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 What's happening in Fourth Grade?

 

Wow! You are in 4th grade. Oh how time flies!  The 4th Grade Team is delighted to have you this school year.  We hope you’re ready to begin this journey with the expectation that you are the key to your success. Please prepare yourselves to listen attentively, focus, and apply what you learn to ensure achievement. So “click, click” is what we should hear as you turn your key to unlock the grade level standards and an AWESOME 4th grade year.   

Being Successful!!!

 

Well many of you know our 1st IB inquiry unit on the study of how Native Americans once used this land in which we live to meet their needs, have come to an end. Oh, how sad L, but don’t worry.  Our new IB inquiry unit is about to set sail. So pack your bags and board the ship as we embark on the adventure of six Early Explorers in their quest to conquer the world!!!
 
IB Theme: Where are we in time and place       Early Explorers  

 To inquire into the following:    

·          Trans-disciplinary theme
Where we are in place and time
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

 

·          central idea

Human exploration is a response to challenges, risks, and opportunities.

 

What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?

 

·          Reasons for exploration (historical and personal)

·          Effects of exploration on communities, cultures, and individuals

·          Feelings and attitudes association with exploration

·          Methods of navigation

 

Questions:

  1. Why do people explore?
  2. What are the consequences of exploration?
  3. How were obstacles overcome in order to explore and establish settlements?
  4. How did navigational tools enhance and propel exploration?
  5. How do perspectives and values affect exploration?
 
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