Unit of Inquiry
Our first unit of inquiry is under the transdisciplinary theme Who We Are. This unit is focused on Personal, Social, and Emotional Changes & Well-being. Students will explore this through the central idea: Changes during adolescence can affect our behavior and emotions. Throughout this unit students will learn to identify various physical, social, and emotional changes that can occur during adolescence. Students will also be exposed ton decision-making processes in regard to how choices can impact relationships. Students will also collaborate to design appropriate strategies for managing stress and overcoming challenges.
Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are
Central Idea: Changes during adolescence can affect our behavior and emotions.
1. Form – What is it like?
2. Connection – How is it linked to other things?
3. Perspective – What are the points of view?
Related Concepts: Growth, Behavior, Choices, Relationships.
Lines of Inquiry:
1. The physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during adolescence.
2. Our choices affect our relationships with others.
3. Ways we can manage stress, changes, and challenges during adolescence.
Learner Profile Attributes: Balanced & Caring
Approaches to Learning:
Resilience – SM2.5.6 Work through change.
Emotional Management – SM2.3.3 Use strategies to reduce stress and anxiety.
Social Skills: Interpersonal Relationships:
SS1.1.7 Learn cooperatively in a group: being courteous, sharing, taking turns.
For language, there will be an emphasis on setting expectations for and modelling appropriate speaking and listening behaviors. For Reading, students will be introduced to different text types and strategies for selecting appropriate texts for reading. For writing, students will begin with sentence writing and using conjunctions for constructing longer sentences. When writing sentences, students will also review the correct use of conventions relating to punctuation.
For math, it is essential to review and build on students’ knowledge of the number sense and numeration strand. To achieve this, we will cover content relating to place value, composing, and decomposing of whole numbers, comparing, and ordering of whole numbers and rounding whole numbers. Students will also review and build on knowledge of addition and subtractions operations and problem solving and reasoning questions. Lastly, students will learn how to identify growing, shrinking, and repeating number patterns.
Goal: To produce an informative text that demonstrates how changes during adolescence can affect our behavior and emotions.
Audience: Upper Primary Community
Situation: Students will design coping strategies for physical, social and emotional changes that they or their peers may encounter in adolescence.
Product: An informative text based on students’ choice.
Change, Physical, Social, Emotional, Relationship, Adolescence, Puberty, Stress, Mental Health.