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Programme of Inquiry

American International School of Mozambique April 2017

ELC Year A
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Transdis- An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into orientation in An inquiry into the ways in An inquiry into the natural An inquiry into the An inquiry into rights and
ciplinary the self; beliefs and values; place and time; personal which we discover and world and its laws; the interconnectedness of responsibilities in the
Theme personal, physical, mental, histories; homes and express ideas, feelings, interaction between the human-made systems and struggle to share finite
social and spiritual health; journeys; the discoveries, nature, culture, beliefs and natural world (physical and communities; the structure resources with other people
human relationships explorations and migrations values; the ways in which we biological) and human and function of and with other living things;
including families, friends, of humankind; the reflect on, extend and enjoy societies; how humans use organizations; societal communities and the
communities, and cultures; relationships between and our creativity; our their understanding of decision-making; economic relationships within and
rights and responsibilities; the interconnectedness of appreciation of the aesthetic. scientific principles; the activities and their impact on between them; access to
what it means to be human. individuals and civilisations, impact of scientific and humankind and the equal opportunities; peace
from local and global technological advances on environment. and conflict resolution.
perspectives. society and on the
environment.

Central Participating in new Journeys in life lead to many There are many different Light creates shadows and
idea experiences shapes who we destinations. reasons for writing in real reflections.
are. life.

Lines of My experiences The types of journeys we The different genres of Different sources of light
inquiry Trying new things take writing and the shadows they create
Change over time What we can learn on a Writing as a form of How shadows are made
journey communication and how they change
The ways in which a Reflective surfaces and
journey can be documented how they can alter images

Subject English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics Mathematics, Science
focus Studies, Physical Education, Studies, Physical Education,
Visual Arts, Drama, Music Visual Arts

Key Form, Change Perspective, Responsibility, Form, Function, Connection Causation, Change,
concepts Reflection Reflection

Related
concepts autonomy, challenge journey, documentation, genres, communication, light, shadow, reflection
reflection author, expression, fiction/
growth, improvement non-fiction
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Learning Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items:
experiences Inquirers, Open-minded, Thinkers, Caring, Risk-takers Communicators, Risk-takers Inquirers, Knowledgeable,
Balanced (Courageous), Reflective (Courageous), Reflective Thinkers, Principled
Attitudes: Empathy, Attitudes: Commitment, Attitudes: Appreciation, Attitudes: Cooperation,
Independence, Integrity, Confidence, Enthusiasm, Commitment, Creativity, Creativity, Curiosity
Respect, Tolerance Independence Curiosity Research Skills:
Research Skills: Research Skills: Research Skills: Formulating Questions,
Formulating Questions, Formulating Questions, Formulating Questions Observing, Planning,
Observing Observing, Planning Self-management Skills: Collecting Data, Recording
Self-management Skills: Self-management Skills: Fine Motor, Organization Data, Organizing Data,
Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Thinking Skills: Acquisition Interpreting Data, Presenting
Spatial Awareness, Safety, Spatial Awareness, of knowledge, Research
Healthy Lifestyles, Codes of Organization, Safety, Codes Comprehension, Application, Self-management Skills:
Behaviour, Informed Choices of Behaviour Analysis Fine Motor, Spatial
Thinking Skills: Acquisition Thinking Skills: Acquisition Social Skills: Accepting Awareness, Time
of knowledge, Application, of knowledge, Responsibility, Cooperating, Management
Dialectical thought Comprehension, Application, Group decision making Thinking Skills: Acquisition
Social Skills: Accepting Analysis Communication Skills: of knowledge,
Responsibility, Respecting Social Skills: Accepting Speaking, Reading, Writing, Comprehension, Application,
others Responsibility, Respecting Non-verbal, Viewing Analysis, Synthesis,
Communication Skills: others, Cooperating, Evaluation
Listening, Speaking, Resolving conflict, Group Social Skills: Cooperating,
Reading, Writing, Non-verbal decision making, Adopting a Group decision making
variety of group roles Communication Skills:
Communication Skills: Speaking, Reading, Writing,
Listening, Speaking, Non-verbal, Viewing
Reading, Writing, Non-
verbal, Presenting
ELC Year B
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Transdis- An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into orientation in An inquiry into the ways in An inquiry into the natural An inquiry into the An inquiry into rights and
ciplinary the self; beliefs and values; place and time; personal which we discover and world and its laws; the interconnectedness of responsibilities in the
Theme personal, physical, mental, histories; homes and express ideas, feelings, interaction between the human-made systems and struggle to share finite
social and spiritual health; journeys; the discoveries, nature, culture, beliefs and natural world (physical and communities; the structure resources with other people
human relationships explorations and migrations values; the ways in which we biological) and human and function of and with other living things;
including families, friends, of humankind; the reflect on, extend and enjoy societies; how humans use organizations; societal communities and the
communities, and cultures; relationships between and our creativity; our their understanding of decision-making; economic relationships within and
rights and responsibilities; the interconnectedness of appreciation of the aesthetic. scientific principles; the activities and their impact on between them; access to
what it means to be human. individuals and civilisations, impact of scientific and humankind and the equal opportunities; peace
from local and global technological advances on environment. and conflict resolution.
perspectives. society and on the
environment.

