During the first grade IB (International Baccalaureate) PYP (Primary Years Programme) unit taught under the Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves, the students were learning about the concept: Families are unique. This concept (known as a CENTRAL IDEA) was taught through the following guiding questions:
What are some examples of how families live in our Saint Luke Community?
How do families use the natural resources of Washington to decide how to build a home?
Why do families move?
These questions directly relate to first grade social studies standards. For the end-of-unit project, each child made a claymation video demonstrating their understanding of how their family is unique. Please enjoy the following video as an example and click here to visit Mrs. Woods webpage to view the rest.