Where we are in place and time

Unit 3

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 relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Central Idea

People make things to help themselves and others.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts


  • change: change over time, comparison
  • connection: interconnectedness 

Lines of Inquiry

  • Using comparison to understand relationships
  • Human-made things change over time 
  • Using maps and globes to compare

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Reflective
  • Thinker

Approaches to Learning

  • social skills
  • self-management skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • collaborator
  • goal-directed and resilient

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area