Fifth Grade

Program of Inquiry Overview

First Trimester

Theme

Who We Are

Title

Who Do You Think You Are?

Central Idea

Each member of a learning community has unique beliefs and perspectives.


Theme

How We Express Ourselves

Title

Power of the Pen

Central Idea

Authors make specific choices about how and what they communicate.


Second Trimester

Theme

Where We are in Place and Time

Title

When Does a Chore Become a Job?

Central Idea

Child labor has become a sustained practice throughout history and across the globe.


Theme

How the World Works

Title

Sun and Earth

Central Idea

(This unit is a work in progress.)

Third Trimester

Theme

Sharing the Planet

Title

Exhibition

Central Idea

These elements will be determined by the fifth graders, as a part of the Exhibition process.


Theme

How We Organize Ourselves

Title

Lead the Way

Central Idea

An Individual embraces the responsibilities of citizenship and leadership in order to create change.

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