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Year 6  Program of Inquiry

An inquiry into

Who We Are

An inquiry into

Where We Are in Place and Time

An inquiry into

How We Express Ourselves

An inquiry into

How The World Works

An inquiry into

How We Organize Ourselves

An inquiry into

How We Share the Planet

An exploration of the nature of the self; of our beliefs and values; of personal,physical,mental, social and spiritual health; of our families, friends, communities and cultures; of our rights and responsibilities; of what it means to be human. An exploration of our orientation in place and time; of our personal histories; of history and geography from local and global perspectives; of our homes and journeys; of the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; of the contributions of individuals and civilizations. An exploration of the ways in which we discover and express our nature, ideas, feelings, beliefs and values through language and the arts. An exploration of the physical and material world; of natural and human-made phenomena; of the world of science and technology An exploration of human systems and communities; of the world of work, its nature and its value; of employment and unemployment and their impact. An exploration of our rights and responsibilities as we try to share finite resources with other people, with other living things; of communities and of the relationships within and between them.
Title of Unit
 Decisions, Decisions
Innovation and exploration
I Believe
The United Nations
Responsible  Global Citizenship
Social Studies, Technology
Social Studies, PSE, Language, Art
Science, Technology
Social Studies, Language
Central Idea  The decisions we make every da influence who we are and who we are to become. Humans are driven to explore, innovate and invent new ways of thinking and doing things. The beliefs and values of cultures are conveyed through rituals, celebrations, the arts and the way people live their lives. Energy is neither created nor destroyed but can be harnessed and transformed for a variety of uses. The United Nations is an inter-governmental system created to promote the causes of world peace, cooperation among nations and human rights. Individuals can make a difference. 
An Inquiry into
  • What influences our decisions
  • How some choices affect our bodies and minds
  • How our actions reflect who we are
  • The effects our decisions have on ourselves and others
  • Inventors and inventions
  • The impetus for change which drives innovation
  • Ways in which we explore, invent and innovate to make our lives more interesting or easier
  • The possible needs of the future - future inventions
  • Creation stories in different cultures
  • World religions
  • How cultural celebrations and rituals reflect the values and beliefs of that culture
  • Our own beliefs, rituals and values
  • How beliefs reflect daily experience
  • Law of conservation of energy
  • Production of electrical energy
  • Transformation of energy into different forms
  • Responsible use of energy
  • The history and development of the United Nations and its related organizations (UNICEF. WHO, UNHCR)
  • How international organizations make decisions
  • What international; organizations can teach us about global responsibility and service
  •  Students identify personal and group inquiries for this unit


Concepts Change

class 6


Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behaviour through positive action and service; a manifestation in practice of the other essential elements

Powerful ideas which have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding

Significant, relevant, subject matter which students are expected to explore and know about

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Those things which the students need to be able to do to succeed in a changing, challenging world

Dispositions which are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs and feelings about learning, the environment and people


updated on 11 juillet, 2006