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Sharing the Planet

 

*Communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities

 

Central Idea:

 

*Classification helps to build an understanding of structures.

 

Lines of Inquiry

 

 

●   Observation and classification

 

●   Identificationand patterns

●   Connections between change and survival

 

 

Key concepts: Change, Function, Reflection

 

Related conceptsInterdependency,Classification, Adaptation

 

 

 

 

Where We Are in Place and Time

*The relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, for local and global perspectives

 

Central Idea: 

* People's heritages and traditions influence life locally, nationally and globally.

 

Lines of Inquiry:

 

    ·    Location of different cultures

 

    ·    Cultural Contributions past or present

    ·    Influence of cultures on lifestyles

 

Key concepts:  Change, Causation, Perspective

 

 

Related conceptsGeography, Cultures, Diversity
     

 

 

 

 

How the World Works

*the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment

 

Central Idea:  Exploration of systems leads to the discovery of relationships

 

Lines of Inquiry:

 

  • Distinctive features and resources

 

  • Interdependence within systems

 

  • Impact of exploration

 

 

Key Concepts:  Causation, Change, Form

Related concepts:  properties, universe, exploration

 

 

 

 

Who We Are

* Human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures

 

 

Central Idea: Human needs and wants create economic societies and aide in personal, social relationships in communities.

 

Lines of Inquiry:

 

    ●  Factors that influence our decisions

 

    ●  Needs and wants

    ●  Buyers and sellers

 

Key concepts:  Connection, Responsibility, Reflection

 

Related concepts: economics, consumption, distribution

 

 

 

 

How We Express Ourselves

*Our appreciation of aesthetic
Central Idea: The arts empower people to communicate ideas and information.

 

Lines of Inquiry:

 

●   Features and purposes of different art forms

 

●   Expressing ideas and information

 

●   Interpretation of the arts across disciplines

●   Innovative thinking and use of media

 

Key ConceptsPerspective, Form, Function

Related concepts:  Diversity, Interpretation, Communication

 

 

 

 

 

How We Organize Ourselves

*The structure and function of organizations.

Central Idea: Power and authority emerges from interactions among living things.

 

Lines of Inquiry

 

     ·        Power and authority

 

     ·         Local, National, Global communities

     ·      Conflict and resolution

Key concepts:  Function, Causation, Responsibility

Related concepts: Consequences, Democracy, Organization