
Different ways of expression reflect different cultures.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Different cultures from around the world
  • How different cultures express themselves
  • Sharing cultures with future generations
Key Concepts:
Form, Perspective, Reflection
Related Concepts:
culture, diversity, expression
Central Idea:
The world around us is composed of matter which can go through various changes.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • States and properties of matter
  • Why matter changes states
  • How chemical and physical reactions affect matter over time
Key Concepts:
Form, Change, Causation
Related Concepts:
matter, measurement, chemical and physical changes
Central Idea:
A workplace is an organization where people share responsibilities towards a common purpose.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Function of different professions and their workplaces
  • Interconnectedness of people in a workplace
  • Responsibility of people in a workplace
Key Concepts:
Function, Connection, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
workplace, role, purpose, organization
Central Idea:
Animals interact with and adapt to the habitats where they live.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Classification of animals and habitats
  • How animals adapt to their habitats
  • People’s responsibilities towards protecting animal habitats
Key Concepts:
Form, Change, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
classification, similarities, differences, adaptation
BE3
8-9
Central Idea:
The interactions between human body systems contribute to health and survival.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • How the body systems work
  • The relationships between and among body systems
  • Choices that may affect body systems
Key Concepts:
Function, Connection, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
system, relationship, choice
Central Idea:
Human migration is a response to challenges, circumstances and opportunities.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • The reasons why people migrate
  • Human migration throughout history
  • Effects of migration on communities
Key Concepts:
Causation, Change, Connection
Related Concepts:
geography, population, migration, adaptation
Central Idea:
Advertising influences people’s choices.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Different forms of advertising
  • The purpose of advertising techniques
  • The effects of advertising on decision making
Key Concepts:
Form, Function, Reflection
Related Concepts:
communication, expression, media
Central Idea:
Over time, scientific and technological advances have pushed people to explore space and the vast universe.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Space explorations over time
  • What makes space and the universe
  • Impact of space exploration on people
Key Concepts:
Form, Change, Connection
Related Concepts:
universe, solar system, space exploration
Central Idea:
Humans continually invent things to change living conditions.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Why humans invent
  • Development of inventions throughout time
  • The impact inventions have on our lives
Key Concepts:
Causation, Change, Perspective
Related Concepts:
inventions, creativity, development
Central Idea:
Reaching resolutions to conflicts is influenced by the actions and reactions of all involved.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Causes of conflicts
  • Effects of conflicts
  • Strategies used to resolve conflicts
Key Concepts:
Causation, Connection, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
peace, conflict, action and reaction
BE4
9-10
Central Idea:
Understanding how people learn enables them to take responsibility for their own learning.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • How the brain works
  • The different ways people learn
  • Ways in which strategies can help us to become responsible learners
Key Concepts:
Function, Reflection, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
learning, thinking, intelligence
Central Idea:
Learning about past civilizations and societies helps people understand the interconnectedness of individuals.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Characteristics of past civilizations and societies
  • How civilizations have changed over time
  • Impact of old civilizations on modern societies
Key Concepts:
Form, Change, Connection
Related Concepts:
civilizations, interconnectedness, continuity
Central Idea:
Through the arts, people use different forms of expression to convey their uniqueness as human beings.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • How people express their uniqueness through the arts
  • The diverse ways in which people express themselves
  • The role of the arts in cultures and societies
Key Concepts:
Form, Reflection, Perspective
Related Concepts:
perception, self-expression, creativity, uniqueness
Central Idea:
Forces have impacts on people’s daily lives.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Types of forces around us
  • How forces work
  • The impact of forces on our daily lives
Key Concepts:
Form, Function, Connection
Related Concepts:
gravity, forces, motion
Central Idea:
Economic activity relies on systems of production, exchange and consumption of goods and services.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • The role of supply and demand
  • The distribution of goods and services
  • Our responsibility as consumers
Key Concepts:
Function, Connection, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
economy, production, consumption, trade, statistics, scarcity, operations
Central Idea:
Planet Earth relies on a series of ecosystems to maintain life of every form.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Different types of ecosystems
  • How ecosystems function
  • Impacts human beings have on ecosystems
Key Concepts:
Form, Function, Reflection
Related Concepts:
ecosystem, biodiversity, conservation
BE5
10-11
Central Idea:
Values and beliefs influence the different changes people experience at different stages of their lives.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • How different factors can influence who we are
  • How values and beliefs shape our self image
  • How our self image is delivered to the community
Key Concepts:
Connection, Perspective, Reflection
Related Concepts:
identity, beliefs, values
Central Idea:
Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities and new understandings.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Methods of exploration and use of exploration tools
  • Reasons why people choose to explore
  • Attitudes, characteristics and mindsets of explorers
Key Concepts:
Causation, Perspective, Change
Related Concepts:
impact, space exploration, geography, biography
Central Idea:
Authors use different genres of literature to communicate universal themes.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Various literature genres and their characteristics
  • What a theme is and what makes it universal
  • How readers relate books to their real lives
Key Concepts:
Causation, Perspective, Change
Related Concepts:
literature, moral, communication, illustrations
Central Idea:
Energy may be converted, transformed and used to support human progress.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Different forms of energy sources
  • Process of energy transformation
  • Sustainable energy practices
Key Concepts:
Form, Change, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
energy, conservation, transformation, sustainability
Central Idea:
Communities create various organizations to support people’s needs.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Governmental organizations and NGO’s
  • How these organizations function
  • Factors that make the services offered by organizations successful
Key Concepts:
Form, Function, Responsibility
Related Concepts:
organization, needs, wants, services, continuity

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