Sharing the planet

Unit 4

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

Power comes from accessing and using resources.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • Causation: influence
  • Responsibility: role
  • Perspective: bias, position

Lines of Inquiry

  • Using a critical lens  
  • How people and communities use power
  • How people and communities use resources
  • How people and communities use persuasion


Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • caring
  • knowledgeable
  • thinker

Approaches to Learning

  • Social Skills
  • Self-Management Skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Collaborator
  • Goal-directed and Resilient Individual 

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area