How we organize ourselves

Unit 3

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

Communities meet our needs.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts


  • Change: impact and growth
  • Causation: patterns
  • Connection: relationships

Lines of Inquiry

  • All living things have basic needs.
  • All living things grow and change.
  • Seasonal changes impact living things.

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Reflective
  • Inquirer

Approaches to Learning

  • Thinking skills
  • Research skills
  • Self-management skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits