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

Understanding interactions helps us make sense of the world.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • function: relationship
  • form: structure
  • causation: outcomes and position

Lines of Inquiry

  • Geographic features and parts of Earth
  • Power impacts interactions
  • Adaptations within ecosystems

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Knowledgeable
  • Communicator
  • Inquirers

Approaches to Learning

  • Self Management: Perseverance and Mindfulness

  • Social - Supporting Others

  • Communication: Literacy

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Goal Directed and Resilient
  • Collaborator
  • Communicator 

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area