Preschool Units of Inquiry

Preschool classes participate in four units of inquiry throughout the year. Click on each unit below to learn more.

Unit 1 - Who we are

Transdisciplinary Theme

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

Central Idea

Key Concepts

Lines of Inquiry

Attributes of the Learner Profile

Parent Support

Unit 2 - How we express ourselves

Transdisciplinary Theme

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.

Central Idea

We investigate changes in our world.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Past and present
  • Patterns

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Thinkers - Children will identify patterns in the environment.
  • Reflective - Children will notice how they’ve changed since the beginning of school.
  • Inquirers - Children will ask questions about the weather and how that impacts our routine.

Parent Support

  • Find patterns in your daily life
  • Discuss how weather affects what you wear
  • Look at old family pictures and how you have changed

Unit 3 - Where we are in place and time

Transdisciplinary Theme 

Where we are in place and time: an inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Central Idea

Lines of Inquiry

Attributes of the Learner Profile

Parent Support

Unit 4 - Sharing the planet

Transdisciplinary Theme 

Sharing the planet: an inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

Central Idea

Lines of Inquiry

Attributes of the Learner Profile

Parent Support