Inquiry Resources: Grade 6

Who we are

Central Idea: Humans rights and responsibilities are shared across cultures.

Key Concepts: connection, function, responsibility

Related Concept: rights, values, systems

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How rights are viewed globally.
  • How rights are granted.
  • Actions required to protect rights.

Where we are in place and time

Central Idea: Personal histories connect people to the past and provide unique perspectives that help to determine the future.

Key Concepts: perspectives, connection, responsibility

Related Concept: similarities, differences

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Points of view and how they change.
  • The link between world events.
  • The impact of written fact. (how we record history).

How we express ourselves

Central Idea: Identity is expressed through daily choices.

Key Concepts: reflection, perspective, responsibility

Related Concept: behavior, communication, impact

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How personal choices affect others.
  • How we communicate our ideas.
  • Public perception of personal presentation.

How the world works

Central Idea: Scientific understanding constantly evolves to build and destroy.

Key Concepts: change, connection, causation

Related Concept: transformation, relationships

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Advances in scientific knowledge, understanding.
  • The role of technology in scientific understanding .
  • The effects of scientific advances.

Sharing the planet

Central Idea: Biological and human systems are affected by their interdependence and diversity.

Key Concepts: form, causation, responsibility

Related Concept: interdependence, impact, adaptation

Lines of Inquiry:

  • How we define biomes, ecosystems, environments and biodiversity.
  • Why systems are interdependent.
  • How balance is maintained among systems.

how we organize ourselves

Central Idea: Government systems and citizens are interdependent.

Key Concepts: perspective, reflection, responsibilities

Related Concept: interdependence, rights, systems

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Different forms of government.
  • What it means to be a citizen.
  • The rights and responsibilities of citizenship.