4th Grade Teachers
Units of Inquiry:
Who We Are
Central Idea: Relationships and understanding of self can strength communities.
•How communities work
•What connections define us
•What responsibilities we have in relationships
Where We Are in Place & Time
Central Idea: Geography and culture may influence contributions.
•What geography is
•How contributions might create change
•How culture influences people
How We Organize Ourselves
Central Idea: Decisions made by the government affect people.
•Elected & appointed leaders
•Forms of government
•How citizens can affect change in the government
How the World Works
Central Idea: Energy is found in various forms and it impacts our daily life.
•How electricity works
•Our responsibility as consumers of energy
How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: People use language to be expressive and communicate.
•How creativity transforms thinking
•How sharing our ideas can change opinions
•Why we think about relationships
Sharing the Planet
Central Idea: Responsibility to create solutions can promote equity.
•How people create solutions
•How equity can improve our lives
•When responsibility can lead to connections