Students explore the meaning of families by discussing their own families, creating a family portrait, using texts, outdoor experiences, and guest speakers, and then connecting their ideas to the natural world through animal families. They will concretely explore an element, such as homes, that are necessary for family survival (e.g., What is a home? How will you build a home to keep your family safe?). Through loose part play and small group conversations, children will connect the importance of families in a global context.
Over-arching Inquiry: Can the understanding of biodiversity help us to analyze the impact of man's actions? Learning Goal: Explain why biodiversity is important to maintaining viable ecosystems;... read more
This unit plan asks the overarching question: how does our increasing understanding of genetics impact our personal decisions and choices? The unit is divided into the following subsections: 1.... read more