Our classes current inquiry is looking at animal enclosures and are they fair. Our last inquiry was learning about using what happened in the past and how it influences us today. Since Paddy was a dog he let us go further with our understandings about how animals have unique characteristics in our current inquiry. Also Paddy’s story is set in the past so we instead used the big idea and provocative statement from our last inquiry to base our learning around. This also transferred and extended our ideas in a different context.
Big Idea: Looking Back to Look Forward
Provocative Statement: The past is the building blocks to the future.
- Stories and messages from the past influence us today and tomorrow.
- Animals have unique characteristics.