Student's IB Unit of Inquiry
Sharing the Planet
1. What is our purpose?
To inquire into the following:
- Transdisciplinary theme:
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
Living things adapt to change and conflict in order to survive in their environment.
Summative Assessment Task(s):
What are the possible ways of assessing students’ understanding of the central idea? What evidence, including student-initiated actions, will we look for?
In groups, students research and identify a case study of a global conflict and how it was resolved.
Students will work collaboratively to develop, create, and execute a culminating activity on the different forms of conflict, and present as a fifth grade exhibition. This exhibition will require additional research and data analyses on the various topics.
Teacher- and student-developed rubric.
Living wall – Timeline of innovation, invention, and exploration interactive wall.
Assessments with teacher- and student-developed rubric.
Exit tickets and quick writes.
Class/grade: 5 Age group: 10-11
School: Franklin Academy Boynton Beach School code:
Date: May –June
Proposed duration: 4 weeks
2. What do we want to learn?
Key concepts: Function, Causation, and Responsibility
Related concepts: role, diversity, opinion
What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?
- Characteristics of adaptations. Human, animal, and plant.
- How physical/behavioral adaptations are essential for surviving a changing environment.
- Human interaction with living organisms and our responsibility to them.
- How do living things adapt?
- How does our changing environment determine our need for adapting to it?
- What drives adaptations and what are the consequences?
- What roles do humans have on the adaptation of other living things?