• Term 1



    Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.


    In this unit, teachers and students will begin to identify, share and appreciate the gifts and talents that every individual brings to the learning community.  There will be shared texts and conversations about the IB learner profile and how these attributes give us an opportunity to examine where our strengths and areas of growth are.  Further inquiry into gifts and talents will be explored through a series of teacher and student-led discussions, readings, reflections, learning activities and demonstrations about innate and learned characteristics. In addition, students will know that characteristics are passed from parents to offspring and will identify inherited traits vs. learned behaviors.  Engagements will foster an understanding of why organisms are similar yet possess differences from their parents. Additionally, learners will understand how characteristics and behaviors can be learned from environmental and cultural influences.  Learners will analyze their own characteristics to determine inherited vs. acquired.  The intended outcome of the learning is an understanding of how we cultivate and share our gifts to strengthen our community and that every individual has a contribution to add.