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PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY
TIMEFRAME THEME CENTRAL IDEA August 23 – Sept 30 Who We Are
Being able to recognize and appreciate values helps us interact with others in a range of circumstances. Key concepts: form, function, perspective Related concepts: conflict resolution, values, pluralism
Oct 4 – Nov 12 How We Express Ourselves
We communicate for an intended purpose with an audience in mind.
Nov 15 – Dec 17 How We Organize Ourselves
Marketplaces are organized and influenced by the needs of the community.
Jan 3 – Feb 18 How the World Works
Advancements in scientific technology have consequences and impact society and the environment. Key concepts: perspective, function, causation Related concepts: technology, consequence, impact
Feb 21 – April 1 Where We Are in Place and Time
Decisions resulting from the use of power have consequences that affect the rights of individuals and societies. Key concepts: change, causation, responsibility Related concepts: consequences, power, rights, influence, authority 1. How the use of power affects human dignity and the rights of individuals and society 2. How power is established 3. Our responsibility in how power is used Thinking Skills: Evaluation, dialectical thought, metacognition Communication Skills: reading, viewing
April 4 – June 10 Sharing the Planet
The way we share the planet will have a long-term impact on quality of life (Tentative)
Key concepts: form, causation, responsibility Related concepts: consequence, influence
Key concepts: function, connection, reflection Related concepts: supply and demand, interdependence, decision-making How the marketplace operates as a system to meet the needs of a community 2. How supply and demand affects the marketplace 3. Operating a business within a marketplace Social Skills: cooperating, group decision making, resolving conflict Research Skills: collecting data, organizing data, interpreting Self-management Skills: organization, time management Data Handling • Data can be presented effectively for valid interpretation and communication • Range, mode, median and mean can be used to analyze statistical data 1.
Various concepts as determined by students
LINES OF INQUIRY
1. Differences and similarities in values 2. Conflict resolution strategies 3. How we relate with others to nurture and maintain harmony Communication Skills: listening and speaking Thinking Skills: dialectic thought
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Forms of communication How communication evokes a response How we communicate for an intended purpose
1. Advancements in scientific technology 2. Resulting consequences of different inventions
1. Issues that affect the future of our planet and its people (Student Choice)
Communication skills: reading and writing; viewing and presenting; non-verbal communication Thinking Skills: comprehension; evaluation
Thinking Skills: comprehension, dialectical thought, synthesis, evaluation Research Skills: formulating questions
THROUGH THE LENS OF MATHEMATICS
Data Handling • Data can be presented effectively for valid interpretation and communication
Pattern and Function • Patterns can often be generalized using algebraic expressions, equations or functions. • Exponential notation is a powerful way to express repeated products of the same number.
Data Handling • Data can be presented effectively for valid interpretation and communication • Range, mode, median and mean can be used to analyze statistical data
Measurement Measurement • Accuracy of measurement • Accuracy of measurement depends on the situation and depends on the situation and the precision of the tool. the precision of the tool. • Conversion of units and • Conversion of units and HomeFolder:Users:jenniferfenton:Documents:Grade 6 Programme Information:Gr 6 Programme Overview 2010-updated Feb. 16 2011.doc
Measurement • Accuracy of measurement depends on the situation and the precision of the tool. • Conversion of units and measurements allows us to make sense of the world we live in. • A range of procedures exists to measure different attributes of objects and events. Shape and Space
Students will be applying their understandings of: • Data Handling • Measurement • Shape and Space • Pattern and Function • Number For their exhibition projects,
measurements allows us to make sense of the world we live in. Number • Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are ways of representing whole-part relationships. • For fractional and decimal computation, the ideas developed for whole-number computation can apply.
measurements allows us to make sense of the world we live in. • A range of procedures exists to measure different attributes of objects and events. Pattern and Function • Patterns can often be generalized using algebraic expressions, equations or functions.
• Consolidating what we know about geometric concepts allows us to make sense of and interact with our world • Geometric tools and methods can be used to solve problems relating to shape and space Number • The base 10 place value system extends infinitely in two directions • Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are ways of representing whole-part relationships. • For fractional and decimal computation, the ideas developed for whole-number computation can apply. Ratios are a comparison of two numbers or quantities. • Manipulation of shape and space takes place for a particular purpose
depending on the nature of their inquiry.
