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Over the coming weeks students will be looking into how we organize ourselves. This unit is 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. Students will have an opportunity to look closely at production, processing, transport and the various individuals who work within a community system.
Central Idea Key Concepts
People work to produce, process and transport the goods we use. Function- How does it work? Students will have an opportunity to look closely at production, processing, transport and the various individuals who work within a community system. Connection— How is it connected to other things? Which includes cooperation, collective responsibility, commitment.
Lines of Inquiry
How production systems work Interdependencies within a system
Transdisciplinary Thinking Skills: Skills Evaluation—making judgments and decisions Social Skills: Responsibility - adopting a variety of roles Research Skills: Organizing and interpreting data, presenting research findings using a Flow Chart.
Thinkers: Students will think critically and creatively Inquirers: Students will acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.
Please find below outlines of how Language Arts and Mathematics are integrated with our unit which, will be taught in conjunction with our on going mathematics and literacy programs.
Transdisciplinary Speaking and Listening: Explain the process a product goes through Viewing and Presenting: People use static and moving images to communicate ideas and information. Create flowcharts and slideshows. Use information from viewed presentations to create a slideshow or flow chart of our own Writing :Procedural writing—read, and write information in flow charts.
Transdisciplinary Fractions are ways of representing whole part relationships. Fractions are equal parts of a whole.
Concept of unequal sharing. Concept of equal sharing of a region or set using materials. Extend to using to materials or imaging materials to solve simple problems eg. ½ of 8. Use fractions in real life situations Fractions linked with time and shape and space 3D shapes- what 3D shapes are appropriate for packaging of goods. Analyse and describe the relationships between 2D and 3D shapes. Understand that directions can be used to describe positions and boundaries – specific vocabulary -flip, slide, turn (use boxes and ask students to fit the boxes together in the most economical size)
Please visit Mr James’s Year 2 EAL Blog for regularly updated vocabulary information regarding this unit. http://blogs.nist.ac.th/eal/category/year-2/