Unit introduced to those who would be teaching it – many of whom had already contributed to the planning stage, but not all – which led to modifications in the overall plan for the shape of the unit, although the inquiry was not greatly debated at this stage.
It was not until November 2018 when we were updated on how the unit was progressing that plans for the inquiry and the development of resources began in earnest. Delivery began on 19 and 20 Nov 2018 but at the outset only resources for the initial stages of the FOSIL cycle had been created/updated. Many other were created/adapted as the inquiry progressed to meet emerging needs – both in terms of helping students through the process and to meet the assessment criteria of the MYP which was a new consideration. For example, about half way through the inquiry, we realised that different working documents would be needed in order to show the development and redrafting stages of the writing. Therefore a contents page was developed to allow pupils to gather together and present the necessary documents for assessment.