Inquiry Resources: Grade 1

Who we are

Central Idea: People make choices that affect their health.

Key Concepts: function, connection, reflection

Related Concept: choice, balance

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How the body works.
  • Impact of lifestyle choices on the body.
  • How we can improve our health.

Where we are in place and time

Central Idea: Families have histories and traditions that are shared.

Key Concepts: form, perspective, change

Related Concept: continuity, heritage

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Families have structures and roles.
  • Family traditions are passed down in different ways.
  • Daily lives change over time.

How we express ourselves

Central Idea: Feelings are communicated in different ways.

Key Concepts: form, function, connection

Related Concept: creativity, imagery

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Forms of communication.
  • Purpose of communication.
  • How different forms of communication represent different ideas and feelings.

How the world works

Central Idea: Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses.

Key Concepts: form, function, change

Related Concept: weather, materials

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Properties of materials.
  • How we use our senses to observe and respond.
  • Changes in land and sky.

Sharing the planet

Central Idea: People can make choices to help the environment.

Key Concepts: form, causation, responsibility

Related Concept: resources, interdependence, conservation

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Local natural environment.
  • The impact of people's choices on the environment.
  • Caring for the local environment.

How we organize ourselves

Central Idea: Public places have different uses that help the community.

Key Concepts: function, connection, responsibility

Related Concept: community, access

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Defining public and private spaces.
  • Purposes of public and private spaces.
  • Using public spaces responsibly.