Welcome to the world of inquiry based social studies, civics and human rights. This interactive, complete, six week unit of inquiry is perfect for the IB PYP. Created with a transdisciplinary theme of How We Organise Ourselves, it is ideal for 4th - 6th grade. U.K and USA spelling included.
The central idea is:
Global citizens have certain rights and responsibilities and, when violated, take action to protect those rights.
This unit takes you on a six week journey exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.S.A’s Bill of Rights, comparing and contrasting those rights and the responsibilities that go along with human rights in an authentic, current and concept based way.
Activities are hands on, engaging, differentiated and include the following:
Reading skills and strategies:
Main idea and supporting details
Math: Inquiry based project: Volume, Measure and Fractions through building a 3d Global Village.
Art: giving a voice to the voiceless
Personal narrative writing
And much more.
This unit of inquiry culminates with the children holding their own civil rights rally, complete with banners, chanting and persuasive arguments.
If you like this unit, you may also be interested in my other complete units of inquiry found in my store or in my blog.
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