1. Sharing the Planet
Title: An Inquiry into: SHARING THE PLANET: An inquiry into the rights and responsibilities; communities and the relationships within and between them; peace and conflict resolution.
Central idea: Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of human life.
SHARING THE PLANET: An inquiry into the 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.
What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?
- How conflict is managed (responsibility/reflection)
- How conflict affects lives (perspective)
- Living and working together peacefully (responsibility)
Use these questions to guide the children to think about how people deal with injustice:
- How is injustice/conflict created?
- Why is it so difficult to solve problems of injustice?
- Can you just “get over it?” Why or why not?
- What does it mean to stick up for yourself?
- How can you be responsible, make choices and get to know yourself better?
- How can you build positive self-esteem?
- What is fair? What makes something fair? What makes you say that?
- What symbol represents your idea of fair? What image?
- What causes feelings of unfairness?
- How should we make our world, school, home etc a fairer place with less ‘conflict’?
- Tuning In