Transdisciplinary Theme: Who are we? (Beliefs and Values)
This unit inquires 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.
Our central idea: Our beliefs and values are part of who we are and can influence how we live our lives.
Our key concepts: Connection, perspective
Our related concepts: Beliefs, identity
PYP Learner Profile: Open minded, reflective
PYP Attitudes: Appreciation, respect
Thinking skills; Metacognition
Social skills; Respecting others.
Communication skills; Listening, Speaking
Our lines of inquiry:
How different factors can influence who we are (family, community, culture, education)
Our values and beliefs as individuals and a community.
How we show our beliefs and values.
Our big questions:
- What are values? What do you value? What do your friends value? What does your family value?
- What are some factors that shape who I am? How do I know that?
- What are the shared values in my school? How can I identify them?
- How do our beliefs and values affect what we do and how we behave?
How can I help my child? Home/ School LINKS
Look through family photos, talk about different family connections
Talk about what your child was like when they were very young
Discuss what your family and extended family value
Watch films and read books that explore different beliefs and values
Talk about qualities your family values such as creativity, honesty, empathy etc.