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IB PYP Curriculum Map: G2 where we are in place and time

Transdisciplinary Where we are in Ancient civilizations contribute Subject Dates

Central Idea Library, ICT, Social studies 9th April - May 12th
Theme place and time. to present day societies. Integration

Key Concepts: Function, Connection, Perspective

Thinking skills: research,
Related Concepts:
acquisition of knowledge,
Function - Structures and roles within past civilizations
Learner Profile Inquirers, synthesis, evaluation.
Targeted Approaches Lines of Inquiry Connection - Contributions towards present society
Attributes & Reflective, Social Skills: Co-operating
to Learning & Concepts Perspective - Past civilizations and present day societies
Attitudes Communicators. Research skills: planning,
What determines beliefs and values
How and why role models are chosen
Influences of role models on our choices and actions

Goal: Children to be able to discuss how past societies contribute towards our What are needs and wants?
world today What is a society?
Product/Performance: Diary, letter, schedule etc to share a day in the life of.. What does a society need?
with interview using key questions How and why have societies changed?
1. What role did you play in your society? What civilization did you visit? How are past and present day societies similar and different?
2. What is the same / different between the society you visited and What connections exist between past and present day
Summative societies?
your life today? Key Questions
Assessment What are artefacts?
3. How has/could that civilization contributed to today? What do you
What legacy have ancient civilisations left behind?
think we have borrowed from this civilization? What legacy will we leave behind?
Success indicators: Children will be able to inquire and reflect on what it was
like to live in the past. They will show they can share my knowledge of ancient

Unit of Inquiry Integrated and Stand-Alone Learning Outcomes

Types of Texts & Oral Reading: Continue to explore form and function of non-fiction text. Begin to classify and describe past and present day civilizations (including Dubai)
using information reports. Inquire into features of nonfiction narratives, fables and mythology during shared and guided reading to appreciate role of storytelling throughout
Reading Strategies: Gathers information using table of contents, captions, glossaries and indexes with guidance. Continued focus on reading fluency, expression and
Comprehension & Response: Forms questions about texts. Begin to use text-to-text connections to deepen understanding and make text-to-world connections. Recognize
authors purpose (inform, persuade, entertain, instruct).

Writing - Types of Text: Analyze and apply non-fiction text features (table of contents, headings, charts, captions etc.). Create information reports and simple, sequenced
stories with guidance. Mechanics & Conventions: Identify and use nouns, verbs and adjectives related to Society, History, Geography and Language within Unit of Inquiry.
Use past and present verb tenses independently. Process & Content: Collect, organize, record and present research findings related to past and present day civilizations
using Venn Diagrams, timelines, charts and other graphic organizers

Number Sense: Read, write, order and compare whole numbers to 3-digits. Round and estimate whole numbers up to 3-digits justifying their reasons. Read, write, compare
Mathematics and order cardinal and ordinal numbers (up to 30th) in calendars, timelines etc. Improve estimation strategies to evaluate reasonableness of answers. Continue grade-level
computational skills and mental math skills.
Shape & Space: Understand, interpret, use and create simple directions. Describe paths, regions, positions and boundaries in immediate environment (use compasses, keys
and simple coordinates).
Measurement: Understand that calendars can be used to determine the date and identify and sequence days of the week and months of the year. Read and write time to
the hour, half hour and quarter hour (analogue and digital)

Arabic A: the students will learn about their morals and values, this unit will cover the following lessons: the brave fireman, we are the children, tolerance and forgiveness,
Arabic you are in our heart.
Arabic B: we will learn the names of different countries and their capitals then we will learn about old civilizations in different countries.

Students will be exploring rhythmic notation, dynamic notation (how variations in sound volume are expressed in written music), and melodic direction. In strings, the
Music students are learning simple melodies to develop coordination between left and right hand technique.

Students will be participating in a Tennis unit in which they will:

Learn and practise striking skills using a racquet.
PE Develop hand - eye coordination and key movement skills applicable to tennis.
Strengthen collaborative attributes by learning skills with a partner or in a small group.
Develop an understanding of the rules of tennis.

Students will continue to explore recycled art, reflecting on how they can use art to show their responsibility towards creating a sustainable future. They will investigate what
Visual Arts
materials can be used to create their own recycled robot and then construct a unique robot with a focus on form and balance.

Incursions & Sharjah Archeology Museum