How we organize ourselves

Unit 4

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Transdisciplinary Theme

How we organize ourselves: an inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Central Idea

People work at many jobs to help each other.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts


  • responsibility: initiative
  • connection: relationships
  • function: behavior 
  • perspective

Lines of Inquiry

  • There are different types of jobs in a community.
  • Each job has responsibilities.
  • Community jobs are necessary.
  • Counting is an important part of people’s jobs. 

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • communicator
  • caring
  • knowledgeable

Approaches to Learning

  • communication skills
  • self-management skills
  • social skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits