Unit of Inquiry (August – September 2017)

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 relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Central idea: Human migration is a response to challenges, risks and opportunities.

Concepts: Form, Causation, Connection

Related concepts: geographical features, opportunity, diversity, settlement, population

Lines of Inquiry:

  • What it means to migrate
  • Provocations for migration
  • The consequences of migration on nations and communities

Learning Outcomes :

  • Explains what it means to migrate
  • Identifies provocations for migration
  • Analyzes the consequences of migration on nations and communities

What (knowledge): to know what migration is and the types of migration

Why (conceptual understanding):

in order to understand that human migration is a response to challenges, risks and opportunities.

How (situation):

You are in an immigration office. You are going to observe a migration case.

You can use any media of presentation to present the result of your observation.



  1.   Choose one of immigrants (relatives or famous people) such as Albert Einstein, Anggun,  Elizabeth Arden, Victoria Beckham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, B.J. Habibie, Christian  Gonzales, Ima Matul.
  2.  Analyze the causes of their migration (challenges, risks, opportunities)
  3.   Explain the impact of their migration ( to themselves, to the city)


  •    The media chosen are supportive and easy understand
  •    Oral presentation is easy to follow and understand

Assessment Tools: checklist

Assessment Strategy: Process-focused assessments

Learning Outcomes:

  •       Explains what it means to migrate
  •       Identifies the provocations for migration
  •       Analyzes the consequences of migration on nations and communities

The focused learner profile within the Unit of Inquiry

Communicators, Risk-takers and Open-minded

Risk-takers: Learning about human migration will provide opportunities for the students to be able to analyze the impact of migration on nations and communities around the world. We hope that the students will be courageous to try new things and able to adapt to new challenges they face in any new places they will be in the future.

Open-minded: Human migration involves a lot of people and connected to various risks,challenges and opportunities.If they get chances to experience doing migration to new places, we hope the students will be open-minded and respectful to any kinds of differences between people around them.

Communicators: This unit of inquiry provides the students opportunities to explore and show their skills and understanding through various media.

Things parents can do to support their children to live the focused learner profile above at home:

  • Provide time with your children at home to share what they have learned at school.Communicators
  • Be  a good role model for your children by being respectful to the original local culture, belief and values in any places you visit. Remember that parents are also good teachers for their children. They usually will build good habits in doing great things if parents show good examples of life situations consistently. Open-minded
  • Appreciate your children’s point of view during any discussion with them and teach your children to do so to other people.Open-minded
  • Give opportunities/support for your children to explore new things around them. Risk-takers
  • Give chances to your children to do their tasks independently and be responsible for the results. Risk-takers
  • Remind your children to have eye contact when they talk to you or other people. Communicators
  • Speak in any languages properly with your children. Communicators
  • Teach and remind your children to greet people they meet or on the phone politely. Communicators

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