Units of Inquiry

As an IB World school, our Early Years classes complete four of the six IB Units of Inquiry during the school year. The IB Units allow for authentic teaching and learning to happen in all of our classrooms every day. Each theme engages our students in academic activities that encourage our littlest learners to inquire, take risks, reflect and then apply concepts to real world applications.

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 culture; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Where We Are in Place & 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.

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.

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

How We Organize Ourselves
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; 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.