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Year Plan

Aug/ Oct
Transdisciplinar y theme:

Grade 42013 - 2014

How we express ourselves An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Where we are in place and time An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives. History of Iraq, Kurdistan, Kurdish and Turkmen people. Timeline of civilisations in Erbil. Places and Times Concepts: Connection, Change, Reflection Related Concepts: Systems, Adaptation, Transformation, Evidence Central idea: Many present societies interconnect with past civilizations. An inquiry into: Past civilisations How civilizations developed Past and present.

How we organize ourselves An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decisionmaking; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

Who we are An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

How the world works An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment. Weather vane

International Mindedness Personal/local Resources

Kurdish artist.

Visit to bank Bazaar, Shops around Citadel Trade fair Concepts: Form, Function, Causation, Connection Related Concepts: Structure, Systems, interdependence, network Central Idea: People have developed systems to trade. An Inquiry into: Supply & demand The systems in place to deal with trade

Inside the park compared to outside the park in Erbil. We Will Survive Concepts: Change, Responsibility, Causation Related Concepts: Consequences, Adaptation, Initiative Central Idea: Changes in ecosystems affect the balance between living things. An inquiry into: ecosystems changes in ecosystems the effect of human beings on ecosystems

Out of thin air Concepts: Form, Causation, Reflection Related Concepts:

Properties, Consequences, Interpretation, Evidence

Its a matter of taste Concepts: Form, Connection, Perspective Related Concepts: Style, Relationships, Taste, Subjectivity Central Idea: Artists are influenced by the style of other artists and develop their personal style. An Inquiry into: Different artistic genres and artistic media How different artistic disciplines influence each other Our perceptions and interpretations of art

Central Idea: Peoples understanding of the properties of air has led to technological advances. An Inquiry into: The properties of air The principles of science How our understandings of the properties of air have led to technological advances

Babies documentary about babies born in different parts of the world. (no dialogue) Children In Search Of A Life Concepts: Responsibility, Reflection, Perspective Related Concepts: Truth, Prejudice, Citizenship, Rights, Values Central Idea: Childrens quality of life is influenced by their environment. An inquiry into:

What we mean by quality of life The rights of a child Our geographic, political, economic, cultural and social environment. How our lifestyle affects the environment

Language Lbrary


Explanation & Procedure Non-fiction books about significant discoveries/people relating to air/flight air inventions and people that discovered them. Focus on one text/book for the entire unit. Measurement: Objects and events have attributes that can be measured using appropriate tools. Relationships exist between standard units that measure the same attributes. Accuracy of measurements depends on the situation and the precision of the tool.

Our appreciation of art Biography Poetry Narrative Drama stories inspired by paintings

Chronological report Chapter book - book study e.g. Erik the Viking

Explanation cause and effect The history of money

Information report Fiction Little House Old House

The Little Prince book study

Pattern and Function: By analysing patterns and identifying rules for patterns it is possible to make predictions. Patterns can often be generalized using algebraic expressions, equations or functions.

Measurement: Accuracy of measurements depends on the situation and the precision of the tool. (spacing on a timeline, relationships to units used in other places and times.)

Number: Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are ways of representing wholepart relationships. For fractional and decimal computation, the ideas developed for whole-number computation can apply.

Shape and Space: Consolidating what we know of geometric concepts allow us to make sense of and interact with our world.

Data Handling:Different graph forms highlight different aspects of data more efficiently . Data can be presented effectively for valid interpretation and communication.

Maths continuous IT

Number: Even complex operations can be modelled in a variety of ways, for example, an algorithm is a way to represent an operation.
Multimodal explanationvideo or ppt use sketch-up or similar to create diagrams, flow charts... Photography working on own photos in Picassa to enhance certain effects etc. Making an animated movie based on comic strip story Exel Formulae to add and subtract Formula to exchange currencies Representing information on different graphs Ball Games Basketball, football, volleyball Watching videos of games Identifying skills Practising skills Discussing roles, rules and strategies Applying skills and strategies in practice Designs on currency Poster - leaflets Tree diagram to show levels of habitat and levels of impact Or food web or food chain Adventure Challenge Orientation games and activities. Orientation skills and map work.
Discussion forums Twitter for sharing information about books, articles, ideas.


Games Why do you use different balls/equipment for different sports? Explore and experiment with aerodynamics of the equipment.

Dance Folk dances from other countries

Athletics Mini Olympics Relay running Javelin Long jump Discus Shot put Hurdles

Gymnastics Balances, rolls and jumps are important elements of a gymnastic performance. Designing gymnastics sequences.



Weather different techniques to create effects, Work of artists where weather is a feature Voice singing -

Explore work of artists of different styles, how styles of individual artists develop and change Exploring musical

Clay pots from different civilisations recreate or model on to make own pots Music from different

Ocean techniques, materials to depict artists Write a song with a

How people use art to affect the immediate environment

How music is bought

Influences of music on people and the immediate


artists, styles

times early instruments how / why music was used

and sold, (digital, cd, live) shared, copyright, role of music producers, make an IDBEC album design a cover market it...


environment how music influences quality of of life in different cultures, choices people make in the music they listen to