Central Interactions with family and Play experiences enable Understanding the Mini beasts interact with
idea friends shape who we are. people to express their properties of air allows their environment.
feelings and ideas. people to make practical
applications.

Lines of Familial relationships Different types of play The evidence and action Attributes of mini beasts
inquiry Friendship The way we use play of air The relationships between
The effect of family and materials Properties of air mini beasts and the
friends on personal growth How we communicate The uses of air environment
our thinking Our responsibility towards
mini beasts.

Subject English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, English, Mathematics, Social
focus Studies, Physical Education, Studies, Physical Education, Science Studies, Science
Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Drama
Music

Key Change, Connection, Function, Causation, Change, Connection Form, Connection,


concepts Reflection Perspective Responsibility

Related
concepts influence, relationships, expression, experiences movement, properties, environment, respect for life
interactions evidence, usage

Learning Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items:
experiences Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Inquirers, Communicators, Inquirers, Risk-takers Communicators, Principled,
Open-minded, Balanced Risk-takers (Courageous) (Courageous), Reflective Caring
Attitudes: Confidence, Attitudes: Creativity, Attitudes: Commitment, Attitudes: Appreciation,
Enthusiasm, Independence Empathy, Respect Cooperation, Curiosity Cooperation, Integrity,
Research Skills: Research Skills: Tolerance
Formulating Questions, Formulating Questions,
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Observing, Presenting Research Skills: Observing, Planning, Research Skills:


Research Formulating Questions, Organizing Data, Interpreting Formulating Questions,
Self-management Skills: Observing, Planning Data Observing, Collecting Data,
Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Self-management Skills: Self-management Skills: Recording Data, Presenting
Spatial Awareness, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Research
Organization, Informed Spatial Awareness, Time Spatial Awareness, Self-management Skills:
Choices Management, Safety, Organization, Safety, Codes of Behaviour,
Thinking Skills: Acquisition Healthy Lifestyles, Codes of Informed Choices Informed Choices
of knowledge, Behaviour Thinking Skills: Acquisition Thinking Skills: Acquisition
Comprehension, Application, Thinking Skills: Acquisition of knowledge, of knowledge, Application,
Dialectical thought of knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Evaluation
Social Skills: Accepting Comprehension, Application Analysis, Synthesis Social Skills: Accepting
Responsibility, Respecting Social Skills: Accepting Social Skills: Accepting Responsibility, Respecting
others, Cooperating Responsibility, Respecting Responsibility, Respecting others, Cooperating,
Communication Skills: others, Cooperating, others, Cooperating, Group Resolving conflict
Listening, Speaking, Non- Resolving conflict, Adopting decision making Communication Skills:
verbal a variety of group roles Communication Skills: Listening, Speaking, Non-
Communication Skills: Listening, Speaking, verbal, Presenting
Listening, Speaking, Non- Reading, Writing, Non-verbal
verbal, Viewing
Kindergarten
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Transdis- An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into orientation in An inquiry into the ways in An inquiry into the natural An inquiry into the An inquiry into rights and
ciplinary the self; beliefs and values; place and time; personal which we discover and world and its laws; the interconnectedness of responsibilities in the
Theme personal, physical, mental, histories; homes and express ideas, feelings, interaction between the human-made systems and struggle to share finite
social and spiritual health; journeys; the discoveries, nature, culture, beliefs and natural world (physical and communities; the structure resources with other people
human relationships explorations and migrations values; the ways in which we biological) and human and function of and with other living things;
including families, friends, of humankind; the reflect on, extend and enjoy societies; how humans use organizations; societal communities and the
communities, and cultures; relationships between and our creativity; our their understanding of decision-making; economic relationships within and
rights and responsibilities; the interconnectedness of appreciation of the aesthetic. scientific principles; the activities and their impact on between them; access to
what it means to be human. individuals and civilisations, impact of scientific and humankind and the equal opportunities; peace
from local and global technological advances on environment. and conflict resolution.
perspectives. society and on the
environment.

Central Choices we make have Interactions with people, The arts allow people to Proprieties of materials Systems of production Communities in the animal
idea consequences that affect locations and events express their feelings and determine their usage. transform raw materials into kingdom have underlying
our lives. contribute to our sense of ideas. usable goods. relationships.
belonging.