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Place Value Computation Fractions Decimals Problem solving
• Order of Operation
• Probability • Ratio
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Volume Area Perimeter Unit Measurement conversions
• Explicit teaching and review of concepts as required by inquiry groups
On Going Number Concepts Computation, Fractions, Decimals, Order of Operation and Problem Solving LEARNING THROUGH LANGUAGE
Reading: Authors structure Reading: The aim of Reading: We expand our stories around significant commercial media is to understanding of the scientific themes; Effective texts have a influence and persuade viewers world when we read critically purpose and features to make Writing: Meaning-making and carefully to understand; the author’s intention clear through writing is a Writing: The way we structure Writing: We write in constructive and creative our and organize our writing different ways for different process; People write to helps others to understand it; purposes; Text forms are communicate Rereading and editing our own identified by their purpose, Oral: Spoken language can be writing enables us to express organizational framework and used to persuade and influence what we want to say more language features; the way we people clearly; we can write structure and organize our persuasively to convince others HomeFolder:Users:jenniferfenton:Documents:Grade 6 Programme Information:Gr 6 Programme Overview 2010-updated Feb. 16 2011.doc Reading: Exploring multiple perspectives helps us to understand how people think, feel and act Writing: We learn about ourselves, others and the world through language Oral: We can become more aware of our values through discussion, interviews and role plays Reading: Synthesizing ideas and information from texts leads to new ideas and understanding; We must be aware of an author’s perspective and potential bias when reading of their experiences and discoveries Writing: People write to tell about their experiences, ideas and feelings; we can express ourselves in writing; we learn Reading: Synthesizing ideas and information from texts leads to new ideas and understanding; Writing: We can communicate our understandings, feelings and actions through writing. Oral: We can share our understandings through presentations.
writing helps others to understand and appreciate it. Oral: Metaphorical language creates strong visual images I our imagination; Spoken language can be used to persuade and influence people
Oral: Expressing ourselves clearly enables us to share our findings; listening critically allows us to make informed judgments about presentations and form opinions
about ourselves, others and the word through our writing Oral: We learn about ourselves, others and the world through speaking and listening
LEARNING ABOUT LANGUAGE
Reading: discussion of themes in literature and news articles; identifying and interpreting different perspectives Writing: to recount and to socialize (i.e. journals, reflections, letters) Oral: conduct interviews, surveys, small group discussion techniques
Reading: identifying language features of a variety of text forms; analyzing how an author’s technique affects a reader Writing: to persuade (i.e. expositions); to entertain ( i.e. narrative, poem) Oral: develop expressive techniques (i.e. pace, tone, facial expression)
Reading: analyze statistics, critically view advertisements; determine importance of information Writing: to describe (i.e. business plan); to reflect (i.e. journals) Oral: presentation skills (i.e. business pitch, sales techniques)
Reading: synthesize information from more than one text to extend understanding of concept(s); following directions Writing: to instruct (i.e. scientific method); to explain (i.e. findings, new understanding) Oral: presentation skills – clarity and precision (i.e. sharing findings) PE Application of physical laws can help us perform better in physical activities, games, and sports.
Reading: synthesizing ideas and information to understand and draw conclusions; reading critically-being aware of potential bias Writing: To recount (i.e. biographies, journals) to describe (i.e. reports) Oral: listen critically for bias or opinion/fact; presentation skills (i.e. share reports)
Reading: locate relevant information (i.e. indexes, electronic databases); extract important information and synthesize the ideas to form a new understanding Writing: to describe (i.e. synthesis of ideas and sharing of understanding); to reflect (i.e. exhibition journal) Oral: presentation skills (i.e. sharing findings); listening carefully to answer questions from an audience
LEARNING THROUGH THE LENS OF OTHER DISCIPLINES
CHINESE (Nihao stream) CHINESE (Huayu stream)
Learning Support Provide opportunities to explore the following related concepts: fairness, cooperation & empathy; help students develop their conflict resolution strategies PE Playing games allows people to demonstrate fair play, teamwork and cooperation. Chinese traditional values Ancient Chinese wisdom
Being a party planner - birthday parties
Explore China & the world Explore the world
Transportation & environment (exhibition unit) Animal and environment
Updated – February 16, 2011
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