IB Primary Years Program
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Who Am I?
Everyday I can learn about who I am and what I can do.

Lines of Inquiry

  • my physical characteristics
  • what I can do
  • my feelings, dislikes and likes
  • myself as part of my family
  • how I am growing and changing

Where in the World?

All around the world there are different symbols that help us understand our surroundings.

Lines of Inquiry

  • universal symbols and print
  • international landmarks
  • global national symbols
It's a GroupThing
Matter has properties that can be observed, described

Lines of Inquiry

  • objects can be observed using your senses
  • objects can be sorted by property

Just Imagine

People play and tell stories in a variety of ways to learn, explore feelings, explain the world, entertain and have fun.

Lines of Inquiry

  • why people play and tell stories
  • social elements of play
  • different ways stories are presented such as drama, dance music, puppetry and images
  • connection between playing and learning

What's for Dinner?

People eat different foods for different reasons.

Lines of Inquiry

  • where food comes from
  • how food is transported
  • food choices and our health
  • how where we live affects what we eat

Wanted Dead or Alive

Living things and non-living things share the planet.

Lines of Inquiry

  • characteristics of living and non-living things
  • animal and plant needs
  • animal and plant traits
  • life cycles of plants and animals: growth and development


We are Family

Families serve a function in all communities and cultures

Lines of Inquiry

  • roles and responsibilities of families
  • different family structures
  • history of current family
  • how families change over time
  • how families are interdependent 

Location, Location, Location

Humans use tools to understand their place in the world

Lines of Inquiry

  • maps and globes
  • locating places and features on maps and globes
  • geography of the earth
  • how tools are used to navigate our world

Everything Matters

Matter can be changed by interactions in the environment.

Lines of Inquiry

  • properties of matter can be changed
  • states of matter
  • tools to determine properties of matter

Once Upon a Time

People tell and write folklore for a variety of reasons

Lines of Inquiry
  • the purposes of folklore
  • what they reveal about family, community and culture
  • the role of folklore in our lives

Problem solving for Peace

Families work together to make decisions and resolve conflicts.

Lines of Inquiry

  • various decisions and conflicts that families face
  • strategies families use to make decisions and solve conflicts
  • consequences and their influences on actions, choices and behaviors

Circle of Life

Plants and animals depend on each other and their environment to sustain life.

Lines of Inquiry

  • similarities and differences among the life cycles of plants and animals.
  • factors that influence plant and animal growth and development
  • ways that plants and animals sustain life
  • the scientific process (hypothesis, materials, procedures, observations &  conclusions)


Let's Build Community

Communities have similarities and differences that make them unique and interdependent.

Lines of Inquiry

  • how people live in different communities
  • why people choose and settle in a particular community
  • how people contribute to a community
  • interdependence among communities 


Heroes provide insight into the culture of their time and have lasting impact.

Lines of Inquiry

  • qualities that make a hero
  • ways that our choices of heroes reflect our values
  • past and present heroes throughout the world
  • difference between being famous and being a hero

As the World Turns

The natural features and phenomena of the Earth create change.

Lines of Inquiry
  • rotation, revolution, moon changes, cycles and patterns
  • how we organize time into units
  • the impact of extreme natural events on living things

The Keeping Quilt

  People living within a community create a unique culture.

Lines of Inquiry

  • what culture is
  • what traditions are and how they are celebrated in various communities
  • how values and beliefs influence a culture
  • what heritage is

United We Stand

Citizens work together to resolve conflicts.

Lines of Inquiry

  • the structure and function of gov't in local and world communities
  • rights, roles and responsibilities of citizenship in decision-making, problem solving, and conflict resolution
  • making and changing rules and laws

What an Impact

People depend on  their environment and create change.

Lines of Inquiry

  • examine our natural environment
  • examine our constructed environment
  • examine how our constructed environment changes our natural environment


Around the World

Cultures, celebrations, customs, and geography shape communities throughout the world. 

Lines of Inquiry

  • how beliefs, customs, celebrations, and traditions are learned from others and may differ place to place
  • how environment and geography influence adaptations within communities and migration
  • similarities and differences among and within communities

Mi Casa es Su Casa

Humans have adapted to a variety of climatic and geographic conditions.

Lines of Inquiry

  • the range of geographic and climatic conditions that exits on Earth and how geographers describe them
  • compare the ways different groups of people meet their basic needs in extreme climatic and geographic conditions
  • how humans affect biomes

Weather or Not

Weather affects all of the world.

Lines of Inquiry

  • what weather is
  • tools used by weather watchers
  • the water cycle
  • how weather affects living and nonliving things
Give and Take

Change occurs when people move from one culture to another.