Lines of Personal decision-making Personal connections to Art as a form of Classification of materials The origins of products Working communities in
inquiry Evaluating consequences people, location and events expression Innovation in the use of The processing of raw the animal world
Taking responsibility Sequence of events Personal response to materials materials to usable goods The interdependence of
artwork The scientific process The ways individuals and animal communities
communities use goods

Subject English, Mathematics, Social Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Science, Portuguese Mother
focus Studies, Portuguese Mother Visual Arts, Drama, Studies, Science, Physical Science, Visual Arts, Science, ICT, Portuguese Tongue
Tongue, Physical Education Portuguese Beginner, Education, Visual Arts, Portuguese Mother Tongue Mother Tongue
Portuguese Mother Tongue Dance, Drama, Music,
Portuguese Beginner,
Portuguese Mother Tongue

Key Causation, Responsibility, Connection, Perspective Form, Connection, Form, Function Function, Change, Function, Causation,
concepts Reflection Responsibility Connection Connection

Related
concepts safety, interdependence, chronology, personal history, message, imagination, state of matter, pattern, product, production, relationships, impact,
character experiences inspiration, audience, scientific process producer, consumer, interdependence,
creative process instructions communication, role

Learning Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items:
experiences Principled, Balanced, Open-minded, Reflective Communicators, Open- Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Inquirers, Knowledgeable,
Reflective Attitudes: Appreciation, minded, Risk-takers Thinkers Risk-takers (Courageous) Caring
Attitudes: Empathy, Tolerance (Courageous) Attitudes: Commitment, Attitudes: Appreciation, Attitudes: Appreciation,
Enthusiasm, Integrity Creativity, Curiosity Cooperation, Curiosity Curiosity, Respect
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Research Skills: Observing, Research Skills: Attitudes: Confidence, Research Skills: Research Skills: Research Skills: Observing,
Planning, Collecting Data Formulating Questions, Creativity, Respect Formulating Questions, Formulating Questions, Collecting Data, Recording
Self-management Skills: Planning, Collecting Data, Research Skills: Observing, Observing, Recording Data, Observing, Presenting Data, Presenting Research
Codes of Behaviour, Recording Data Planning Interpreting Data Research Self-management Skills:
Informed Choices Self-management Skills: Self-management Skills: Self-management Skills: Self-management Skills: Organization, Time
Thinking Skills: Spatial Awareness, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Organization, Safety Fine Motor, Organization, Management
Comprehension, Evaluation, Organization, Informed Spatial Awareness, Thinking Skills: Acquisition Time Management, Safety, Thinking Skills: Acquisition
Metacognition Choices Organization of knowledge, Informed Choices of knowledge,
Social Skills: Respecting Thinking Skills: Thinking Skills: Comprehension, Application, Thinking Skills: Acquisition Comprehension, Analysis,
others, Adopting a variety of Comprehension, Evaluation Comprehension, Application, Analysis of knowledge, Synthesis
group roles Social Skills: Respecting Synthesis, Metacognition Social Skills: Group Comprehension, Application, Social Skills: Accepting
Communication Skills: others, Resolving conflict Social Skills: Respecting decision making Analysis, Synthesis Responsibility, Respecting
Listening, Speaking, Non- Communication Skills: others Communication Skills: Social Skills: Accepting others, Cooperating
verbal Listening, Speaking, Writing Communication Skills: Listening, Speaking, Writing Responsibility, Cooperating, Communication Skills:
Listening, Speaking, Writing, Adopting a variety of group Listening, Speaking,
Non-verbal, Viewing, roles Reading, Writing, Viewing,
Presenting Communication Skills: Presenting
Listening, Speaking,
Reading, Writing, Viewing,
Presenting
Grade 1
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Transdis- An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into orientation in An inquiry into the ways in An inquiry into the natural An inquiry into the An inquiry into rights and
ciplinary the self; beliefs and values; place and time; personal which we discover and world and its laws; the interconnectedness of responsibilities in the
Theme personal, physical, mental, histories; homes and express ideas, feelings, interaction between the human-made systems and struggle to share finite
social and spiritual health; journeys; the discoveries, nature, culture, beliefs and natural world (physical and communities; the structure resources with other people
human relationships explorations and migrations values; the ways in which we biological) and human and function of and with other living things;
including families, friends, of humankind; the reflect on, extend and enjoy societies; how humans use organizations; societal communities and the
communities, and cultures; relationships between and our creativity; our their understanding of decision-making; economic relationships within and
rights and responsibilities; the interconnectedness of appreciation of the aesthetic. scientific principles; the activities and their impact on between them; access to
what it means to be human. individuals and civilisations, impact of scientific and humankind and the equal opportunities; peace
from local and global technological advances on environment. and conflict resolution.
perspectives. society and on the
environment.

Central Healthy choices lead to Awareness of location Reflection on our thinking Plants are part of the Systems of trade and Conservation of Earth
idea balanced lives. creates opportunity for process supports our production of food. exchange help us meet our resources relies on human
adaptation. creativity. needs and wants. choices.

