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What is PYP?

ICSAtlanta is an authorized PYP world school! Through emphasis on the whole child, Primary Years Programme (PYP) students are encouraged to be active, caring, lifelong learners with personal, positive attributes and the capacity to take responsible action. Our students become active participants in their learning and inquire about the world around them.

Learning in the PYP is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes, each selected for their relevance to the real world. Young learners explore the commonalities of human experience by investigating these themes through a programme of inquiry.

Who we are

Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; and human relationships.

Where we are in place and time

Inquiry into our orientation in place and time; personal histories; the discoveries and explorations of humankind; and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations.

How we express ourselves

Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values.

How the world works

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we organize ourselves

Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet

Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; access to equal opportunities; and peace and conflict resolution.

Kindergarten 2020-2021.pdf

Current Unit:

Unit 3 Kindergarten (1).pdf

Kindergarten PYP Unit 3:


Transdisciplinary Theme:

  • Where we are in place and time

Central Idea:

  • Throughout time, the world has celebrated holidays and traditions differently

Lines of Inquiry: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

  • An inquiry into how people lived long ago

  • An inquiry into how they celebrated Holidays (Thanksgiving) long ago

  • An inquiry into how we celebrate Holidays (Christmas and other end of year Holidays) now

  • An inquiry into why we celebrate those Holidays