Where We Are in Place and Time
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
From: Making the PYP Happen, p. 12
Central Idea: Major events and periods of time have changed the world.
Key Concepts: Causation & Change
Related Concepts: History & Impact
Lines of inquiry:
- Major events and periods of time
- Changes resulting from major events and periods of time
- Recent events and possible future impacts
Learning Engagements & Resources
To ‘tune-in’ to some of the big ideas of our unit, students were asked to interview parents and family members (if possible) to learn about major decisions or events that have resulted in their family living in Hong Kong today. Students will share these stories using a cause and effect flow chart, as I modelled for them.
To uncover what we already know about the first line of inquiry, major events and periods of time, students we have been playing this Jeopardy style game.
To further explore major events and periods of time, try these sites:
Nikon’s This Day – explore the past by looking at significant events on ‘this day’
KidsPast.Com – World history is shared here in age appropriate language and organized into manageable segments.
History for Kids – Provided by the BBC
Mr. Donn’s history page – scroll down to find the links for students