Knowledge in the PYP is developed through six Units of Inquiry in each grade level K-6, under the headings of Transdiciplinary themes. These themes are used to integrate subject knowledge across the main curriculum areas of: language; mathematics; social studies; science; personal, social and physical education; and the arts.
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.
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.
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.
HOW THE WORLD WORKS
-An inquiry into the natural world and it's laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES
-An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact of humankind and the environment.
SHARING THE PLANET
-An inquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.