Sharing the Planet

Unit 1

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

People value and use the land for different purposes. 

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • Form: Structure
  • Causation: Impact
  • Connection: Interconnectedness

Lines of Inquiry

  • Knowledge of the environment drives choices (causation, connection)
  • Structures exist to promote success (causation, form)
  • People’s connections to the natural world (connection)

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Caring
  • Knowledgeable 
  • Communicator

Approaches to Learning

  • Thinking Skills - Evaluation: Synthesize new understandings by seeing relationships and connections (Launch in LA via character theories, regions and resources of VA, 
  • Social Skills - Interpersonal Relationships: Practice empathy and care for others, helping others to succeed (learning about the daily life of indigenous people now and in the past, understanding the motivations of characters
  • Self-Management - Perseverance: “I can try this on my own” → Moving towards independence

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Collaborator 
  • Communicator

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area