Universal Themes - Connected Learning Experiences

Universal Themes to Support Deeper Learning Throughout the Grades

Each grade level plans to focus on 1 universal theme throughout the year to help students identify and make connections between, within, and across disciplines. They then investigate  3-4 generalizations that transcend time, place, and culture. This helps to facilitate inquiry by acting as a stimulus for students to gather evidence with which to prove the statement.

K: Patterns

4th: Change

1st: Relationships

5th: Systems

2nd: Order and Chaos

6th: Power

3rd: Structure