August 25

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’?

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INQUIRY STAGES

  1. Tuning In