A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Exploring Explorers
Inquiry is all about exploring and this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry is all about exploring explorers! With over 100 pages filled with activities, this printable packet is a complete, trans-disciplinary unit filled with engaging, hands on lessons, interactive notebook activities and research based inquiries that cover the central idea of :
Exploration from the past, present and future can change the way people live.
The theme is Where We Are in Place and Time.
Lines of inquiry:
Compare the perspectives of the explorers and those conquered.
Why were explorers interested in settling new territory?
What developments from explorers brought about change in society over time?
What should be the responsibilities of explorers and settlers?

Within this complete unit of inquiry, you will find pre-assessments, provocations, formative assessment and a summative assessment, along with a final reflection for portfolios. I have included lesson suggestions for all of the activities, worksheets and interactive notebook tasks.
Strands covered include:
Math: angles, lines, rays and polygons, coordinates and 4 quadrant graphs, negative numbers
STEM: observing sailing vessels, design and build.
Non fiction literacy: skills compare & contrast, cause and effect, expository writing; biographies Descriptive writing: planners and figurative language, creative writing leads
Personal Narrative writing: letters/journals
Geography: continents, oceans and compass points
History: articles for reading and independent research
Art and craft activities

The explorers include:
Christopher Columbus, Lief Eriksson, Cortez, Neil Armstrong, Ferdinand Magellan, Roald Amunsden, James Cook, Captain Scott, Tom Crean and more.
If you like this, you may be interested in my other complete units of inquiry in my stores which include Revolutions and Revolutionaries, Rainforests, Animal Adaptations, Poetry, Media Impact, Extreme Weather and many more.
Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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