Where we are in place and time

Unit 5

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 ask questions and research to learn.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • change: transformation
  • connection: evidence, influence
  • Form: interactions

Lines of Inquiry

  • Process and purpose of research
  • Where ideas come from and how they develop 
  • Geography and contributions of ancient civilizations
  • How the past connects to the present

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Balanced

  • Reflective

  • Principled

  • Inquirers

Approaches to Learning

  • Self Management Skills: 
    • Organization- Goal Setting + States of Mind- Resilience 
      • I can be focused and take breaks when I need to. 
      • I can keep going or reevaluate my plan.
  • Research Skills: Information Literacy
    • Gathering and Recording
    •  Synthesising and Interpreting

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Goal Directed & Resilient Individual
  • Creative and Critical Thinker

FCPS Curriculum Connections