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

Our choices interconnect with other people’s choices.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • causation: consequences
  • connection: interdependence
  • perspective: consumerism

Lines of Inquiry

  • People make choices for many reasons.
  • Specialization and trade have a purpose.
  • Producers and consumers are connected.

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • thinker

  • communicator

  • knowledgeable

Approaches to Learning

  • communication skills
  • self-management skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits