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Unit Title:

Sharing the Planet


Organizing Theme: Sharing the Planet Proposed Dates: Sept 9
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Oct 18
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Focus: Social Studies, PSPE, Language Concepts:
Responsibility, connection,
perspective
Central
Idea:
Relationships and interactions within
communities can create conflict or peace.
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Objective: We are assessing students knowledge of how to apply problem solving strategies.
Audience: Peers
Product:
Students will fill in a graphic organiser in class that includes generating possible solutions.
They will take personal action in order to address problems.
Inquiry
Into:

- Different forms of conflict resolution
- Appreciating others perspectives
- Relationships within our communities

Success
Indicator:
Students can resolve real life problems peacefully.
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What is peace?
What is a peaceful community?
Why have a peaceful community?
How is a peaceful community created?
Where can peace be found?
Which humans and organizations have promoted peace?
Possible learning experiences these may take place in individual subject time, or within the Unit of Inquiry
Literacy:
Reading
During these first few weeks we are assessing students reading skills to ascertain their individual reading levels. This allows us to structure our reading programme according to the needs of each student and ensures that
students are reading books at the appropriate level. Home readers will be sent home as soon as this process is complete.
Library: Listening to stories which promote peace, how to create a peaceful environment in the library e.g. quiet voices, sharing books, taking turns checking out books
Literacy:
Writing
Students will be exposed to the following text types in their writing:
Recounts: Journals and reflections
Narrative writing: Poetry peace/sense poems
Expositions: Moral dilemmas/debates
Math
Data Handling : Students are encouraged to collect media articles about peace & conflict so that we can use them for graphing. Data collection school incidents of conflicts. Exploration of multiple
intelligence graphs.
Measurement : Time management (schedules, timetables, use of calendars in communication diaries, telling the time).
Number: Revision of place value, number bonds and problem solving.
I.T.
Students will discuss and set up essential agreements and rules for computer use in school, including Internet safety. ICT will be integrated throughout the unit using laptops in classrooms,
promethean boards and the ICT suite.
Arabic Students will learn polite conversation and etiquette in Arabic and be exposed to peace related vocabulary.
Music
Strings: Students will begin the prep strings program. They will build a foundation set of skills associated with violin and cello. Students will explore a range of repertoire, and will be able to identify
musical features that evoke peace.
P.E.
Students will participate in and explore the following; Trust games, conflict resolution within sport, the need for rules, introducing rules for games, making up own games with own rules, teaching and
umpiring games to others.
The Arts Drama/dance: Students will role play situations that involve conflict resolution.
Library Students will explore what their view of a library is and what it could be. They will learn about library procedures and library expectations, accepting responsibility and respecting others.