Unit of Inquiry
For this 1st unit, students will go to the swimming pool to learn basic skills, swimming styles and games under water. They will understand the importance of safety in sports and develop their swimming ability under the well-designed training. Some specific games and activities have been selected to give out to students to explore. For the social and emotional part, we will start learning respect and tolerance.
Transdisciplinary Theme: How we organize ourselves
Central Idea: Physical activities requires skills, strategies, and safety.
1. Connection – How is it connected?
2. Function – What is it for?
3. Responsibility – What is our responsibility?
Related Concepts: Community & Relationship
Lines of Inquiry:
1. Teamwork creates diverse choices
2. Motivation is a key element to success
3. Taking risks and safety are equally important
Learner Profile Attributes: Communicator & Risk-taker
Approaches to Learning:
SM2.1.3 Use strategies to support concentration and overcome distractions.
C1.1.4 Listen to and follow the information and direction of others.
At the end of the unit, students will give their presentation about showing two swimming styles. They will show us their understanding of an active lifestyle with the respect of safety. As for SEL class, it can either be a poster display about how they understand “respect”, or a presentation about how people respect their friends and be tolerant to others.
What can you do for your child at home:
1. Daily exercise and go swimming!
2. Talk about the importance of safety and watch some water sports on TV.
3. Have some discussion about respecting others.