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Wade King Elementary Program of Inquiry

This page is a work in progress . . . over time, each Unit of Inquiry link will lead you to a Pathfinder with supporting information resources



We Are

Where We Are in Place and Time

How We Express Ourselves

How the World Works

How We Organize Ourselves

Sharing the Planet


Children worldwide are more the same than different People use cycles to organize themselves and to predict Actors use drama to represent stories to an audience Scientists observe the natural world Communities create systems to educate their children Plants and animals interact in a habitat


Factors influence how families live Families change over time Music creates images of narratives and events.



Solids, Liquids, Gases People and goods are transported
in a variety of ways
People solve problems in a variety of ways


Nutrition and exercise impact an individual’s health and well-being Significant events in a person’s life shape who they are Traditional tales are used to teach and express the ideals and beliefs of a culture An object’s balance and motion can be described and changed Members of communities have roles and responsibilities The forces of the earth affect people


Cultural traditions, sacred spaces, and belief systems vary Life stories are affected by the time and place in which people live Cultures express themselves with distinct and recognizable musical forms Water is a common and finite resource with
uncommon properties
Choices are determined and influenced by many factors Decisions to preserve natural habitats have local and global consequences


The decisions we make on a daily basis influence who we are and who we want to become People settle in places for political, social and personal reasons People use poetry to express their ideas, emotions and beliefs The electromagnetic force produces electricity, magnetism, light and heat Economics describes the exchange of goods and services There are competing interests over finite resources


People strive to change situations and circumstances Human beings seek to explore the unknown The Exhibition


Humans use technology to collect information
and solve problems
Governments use structures to function Biotic and abiotic environmental factors affect each other