Thank you for Sharing the Planet with us!!!
We (the grade 2 classes at the American International School in Kuwait) have started a blog to share our learning about conserving water. If your class is interested in sharing your learning, please let us know by leaving a comment below and I can make you an ‘author’-we love guest bloggers. We’d also love to read your thoughts on our posts.
Transdisciplinary Theme –Sharing the Planet: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things.
Central Idea: Survival depends on conservation of resources.
Focus: Earth Science; Chemistry; Language; PSPE; Social Studies; Math
An inquiry into:
- the properties of water
- how living things depend on water
- the availability and distribution throughout the world
- our responsibility toward the conservation of water
Assessment Strategy: Performance Assessment
The students will create a persuasive media piece about conserving water. The media piece must include an overview that details the properties of water, how living things depend on it and why it is important to conserve this resource. The media piece must also include recommendations about how to conserve this resource. Students will be given guided framework for their research.
Internationalism: Students will be encouraged to inquire into global issues related to the usage and conservation of water.
Research Skills: Students will formulate questions, collect data, organize data, and record data. Students will keep record of their usage of water. They will find ways to conserve water. They will also research different animals and plants to inquire into the ways they use/need water.
Thinking Skills: Students will think about themselves, their learning, and those around them. They will carefully consider the ways they use water and how to persuade those around them.
Learner Profile Traits:
Reflective: Students will reflect on their water usage, how they can conserve it and the importance of water to all living things.
Principled: Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their usages of water in their daily lives and improve their practices.
Integrity: Students will be encouraged to start making better choices and to inspire others to make better choices when using water.
Commitment: Students will be committed to conserving water throughout the rest of the year. Classes will be encouraged to create a contract about water conservation.