Sharing the planet

Unit 5

Transdisciplinary Theme

Sharing the planet: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

Central Idea

Living things within a system share resources.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • function: features
  • connection: relationships
  • responsibility: systems

Lines of Inquiry

  • How to ask questions and find answers 
  • Systems
  • What living things need to survive and how they do it 
  • Our shared resources and our responsibility

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Principled
  • Knowledgeable
  • Inquirer
  • Balanced

Approaches to Learning

  • Social Skills
  • Research Skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Collaborator
  • Creative and Critical Thinker

FCPS Curriculum