How we organize ourselves

Unit 4

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 organize themselves in different ways depending on their goals.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • Perspective: Beliefs and values
  • Connection: Commonality
  • Responsibility: Participant and significant

Lines of Inquiry

  • An inquiry into different types of government 
  • An inquiry into how decisions have consequences 
  • An inquiry into how people take action based on their needs, beliefs, and values

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Communicator
  • Principled
  • Open-Minded

Approaches to Learning

  • communication skills
  • self-management skills
  • social skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • communicator
  • goal-directed and resilient
  • collaborator 

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area