Inventions, Innovations, and Discoveries

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IMYM6 - Grade 6

The thematic concept-based interdisciplinary unit developed to support IMYM6 (Grade 6) is entitled Inventions, Innovations and Discoveries. Students achieve the knowledge and skills prescribed in selected outcomes of the grade 6 English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies curricula through the study of 20th century inventions and inventors. The Inventions, Innovations, and Discoveries unit provides an authentic inquiry that allows students to develop deeper understanding and stronger connections by investigating essential understandings and guiding questions. This 6-8 week unit is structured around learning experiences associated with the human response to needs, focusing on electricity and culminating in the development and promotion of students' own inventions. Throughout the Inventions, Innovations and Discoveries unit, information technology hardware and software have been integrated into the daily learning experiences of grade 6 students.