PYP PE: Adventure Challenge Integration with the grade 2 unit of inquiry "Rights and Responsibilities"
The grade 2 classes at Nanjing International School are currently doing a unit of inquiry on "Rights and Responsibilities". The central idea for this unit is: With rights come responsibilities. In PYP PE, the grade 2 classes have started the year off with an Adventure Challenge unit.
I have been unwrapping the Rights and Responsibilities central idea from a PE perspective, focusing on what the students responsibilities are in regards to PE class, but also what their rights are. The kids have come up with some great ideas. As I unwrap the central idea from scratch with each grade 2 class, some of the ideas generated are different, however the reoccurring student ideas when looking at rights and responsibilities has been:
The students are responsible for:
As the focus of the adventure challenge unit is solving problems and completing challenges, working on teams and communicating are absolute keys to being successful.
I have planned at least 10-12 challenging tasks that they will take part in over the next few weeks and have highlighted Communication, Trust, and an Open Mind as being the most important assessment criteria during the unit.
I have added pictures below of the formative assessment tasks that I will be using during this unit. Please have a look. A brief description is also included.