The unit was built for the students in the 3
grade at King Robinson Inter-district Magnet: an IB World School. The school curriculum is that of the New Haven Public School system, but with a twist. In addition to the standard curriculum, teacher-developed units are taught under six different themes: Who We Are, Where We Are In Place and Time, How The World Works, How We Express Ourselves, Sharing the Planet, and How We Organize Ourselves. The units are taught in different sequences to ensure alignment with the standard curriculum. As a school (prek-8) we begin the year with Who We Are. The school represents a wide variety of cultures. This unit, across grade levels, teaches students about cultural differences and tolerance. Because of the diverse population, stories are shared from either students or parents about their journey to the United States, their reasons for coming, and their quest for citizenship.