Lines of Different factors that The characteristics that Personal creative profile How plants grow Goods and services The limited nature of
inquiry contribute to a balanced life define an environment Tools and strategies for Food that comes from The interconnectedness Earth resources
Appropriate choice- The ways people adapt to the creative process plants within and between systems Personal choices that
making for a balanced life different environments help sustain and maintain
the environment.

Subject English, Mathematics, Social Social Studies, Science, English, Mathematics, Visual English, Mathematics, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Mathematics, Social
focus Studies, Science, Physical Portuguese Mother Tongue Arts, Dance, Drama, Music, Science, Portuguese Mother Portuguese Mother Tongue Studies, Science,
Education, Portuguese Portuguese Beginner, Tongue Portuguese Mother Tongue
Mother Tongue Portuguese Mother Tongue

Key Causation, Responsibility Form, Change Perspective, Reflection Function, Change, Form, Function, Connection Connection, Responsibility
concepts Responsibility

Related
concepts health, exercise, nutrition, adaptation, environment, creativity, imagination, growth, plants, patterns exchange, trade, renewable/non-renewable
rest, energy, leisure, strength experience originality, flexibility (repeating and growth), interdependence, resources, reducing, reusing,
nutrients, osmosis cooperation between recycling, sustainability
systems

Learning Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items:
experiences Knowledgeable, Balanced, Thinkers, Communicators, Communicators, Open- Inquirers, Caring Knowledgeable, Knowledgeable, Principled,
Reflective Open-minded minded, Risk-takers Attitudes: Commitment, Communicators, Principled Reflective
Attitudes: Commitment, Attitudes: Empathy, (Courageous) Cooperation, Enthusiasm Attitudes: Commitment, Attitudes: Appreciation,
Enthusiasm Independence, Tolerance Attitudes: Creativity, Research Skills: Cooperation, Integrity Commitment
Research Skills: Interpreting Self-management Skills: Respect Formulating Questions, Research Skills: Planning,
Data Spatial Awareness, Organizing Data
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Self-management Skills: Organization, Time Self-management Skills: Observing, Planning, Self-management Skills: Research Skills: Planning,
Gross Motor, Organization, Management, Informed Fine Motor Recording Data Organization, Codes of Organizing Data, Presenting
Safety, Healthy Lifestyles, Choices Thinking Skills: Analysis, Self-management Skills: Behaviour Research
Informed Choices Thinking Skills: Evaluation, Dialectical Organization Thinking Skills: Self-management Skills:
Thinking Skills: Acquisition Comprehension, Application, thought, Metacognition Thinking Skills: Acquisition Comprehension, Application, Organization, Informed
of knowledge, Application Metacognition Social Skills: Respecting of knowledge, Application Synthesis Choices
Social Skills: Accepting Social Skills: Accepting others Social Skills: Accepting Social Skills: Cooperating, Thinking Skills:
Responsibility Responsibility, Respecting Communication Skills: Responsibility, Cooperating Group decision making, Comprehension, Synthesis
Communication Skills: others, Cooperating, Listening, Writing, Non- Communication Skills: Adopting a variety of group Social Skills: Accepting
Listening, Reading, Writing, Resolving conflict, Group verbal Listening, Reading, Writing roles Responsibility, Cooperating
Viewing decision making Communication Skills: Communication Skills:
Communication Skills: Listening, Speaking Listening, Speaking, Writing,
Listening, Writing, Viewing, Presenting
Presenting
Grade 2
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Transdis- An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into orientation in An inquiry into the ways in An inquiry into the natural An inquiry into the An inquiry into rights and
ciplinary the self; beliefs and values; place and time; personal which we discover and world and its laws; the interconnectedness of responsibilities in the
Theme personal, physical, mental, histories; homes and express ideas, feelings, interaction between the human-made systems and struggle to share finite
social and spiritual health; journeys; the discoveries, nature, culture, beliefs and natural world (physical and communities; the structure resources with other people
human relationships explorations and migrations values; the ways in which we biological) and human and function of and with other living things;
including families, friends, of humankind; the reflect on, extend and enjoy societies; how humans use organizations; societal communities and the
communities, and cultures; relationships between and our creativity; our their understanding of decision-making; economic relationships within and
rights and responsibilities; the interconnectedness of appreciation of the aesthetic. scientific principles; the activities and their impact on between them; access to
what it means to be human. individuals and civilisations, impact of scientific and humankind and the equal opportunities; peace
from local and global technological advances on environment. and conflict resolution.
perspectives. society and on the
environment.

Central Understanding about our Respect for diversity Stories convey peoples Application of scientific The structure of an Human exploitation of the
idea body systems can lead us to emerges from cultural interpretation of the world. knowledge leads to the organization enables it to environment impacts on
care more for ourselves and awareness. creation of efficient meet the needs of a cohabitation with animals.
others. machines. community.

Lines of Functional body systems Elements of culture Expression of stories Manipulation of force and Structure of organizations Human interaction with
inquiry The connection between Cultural similarities and through different forms friction Roles within organizations the environment
personal hygiene and health differences Universal themes in Combination of simple Purpose of organizations The impact of people's
Our responsibility to Mutual understanding stories machines actions on wildlife
interact socially with other The value of nurturing Efficiency of machines Possible solutions to
people stories share common spaces with
animals

Subject English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, Social
focus Studies, Science, Studies, Visual Arts, Dance, Studies, Physical Education, Science, Portuguese Mother Studies, Science, Studies, Science,
Portuguese Beginner, Drama, Music, Portuguese Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Tongue Portuguese Mother Tongue Portuguese Mother Tongue
Portuguese Mother Tongue Mother Tongue Music, Portuguese Beginner,
Portuguese Mother Tongue

Key Function, Connection, Connection, Perspective Form, Causation, Reflection Function, Change Form, Function, Causation, Responsibility,
concepts Responsibility Responsibility Reflection

Related
concepts nervous, digestive, heritage, traditions, literature, interpretation, mechanics, physics, communications, settlements, resources,
respiratory, circulatory, artefacts, worldview tradition, culture, symbol structures, force, energy, transportation, network, cohabitation, conflict,
muscular, skeletal systems, friction, gravity interdependence preservation, ethics
disease, social interaction,
health, biology, personal
hygiene
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Learning Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items:
experiences Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Communicators, Principled, Communicators, Risk-takers Inquirers, Thinkers, Inquirers, Communicators, Knowledgeable, Caring
Balanced Open-minded (Courageous), Reflective Reflective Risk-takers (Courageous) Attitudes: Empathy,
Attitudes: Curiosity, Attitudes: Appreciation, Attitudes: Appreciation, Attitudes: Confidence, Attitudes: Commitment, Independence
Empathy Respect, Tolerance Confidence, Creativity Creativity, Curiosity Cooperation, Enthusiasm Research Skills: Collecting
Research Skills: Collecting Research Skills: Observing, Research Skills: Observing Research Skills: Observing, Research Skills: Data, Organizing Data,
Data, Recording Data, Recording Data, Organizing Self-management Skills: Planning, Presenting Formulating Questions Interpreting Data
Presenting Research Data, Interpreting Data Time Management Research Self-management Skills: Self-management Skills:
Self-management Skills: Self-management Skills: Thinking Skills: Application, Self-management Skills: Organization Organization, Time
Healthy Lifestyles, Informed Informed Choices Analysis Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Thinking Skills: Acquisition Management, Informed
Choices Thinking Skills: Analysis, Social Skills: Respecting Spatial Awareness, of knowledge Choices
Thinking Skills: Analysis, Evaluation others Organization, Safety Social Skills: Group Thinking Skills: Analysis,
Synthesis Social Skills: Cooperating, Communication Skills: Thinking Skills: Acquisition decision making Synthesis, Evaluation,
Social Skills: Respecting Group decision making Listening, Speaking, of knowledge, Application, Communication Skills: Dialectical thought,
others Communication Skills: Reading, Writing, Non- Analysis, Synthesis Speaking, Presenting Metacognition
Communication Skills: Speaking, Writing, Viewing, verbal, Viewing, Presenting Social Skills: Cooperating, Social Skills: Accepting
Listening, Speaking, Presenting Group decision making Responsibility, Cooperating,
Reading, Writing, Presenting Communication Skills: Resolving conflict, Group
Speaking, Reading, Writing, decision making
Viewing, Presenting Communication Skills:
Reading, Writing, Viewing,
Presenting
Grade 3
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Transdis- An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into orientation in An inquiry into the ways in An inquiry into the natural An inquiry into the An inquiry into rights and
ciplinary the self; beliefs and values; place and time; personal which we discover and world and its laws; the interconnectedness of responsibilities in the
Theme personal, physical, mental, histories; homes and express ideas, feelings, interaction between the human-made systems and struggle to share finite
social and spiritual health; journeys; the discoveries, nature, culture, beliefs and natural world (physical and communities; the structure resources with other people
human relationships explorations and migrations values; the ways in which we biological) and human and function of and with other living things;
including families, friends, of humankind; the reflect on, extend and enjoy societies; how humans use organizations; societal communities and the
communities, and cultures; relationships between and our creativity; our their understanding of decision-making; economic relationships within and
rights and responsibilities; the interconnectedness of appreciation of the aesthetic. scientific principles; the activities and their impact on between them; access to
what it means to be human. individuals and civilisations, impact of scientific and humankind and the equal opportunities; peace
from local and global technological advances on environment. and conflict resolution.
perspectives. society and on the
environment.

Central Our understanding of Innovations from the past Artistic experiences can be a The study of natural Human-made systems Management of limited
idea heroism can be shaped by influence modern societies. powerful vehicle for personal phenomena drives human influence a community's resources creates
our personal values. growth. understanding of their quality of life. opportunities and challenges
surroundings. for societies.

Lines of Qualities of a hero The relationships between The expression of self The impact of geological The planning of cities The distribution and
inquiry Factors which influence peoples and innovations through the arts forces on features of the Systems within a city availability of usable water
our choice of hero through time Audience responses to Earth The correlation between Factors affecting the
Acts of heroism Reasons for innovation performances Atmospheric conditions the quality of life and the availability of water
Implications of innovation Evaluation of personal and meteorology infrastructure Solutions for water
performances Human response to their management
surroundings

Subject English, Mathematics, Social Social Studies, Visual Arts, English, Social Studies, English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, Social
focus Studies, Physical Education, Music, Portuguese Mother Physical Education, Visual Studies, Science, Studies, Portuguese Mother Studies, Science,
Visual Arts, Portuguese Tongue Arts, Dance, Drama, Music, Portuguese Mother Tongue Tongue Portuguese Mother Tongue
Mother Tongue Portuguese Beginner,
Portuguese Mother Tongue

Key Connection, Perspective, Change, Connection, Function, Reflection Form, Causation Function, Causation, Change Causation, Perspective,
concepts Responsibility Reflection Responsibility

Related
concepts character, stereotype, role civilization, chronology, creation process, response, Geography, Geology, network availability
model, choice, action progress, history, audience tectonic plates movement,
transportation, land forms, erosion amenities distribution
communication population, progress consumption, conservation,
sustainability
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Learning Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items:
experiences Open-minded, Caring, Inquirers, Thinkers Caring, Risk-takers Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Balanced
Reflective Attitudes: Commitment, (Courageous), Balanced Thinkers Reflective Attitudes: Empathy, Respect
Attitudes: Confidence, Creativity, Curiosity Attitudes: Appreciation, Attitudes: Commitment, Attitudes: Commitment, Research Skills: Observing,
Empathy, Independence Research Skills: Confidence, Creativity, Cooperation, Curiosity, Cooperation, Creativity Recording Data
Research Skills: Collecting Formulating Questions, Enthusiasm Independence Research Skills: Observing Self-management Skills:
Data, Recording Data, Observing, Planning, Self-management Skills: Research Skills: Observing, Self-management Skills: Time Management, Safety,
Organizing Data, Presenting Presenting Research Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Planning Spatial Awareness, Healthy Lifestyles, Informed
Research Self-management Skills: Spatial Awareness, Self-management Skills: Organization Choices
Self-management Skills: Spatial Awareness, Organization Spatial Awareness, Thinking Skills: Acquisition Thinking Skills: Acquisition
Codes of Behaviour, Organization, Time Thinking Skills: Acquisition Organization of knowledge, Application, of knowledge, Evaluation
Informed Choices Management of knowledge, Application, Thinking Skills: Acquisition Analysis, Metacognition Social Skills: Accepting
Thinking Skills: Thinking Skills: Acquisition Synthesis of knowledge, Application, Social Skills: Respecting Responsibility, Resolving
Metacognition of knowledge, Social Skills: Accepting Analysis, Metacognition others, Cooperating conflict, Group decision
Social Skills: Respecting Comprehension, Application, Responsibility, Respecting Social Skills: Respecting Communication Skills: making
others Analysis, Synthesis, others, Cooperating, Group others, Cooperating Listening, Speaking, Writing, Communication Skills:
Communication Skills: Evaluation decision making, Adopting a Communication Skills: Viewing, Presenting Listening, Reading, Writing,
Listening, Speaking, Social Skills: Accepting variety of group roles Reading, Writing, Non- Non-verbal, Viewing
Presenting Responsibility, Respecting Communication Skills: verbal, Viewing, Presenting
others, Cooperating Listening, Speaking, Non-
Communication Skills: verbal, Viewing, Presenting
Listening, Speaking,
Reading, Writing, Viewing,
Presenting
Grade 4
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Transdis- An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into orientation in An inquiry into the ways in An inquiry into the natural An inquiry into the An inquiry into rights and
ciplinary the self; beliefs and values; place and time; personal which we discover and world and its laws; the interconnectedness of responsibilities in the
Theme personal, physical, mental, histories; homes and express ideas, feelings, interaction between the human-made systems and struggle to share finite
social and spiritual health; journeys; the discoveries, nature, culture, beliefs and natural world (physical and communities; the structure resources with other people
human relationships explorations and migrations values; the ways in which we biological) and human and function of and with other living things;
including families, friends, of humankind; the reflect on, extend and enjoy societies; how humans use organizations; societal communities and the
communities, and cultures; relationships between and our creativity; our their understanding of decision-making; economic relationships within and
rights and responsibilities; the interconnectedness of appreciation of the aesthetic. scientific principles; the activities and their impact on between them; access to
what it means to be human. individuals and civilisations, impact of scientific and humankind and the equal opportunities; peace
from local and global technological advances on environment. and conflict resolution.
perspectives. society and on the
environment.

