Student's IB Unit of Inquiry
Where we are in place and time.
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, exploration and migration of humankind; the relationships between and the disconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
Central idea :Histories and cultures influence our present and future lives.
Key Concepts: Connection, Change, Reflection
What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?
- Explore ancient civilizations of the Americas and their influences on history.
- Compare/contrast the different cultures.
- Interpret how exploration had positive and negative effects on other cultures globally.
- Who were the ancient civilizations of the Americas?
- What similarities and differences can you find between these cultures?
- Compare cultural aspects of Native American tribes from different geographical regions.
- How would history and the present be different if the Spanish explorers never arrived in the Americas? Use examples and details as evidence to justify your response.
- Summative Assessment Task(s):
Task: Students will design and construct a new land explaining/showing how and why people migrated there, and what the effects of their migration have been on existing civilizations. Virtual trip.
Students will design an interactive map of the Americas. They will create regional Native American civilizations based on research. Then students will reflect on the impact exploration/colonization had on the native tribes