5th Grade Teachers
Units of Inquiry:
Who We Are
Central Idea: Self-awareness leads to a balanced life.
•Appreciating the people in our community
•Social awareness & relationship skills
•Responsible decision making
How We Organize Ourselves
Central Idea: People organize in order to live our lives.
•Foundations of US government
Sharing the Planet
Central Idea: Ecosystems need balance in order to sustain the environment.
•Ecosystems & the environment
•Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
•Human responses about current issues
Where We Are in Place & Time
Central Idea: Different perspectives can lead to conflict, understanding and action.
•Impact of colonization
•Conditions that lead to conflicts
•Different perspectives and how they can build understanding