How we organize ourselves

Unit 2

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

The environment influences communities and cultures.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • connection: relationships

  • causation: influence

  • perspective: comparison

Lines of Inquiry

  • Resources and contributions
  • Relationship between people and place
  • Relationships between story and readers
  • Comparing measurements and ideas

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Open-Minded
  • Inquirer
  • Communicator

Approaches to Learning

  • Self Management - following through on routines and being a good partner/group member: sharing and completing responsibilities and tasks
  • Social - Be aware of own and others’ impact as a member of a learning group: our words and actions matter affects others and our learning

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Goal Directed and Resilient Individual
  • Collaborator 

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area