Central The diversity of beliefs and Language remains both a Media consumption requires The human quest to harness Markets demonstrate the Sustaining the balance of
idea values challenges our bridge and a barrier to critical analysis. and transform energy results complex interactions of ecosystems depends on
perception of the world. cultural understanding. in both opportunities and consumers and suppliers. human attitudes and actions.
challenges.

Lines of Origin and development The languages we use The role of media The different forms of The economic decisions Relationships within an
inquiry of beliefs and where they come from The impact of media on energy people make ecosystem
Individual and societal The relationship between our perceptions Transformation of energy The interdependence Balance and imbalance in
values language and culture The creative process of for human consumption between supply and demand ecosystems
Coexistence between The interconnectedness media The impact of energy use The entrepreneurial Human initiatives leading
different beliefs and values of languages on the environment and process to changing attitudes
society

Subject Social Studies, Visual Arts, English, Mathematics, Social English, Mathematics, Social Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Mathematics, Social Mathematics, Social Studies,
focus Portuguese Mother Tongue Studies, Portuguese Studies, Science, Visual Science, Portuguese Mother Studies, Portuguese Science, Portuguese Mother
Beginner, ICT, Portuguese Arts, Portuguese Beginner, Tongue Beginner, Portuguese Tongue
Mother Tongue Portuguese Mother Tongue Mother Tongue

Key Connection, Responsibility, Form, Connection, Function, Perspective, Function, Causation, Change Causation, Connection, Causation, Responsibility,
concepts Reflection Perspective Responsibility Perspective Reflection

Related
concepts initiative language structure, communication, efficiency, conservation, production, specialisation, habitat, organism,
similarities, differences consumption, interpretation, storage, transfer, kinetic, sustainability, data ecosystems, biodiversity,
diversity, identity, rights, aesthetics, space, shape potential, pattern conservation, measurement,
prejudice, religion, truth, heritage, tradition, legacy, action
superstitions, fairness colonization

Learning Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items:
experiences Principled, Open-minded, Thinkers, Communicators, Communicators, Principled Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Communicators, Principled, Caring, Risk-takers
Balanced, Reflective Open-minded Attitudes: Creativity, Thinkers Risk-takers (Courageous) (Courageous), Reflective
Tolerance
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Attitudes: Integrity, Respect, Attitudes: Appreciation, Research Skills: Collecting Attitudes: Confidence, Attitudes: Cooperation, Attitudes: Appreciation,
Tolerance Curiosity, Respect Data, Recording Data, Curiosity, Enthusiasm Integrity Independence, Respect
Research Skills: Research Skills: Recording Interpreting Data Research Skills: Research Skills: Observing, Research Skills: Observing,
Formulating Questions, Data, Interpreting Data Self-management Skills: Formulating Questions, Planning, Collecting Data Collecting Data, Recording
Observing Self-management Skills: Spatial Awareness, Informed Observing, Planning, Self-management Skills: Data, Organizing Data,
Self-management Skills: Codes of Behaviour Choices Collecting Data, Recording Organization, Informed Interpreting Data
Gross Motor, Organization, Thinking Skills: Thinking Skills: Analysis, Data, Organizing Data, Choices Self-management Skills:
Healthy Lifestyles, Codes of Comprehension, Analysis, Evaluation, Dialectical Interpreting Data, Presenting Thinking Skills: Application, Spatial Awareness,
Behaviour, Informed Choices Synthesis, Dialectical thought Research Synthesis Organization
Thinking Skills: thought Social Skills: Respecting Self-management Skills: Social Skills: Group Thinking Skills: Acquisition
Comprehension, Application, Social Skills: Accepting others, Adopting a variety of Fine Motor, Organization, decision making of knowledge, Analysis
Evaluation, Dialectical Responsibility, Respecting group roles Time Management, Safety Social Skills: Adopting a
thought, Metacognition others, Resolving conflict Communication Skills: Thinking Skills: Application, variety of group roles
Social Skills: Accepting Communication Skills: Listening, Speaking, Analysis, Synthesis Communication Skills:
Responsibility, Respecting Listening, Speaking, Non- Reading, Writing, Non-verbal Social Skills: Accepting Reading, Writing
others, Cooperating, verbal Responsibility
Resolving conflict, Group Communication Skills:
decision making, Adopting a Listening, Reading, Writing
variety of group roles
Communication Skills:
Listening, Speaking, Non-
verbal, Viewing
Grade 5
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Transdis- An inquiry into the nature of An inquiry into orientation in An inquiry into the ways in An inquiry into the natural An inquiry into the An inquiry into rights and
ciplinary the self; beliefs and values; place and time; personal which we discover and world and its laws; the interconnectedness of responsibilities in the
Theme personal, physical, mental, histories; homes and express ideas, feelings, interaction between the human-made systems and struggle to share finite
social and spiritual health; journeys; the discoveries, nature, culture, beliefs and natural world (physical and communities; the structure resources with other people
human relationships explorations and migrations values; the ways in which we biological) and human and function of and with other living things;
including families, friends, of humankind; the reflect on, extend and enjoy societies; how humans use organizations; societal communities and the
communities, and cultures; relationships between and our creativity; our their understanding of decision-making; economic relationships within and
rights and responsibilities; the interconnectedness of appreciation of the aesthetic. scientific principles; the activities and their impact on between them; access to
what it means to be human. individuals and civilisations, impact of scientific and humankind and the equal opportunities; peace
from local and global technological advances on environment. and conflict resolution.
perspectives. society and on the
environment.

Central Change contributes to the Human movement Creation and appreciation of Natural laws prescribe Societal decision-making Resolutions to conflicts alter
idea development of self-image. transforms global dynamics. art can enhance our transformation of matter. affects equal opportunities the quality of life on Earth.
perception of beauty. and social justice.

Lines of Changes during early Human movements Aesthetics within art Properties of matter Societal decision making Reasons for conflict
inquiry adolescence through place and time forms Physical and chemical Human rights and social Effects of conflict
Choices faced by early Motivations for human Interpretation of art change justice Securing peace
adolescents movement Celebration of collective Application of the Responsibilities of leaders
The importance of self- Implications of human impressions scientific process and citizens
image movement

Subject English, Science, Physical English, Mathematics, Social English, Social Studies, English, Mathematics, English, Social Studies, English, Mathematics, Social
focus Education, Portuguese Studies, ICT, Portuguese Physical Education, Visual Science, Portuguese Mother Physical Education, Visual Studies, Physical Education,
Mother Tongue Mother Tongue, Portuguese Arts, Dance, Drama, Music, Tongue Arts, Portuguese Beginner, Visual Arts, Portuguese
Advanced Portuguese Mother Tongue Portuguese Mother Tongue Beginner, Portuguese
Mother Tongue

Key Change, Connection, Causation, Change Connection, Perspective, Form, Change Function, Responsibility Causation, Perspective
concepts Reflection Reflection

Related
concepts character, self-image, peer- exploration, migration, aesthetics, interpretation, matter, molecules, qualitative society, equality, human conflict, resolution,
pressure, hormonal change, discovery, adaptation, subjectivity and quantitative rights, justice, fairness, negotiation, conservation
growth population measurement, chemical/ government, citizenship
physical change

Learning Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items: Learner Profile Items:
experiences Caring, Balanced, Reflective Knowledgeable, Thinkers Communicators, Open- Inquirers, Knowledgeable Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Inquirers, Thinkers,
Attitudes: Respect, Attitudes: Appreciation, minded, Reflective Attitudes: Commitment, Caring Communicators
Tolerance Curiosity Attitudes: Appreciation, Curiosity, Independence Attitudes: Confidence, Attitudes: Commitment,
Creativity, Enthusiasm Enthusiasm, Independence Cooperation, Empathy
Who we are Where we are in place How we express How the world works How we organize Sharing the planet
and time ourselves ourselves

Research Skills: Research Skills: Planning, Research Skills: Research Skills: Research Skills: Research Skills:
Formulating Questions, Collecting Data, Recording Formulating Questions, Formulating Questions, Formulating Questions, Formulating Questions,
Observing Data, Organizing Data, Observing Observing, Planning, Planning, Collecting Data, Observing, Planning,
Self-management Skills: Presenting Research Self-management Skills: Collecting Data, Recording Recording Data, Organizing Collecting Data, Recording
Organization, Healthy Self-management Skills: Gross Motor, Spatial Data, Organizing Data, Data Data, Organizing Data,
Lifestyles, Codes of Organization, Time Awareness Interpreting Data, Presenting Self-management Skills: Interpreting Data, Presenting
Behaviour Management, Safety Thinking Skills: Research Organization, Codes of Research
Thinking Skills: Acquisition Thinking Skills: Application Comprehension, Self-management Skills: Behaviour Self-management Skills:
of knowledge, Social Skills: Accepting Metacognition Fine Motor, Organization, Thinking Skills: Analysis, Organization, Time
Comprehension, Analysis Responsibility, Group Social Skills: Respecting Time Management, Safety Dialectical thought Management, Codes of
Social Skills: Respecting decision making others Thinking Skills: Acquisition Social Skills: Respecting Behaviour
others Communication Skills: Communication Skills: of knowledge, others, Cooperating, Group Thinking Skills: Analysis,
Communication Skills: Listening, Speaking, Listening, Speaking, Non- Comprehension, Application, decision making Synthesis, Dialectical
Listening, Writing, Viewing Reading, Writing, Non-verbal verbal, Viewing, Presenting Analysis, Synthesis Communication Skills: thought
Social Skills: Accepting Listening, Speaking, Social Skills: Group
Responsibility, Cooperating Reading decision making
Communication Skills: Communication Skills:
Reading, Writing Listening, Writing