Lines of Inquiry

  • reasons for immigrating and emigrating
  • hardships people face when they immigrate
  • the impact of immigration on culture(s)

Survivor - QUEST Island

World communities face challenges and make decisions in meeting the needs of their people based upon limited resources.

Lines of Inquiry

  • what goods are needed, for whom, and how are those goods produced
  • resources in world communities
  • how world communities get what they need

Balancing Act

An ecosystem is a community of organisms interacting with one another and their environment.

Lines of Inquiry

  • components of an ecosystem
  • where different kinds are found
  • similarities and differences among different ecosystems
  • relationship between producers and consumers
  • significant events that effect the balance of an ecosystem


Settle Down

Colonists make lasting cultural contributions to the regions in which they settle.

Lines of Inquiry

  • daily activities in colonial life (social, cultural, political, economic, scientific, technological aspects)
  • governmental structures within colonies
  • influential groups and individuals within colonial life

To Infinity and Beyond

Throughout history, people have explored new territory with wide-ranging effects on themselves & on the indigenous population.

Lines of Inquiry

  • social, cultural, political and economic impact of this exploration
  • contributions of individuals and civilizations from both explorers and native peoples
  • explorers and native cultures

Main Attraction

Matter and energy interact in identifiable ways and influence the way the world works.

Lines of Inquiry

  • the states and properties of matter
  • various forms of energy
  • the results of matter interacting with energy

How Revolting

People can generate change in their lives.

Lines of Inquiry

  • the conditions that create discontent or the desire for change
  • the methods that facilitate a revolution
  • how revolutions impact society
  • the necessary components of a revolution

Shaping the World

Indigenous people helped shape the world today.

Lines of Inquiry

  • how indigenous people met their basic needs
  • how geographical and environmental factors affected people and their settlements
  • the contributions of indigenous people

Parts is Parts

Plants and animals have unique structures that allow them to survive.

Lines of Inquiry

  • plant structure
  • animal classification according to structure
  • why plants and animals live where they do
  • why the environment causes plant and animal structure to change


Builld It

  Industrial eevolutions significantly and continously change the way people work and live.

Lines of Inquiry

  • connections between industrial growth and urbanization
  • roles of inventions, discoveries, and technology in our lives
  • economic, social and environmental impacts of urbanization

Don't Fence Me In

Expansion and settlement occur for different reasons.

Lines of Inquiry

  • expansion of Western Hemisphere countries
  • how, why, where and when people move

Rock Star

Space impacts our earth and its atmosphere.

Lines of Inquiry

  • spatial relationships: Earth to Sun, Earth to Moon
  • how scientists discover(ed) information about these spatial relationships

Written by Kids for Kids

Authors have many factors to consider when writing.

Lines of Inquiry

  • authors write in different forms
  • authors write for a reason
  • people learn to write from analyzing published work

Let's Get Organized

People of all ages have different ideas about power, authority, government, citizenship and law.

Lines of Inquiry

  • government shapes the way people live
  • privileges, freedoms and responsibilities of citizens
  • governments have different structures and functions
  • governments are connected to our lives

Show Me the Money

People exchange goods and services to meet their needs.

Lines of Inquiry

  • human settlement and impact on the human environment
  • effects of pollution on physical and living environment
  • ways to coexist with our environment
  • ecosystems and what affects them
  • water cycle and what pollutants are carried
  • natural and manmade pollutants


Kids Like Us

Biology, culture, and ancestry shape who we are

Lines of Inquiry

  • common ancestry shared by humans
  • similarities and differences children around the world share
  • understanding the value of diversity

Nomads No More

Many factors determine how civilizations evolve.

Lines of Inquiry

  • the common components civilizations contain in order to sustain themselves
  • how past civilizations contribute to those of the present day
  • how civilizations develop differently based on geography
  • how technology develops based on needs

We Do Matter!

Energy and matter interact to cause change.

Lines of Inquiry

  • forms of energy
  • how energy changes
  • how scientists use a defined process when experimenting
  • how humans strive to use energy efficiently worldwi
Art Tells All
Art reflects the conditions of the times.s
Lines of Inquiry
  • how art reflects the value of a culture
  • art is a reaction to the art before it
  • art changes as new technology and materials become available
  • people express themselves through art
  • what art is


We're Not Gonna Take It!

Human desire causes societal change.

Lines of Inquiry

  • the change process
  • the change process and how it relates to critical people, places and events in our history







The Domino Effect

Human decisions have a great impact on our environment.