1st Grade Teachers
Units of Inquiry:
Sharing the Planet
Central Idea: Awareness of our connections helps us be mindful citizens.
•Appreciating each other and the natural world
•Caring for ourselves
•Ways we take action
How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: People use creative ways to tell stories.
•Developing ideas through writing
•Comparing how people tell stories
How We Organize Ourselves
Central Idea: People classify things to understand nature.
•Characteristics of living things
•Characteristics of non-living things
Where We Are in Place & Time
Central Idea: Things change with time.
•How historians make inquiries about the past
•Comparing past & present
Who We Are
Central Idea: Knowledge helps us make choices.
•Learning from our choices
•How maps tell us where we are and how to get there
•Costs and benefits of choices