6 M A Y 2 0 1 3 - 7 J u n e 2 0 1 3PYP AttitudesWhat attitudes do we wantthe students to demonstrate?Tolerance - Understan...
6 M A Y 2 0 1 3 - 7 J u n e 2 0 1 3CONCEPTSKey ConceptsFunction - Understanding how peace and conflictsituations are manage...
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Sharing the Planet Unit Overview 2013

  1. 1. 6 M A Y 2 0 1 3 - 7 J u n e 2 0 1 3PYP AttitudesWhat attitudes do we wantthe students to demonstrate?Tolerance - Understand thatdifferences in opinions exist andthat positions of leadership canbe misusedEmpathy - When in a position ofpower understand theperspective of othersAttributes of theLearner ProfileWhat attributes of the LearnerProfile do we want students toexemplify?Principled - Stand up forinjustice and avoid usingpersonal power in negativewaysThinkers - Reflect on instanceswhen power is misused andanalyze varying perspectivesSHARING THE PLANETU n i t O v e r v i e wCentral IdeaThe use of power has consequences that affectrelationships and access to opportunities.LINES OF INQUIRYWhat is the focus of our inquiry?• Choices made by those in power• The effects of power on the behavior of people• The consequences of actions taken by those with power• How power affects peace and conflictAn Inquiry Into:•Rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people andother living things•Communities and the relationships within and between them•Access to equal opportunities•Peace and conflict resolutionTEACHER QUESTIONSWhat is power?Who has the power?
  2. 2. 6 M A Y 2 0 1 3 - 7 J u n e 2 0 1 3CONCEPTSKey ConceptsFunction - Understanding how peace and conflictsituations are managed globally.Connection - Understanding the effects andconsequences that power may have on individualsand societiesResponsibility - Understanding personalresponsibility when in a position of power?Related ConceptsPower - Identifying the characteristics of power andhow it is exercised.Consequences - Analyzing the negative andpositive effects of power on others.HOW CAN PARENTS HELP AT HOME?✤ Facilitate discussions at home about examples ofthe use/misuse of power in the home, theworkplace and current affairs✤Encourage your child to read newspapers andmagazines related to the unit✤Talk to your child about different peace andconflict strategies within the home and broaderLEARNING INTENTIONS FORTHIS UNIT OF INQUIRYStudents will understand that:Power can be used in positive and negative waysand can affect relationships and access toopportunitiesStudents will know:•The effects of power on the behavior of people•The consequences of actions taken by thosewith power•How peace and conflict are managed globally•Subject specific vocabularySKILLSWhat transdisciplinary skills will studentsacquire and practice during this unit?CommunicationViewing - Interpreting and analyzing howpower is represented in visuals/multimedia. Inresponse, students will be learning to makeinformed choices about personal viewingexperiences.Presenting - Choosing appropriate media toeffectively communicate what has beenlearned.ThinkingDialectical thought - Looking at events fromtwo or more perspectives and constructingarguments from both.SocialAdopting a variety of roles - Through role-play and group work, l understand the rolesof leaders and followers.TechnologyInvestigating - Using technology to research/investigate examples of power, peace andconflict strategies. Assessing the validity ofonline sources.Communicating - On personal blogs andthrough artwork, share feelings about theeffects of power.

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