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 other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

Central Idea

Living things have characteristics and must share common resources.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • function: structure
  • connection: systems, interdependence
  • causation

Lines of Inquiry

  • Plants and animals are a part of a system.
  • The resources living things need may be finite.
  • Characteristics can be classified

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • caring
  • principled
  • knowledgeable

Approaches to Learning

  • thinking skills
  • research skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits