Where we are in place and time

Unit 2

Transdisciplinary Theme

Where we are in place and time: an inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Central Idea

Societies and the roles of people change over time.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts


  • change: compare and contrast
  • function: role
  • reflection: transformation

Lines of Inquiry

  • Children’s roles past and present
  • The ways basic needs are met now and then
  • People’s daily life past and present

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • open-minded
  • risk-taker
  • reflective

Approaches to Learning

  • social skills
  • self-management skills
  • thinking skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits