Stamford American Elementary School Curriculum Guide - page 6

Elementary School Curriculum Outline continued
The key concepts have relevance within and across subject areas. Expressed as
questions, these ideas are explored through each unit studied. The concepts shape
the extended, structured inquiry (units of inquiry) that are a distinguishing feature
of the PYP. Stamford plans and implements a set of these units each year at each
grade level. Collectively, these units form a transdisciplinary, coherent, school wide
component of the PYP, called the program of inquiry.
International Perspective
In order to make the most of the diversity of background and experiences of our
students, the PYP synthesizes the best from educational systems around the world.
The PYP aims to develop international sensitivity through key questions derived from
the concepts and through the content of the written curriculum.
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