2019-2020 BVA THEMATIC UNITS

Third
Fourth
Changemakers
Changemakers

8 Weeks How do citizens create change through laws and government?

Climate
Climate

10 Weeks How do people in different regions of the world respond to change in their climate and environment?

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May the Force Be With You
May the Force Be With You

10 Weeks Is space exploration ethical?

Strengthening Our Communities
Strengthening Our Communities

8 Weeks How is our community strengthened by our diversity?

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Earth's Changing Surface
Earth's Changing Surface

10 Weeks How can we analyze sources of information about physical, human and political geography to interpret change over time?

UPPER SCHOOL UNITS

Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
Science
Seventh
Humanities
Eighth
Science
Eighth
Humanities
Community Building and Organizing
Community Building and Organizing

How us our identity shaped by our community?

Exploration or Colonization?
Exploration or Colonization?

How do privilege and power impact the lessons told about history?

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Matter
Matter

What is the purpose of matter and its properties in the universe?

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Greece and Rome
Greece and Rome

10 Weeks How do the geographical, political, religious and social structures of Ancient Greece compare to those of Ancient Rome?

Design Thinking
Design Thinking

6 Weeks How can the engineering design process be applied to help find solutions to real-world problems?

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Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness

8 Weeks Why is my health important and how do my choices impact it?

Earth's Resources
Earth's Resources

10 Weeks How does the distribution of Earth's resources affect the biodiversity of populations in various ecosystems around the world?

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Waves & Technology
Waves & Technology

10 Weeks How can humans utilize the power of ocean waves and electromagnetic force to create an alternative energy solution?

Evolution from Big to Small Genetics
Evolution from Big to Small Genetics

11 Weeks What patterns and relationships provide evidence of evolution?

Revolution
Revolution

8 Weeks Why do communities seek revolution?

A New Nation
A New Nation

9 Weeks What are the underlying principles that guide nation building and development?

Education
Education

10 Weeks How do different systems of reform impact the development of communities? Why do systems need reform and how do communities approach the task of reforming them?

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Kindergarten
First
Second
Community
Community

What does it mean to be a mindful member of the BVA community?

Healthy Bodies
Healthy Bodies

How do we keep our bodies healthy?

Plants & Animals
Plants & Animals

How do plants and animals change, grow, and survive in their enviroments?

Weather
Weather

What are the different types of weather and how does it affect us?

Motion & Stability
Motion & Stability

How do forces affect the direction and speed of objects?

Our Community Connection
Our Community Connection

8 Weeks What are our rights and responsibilities in our classroom, school, and local community?

Stunning Science: Light and Sounds
Stunning Science: Light and Sounds

8 Weeks How do light and sound travel and how do we use them to communicate?

Adventures In Time
Adventures In Time

7 weeks How has our society adapted to meet our needs over time?

Community of Cultures
Community of Cultures

8 Weeks How does recognizing and honoring the many cultures in our diverse community make us stronger?

Changing Planet
Changing Planet

9 Weeks How do different events cause the shape of land to change?

What's all the Buzz About?
What's all the Buzz About?

8 Weeks How do plants and insects work together to survive in a diverse habitat?

Tinker Time
Tinker Time

7 weeks How can we as engineers, build an outdoor learning space for our school?

Producers and Consumers
Producers and Consumers

6 Weeks How do our actions as producers and consumers affect the world around us?