How the world works

Unit 2

Transdisciplinary Theme

How the world works: an inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

Central Idea


Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • function: relationship
  • form: structure
  • causation: consequences

Lines of Inquiry

  • Geography
  • Adaptations 
  • Power

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Knowledgeable
  • Communicator
  • Inquirers

Approaches to Learning

  • Social- group decision making:  
  • Communication- writing and presenting:

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits