Kindergarten Curriculum (Section 2)
Reviewing the Curriculum
The Transdisciplinary Themes in IB provide the “umbrella” subject, or theme, under which teachers create specific lines of inquiry they will pursue with students. The Grade Teams also collaborate to create one Central Idea for each Transdisciplinary Theme, and together with the Lines of Inquiry, teachers use these as guides when they create their lessons of instruction.
Below each Theme's description is a brief summary of what students learn in the theme. Please click on the Summary Links to read the information.
Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are
"An inquiry into the nature of the self, beliefs and values, personal, physical, mental, social & Spiritual health, human relationships including families and friends, communities, culture, rights & responsibilities, what it means to be human"
Transdisciplinary Theme: Where We Are in Space 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 civilization from local to global perspectives."
Transdisciplinary Theme: 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."
Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works
"An inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and the human societies, how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and the environment."
Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organize Ourselves
"An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of the organization; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment."
Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet
"An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution."