Where we are in place and time

  • Central Idea:

    Human history and individual roles shape progress and innovation.

    Related Concepts:

    Progress: to move forward: proceed - to develop to a higher, better, or more advanced stage

    Innovation: the introduction of something new - a new idea, method, or device

    History: a chronological record of significant events usually with an explanation of their causes - past events

    Key Concepts:

    Change: "How is it changing?" - Change is a process from one point to another, not right away

    Function: "How does it work?" - Everything has a purpose

    Perspective: "What are the points of view?" - seeing things differently, trying something new/different

    Learner Profile:

    Risk-Takers: Approach unfamiliar situations with courage and forethought

    Reflective: Give thoughtful consideration to their own learning

    Caring: Show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others

    Approaches to Learning:

    Research Skills: Many opportunities to formulate questions, observe, plan, collect data, record data, organize data, interpret data and present research

    Self-Management: Organization, time management, codes of behavior


    Enthusiasm: Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process

    Empathy: Imagining themselves in another's situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions

    Creativity: Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and approach to problems and dilemmas