Cuarto

Hola Chicos, espero que estén muy bien, en esta segunda Unidad de Indagación trabajaremos desde el 21 de septiembre del 2020 hasta el 21 de noviembre del 2020, la idea es entender cómo funciona el mundo, para lo cual, miraremos como el entendimiento científico y social del mundo permite al ser humano adaptarse y transforma su entorno. En el área de español trabajaremos para fortalecer nuestra competencia comunicativa en sus habilidades de hablar, escuchar, leer y escribir; nuestra evaluación será durante todo el proceso a través de las actividades semanales y la producción final de la sumativa. Esperamos que como producto final podamos llevar a cabo un proyecto que impacte en nuestro entorno y podamos contribuir a la solución de un problema real. 

unidad de indagación II

Climate explained: how much of climate change is natural? How much is  man-made?

How the World Works

Our second Unit of Inquiry  is called "How the World Works" in this Unit we will inquiry how humans use their understanding of the scientific principles and the impact of scientific and technological innovation on society and the enviornment.

Date of Completion: 21/09 - 21/ 11- 2020

Central idea:

The scientific and social knowledge of the world allows human beings to adapt and transform their surroundings.

Key concepts:  Cause, Function, and Change
Related concepts: Pattern, sequence, truth

Lines of inquiry:

  • An inquiry into how humans use signs and symbols as a way to resolve problems.
  • How industrialization influences economic development in some countries.
  • A discovery and comprehension of the natural laws that permit human beings to innovate.

SKILLS

THINKING SKILLS:

Acquisition of knowledge: Gaining specific facts, ideas, vocabulary; remembering in a similar form.

Comprehension: Grasping meaning from material learned; communicating and interpreting learning. 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Listening: Listening to directions; listening to others; listening to information.

Speaking: Speaking clearly; giving oral reports to small and large groups; expressing ideas clearly and logically; stating opinions. 

RESEARCH SKILLS

Formulating questions, observing, collecting data, recording data, organizing data, interpreting data, presenting research findings

SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Organization, time management, codes of behaviour, safety and healthy lifestyles.

AGENCY: Students will be encouraged to show initiative and independence through group work, thinking routines and activities.

EVALUATION

Students will discover links between the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and how it started a pattern of warming temperatures throughout the world thus leading to climate change as we now know it. Students will have the opportunity to investigate the impact climate change is having on the environment and communities around the world. Students will create models to represent consequences of climate change showing prior to the Industrial Revolution and the current situation; they will explain the model in detail and will suggest a solution.

REFLECTION

Students will focus on activities that use the key concepts, learner profile, and the IB attitudes requiring students to show their thinking and explain their solutions.

e.g. Responsibility: write a letter to your principal or another leader in the world take action and describe your concerns about global warming and how you think society could help.

Curiosity: Find a weather event that has happened in the past. Explain how it happened and why it was so eventful to humans and/or the environment. Was it positive or negative? Write an essay or create a presentation.

What was your favorite academic activity or event from this unit?

What do you think was  the most important  things you learned in this unit?


Through these concepts and lines of inquiry, we will be working on the following contents:

Math: 

-Decimals

-Percentages

-Conversions between: fractions, decimals, & percentages.

UOI:

- Industrial Revolution

- Economies of developed nations

- How could have the Industrial Revolution led to climate change?

-Climate Change



Sharing the planet


SHARING THE PLANET:

Welcome to the last unit of the academic school year, in this unit we will inquire about peace and conflict resolution. 

Duration: September 21- November 21, 2020 (6 weeks)

Central idea: The search for answers from different perspectives can be the cause of technological, scientific and social development.


Key concepts: Perspective, Causation and Connection


Related concepts: Peace, Justice and Initiative


PYP attributesAppreciation, Curiosity, Confidence

Skill: 

Research 

Formulating Questions
Identifying what one wants to know and asking compelling and relevant questions

Observing
Using all of the senses to notice relevant details

Planning
Developing a course of action and devising ways to find out necessary information

Thinking skills 

Acquisition of Knowledge
Gaining specific facts, ideas, vocabulary; remembering in similar form
 
Comprehension
Grasping meaning from material learned; communicating and interpreting learning
 
Analysis
Taking knowledge or ideas apart; separating into component parts; seeing relationships; finding unique characteristics.


Lines of inquiry: 

•Human rights and equality.

•Strategies used to resolve conflicts.

•The use of logical sequences to solve problems .


Math: Exponents, Square roots, order of operations

UOI: Climate change (greenhouse gases), human rights, greenhouse gases, renewable energies, eco-home project

Language arts:














HOW THE WORLD WORKS:

Welcome to our 4th unit of inquiry called "How the world works" in this Unit we will inquiry into how humans use their understanding of scientific principles and the impact of scientific and technological advances on society.

Central idea:

The scientific and social understanding of the world allows human beings to adapt and transform their environment.

Key conceptsResponsibility, change, function
Related concepts: Pattern, sequence, truth

Lines of inquiry:

  • An inquiry into how human beings use signs and symbols as patterns to solve problems.
  • An inquiry into how industrialization influences the economic development of some countries.
  • An inquiry into the discovery and understanding of natural laws allow human beings to innovate.

Through these concepts and lines of inquiry, we will be working on the following contents:

Math: 

-Division word problems

-Coordinate plane

UOI:

- Electric circuits

- Industrial revolution

- Economy in developed countries

Language arts:

- Descriptive writing (scientific method)