Integrity - Service - Merit
Each grade level explores four units of inquiry over the course of the school year. These units are designed to meet the ISM Science and Social Studies Standards and Indicators, while also providing opportunities to integrate English Language Arts, Math, Music, Art, PE, Wellness and IT learning.
The tables that follow below are our Learning Map showing the units of inquiry that are studied at each grade level.
We deepen our understanding of our world by developing the skills and dispositions of inquiry.
Connections to Our Environment
Living things have needs in order to grow and survive.
Systems for Problem Solving and Predicting
Forces affect motion.
Throughout time we have told stories to convey messages, to share ideas and to make us think.
We have rights and responsibilities as citizens of our classroom and the wider ISM community
Understanding how light and sound work helps us experience our world.
The design of our homes is dependent on, and impacts, the environment.
Patterns and cycles help us understand the natural world.
Exploring historical evidence and places helps us make connections to the past.
Organisms interact with their environments and can only survive if their particular needs are met.
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Sustainable consumers make informed decisions about their food choices.
The properties of materials determine how they can be used.
Responsible innovators look to make sustainable change in the world around them.
Understanding forces and interactions helps us innovate to solve problems.
Our behaviors are influenced by our beliefs and values.
Habitats are constantly changing and those changes impact organizms that live there.
Historical evidence provides an insight into our family's story and who we are.
Earth's surface has formed over time and is still changing.
Global citizens have responsibilities to make the world a better place.
Energy consists in different forms and can be converted to suit our needs.