| Central Idea|| Beliefs, values and ethical obligations are able to impact the health and well being of individuals and communities.||Present civilizations are a result of the past. ||Communication is ever changing and fluid reflecting the people and technology over time. || Energy comes in many forms and can be converted and distributed.||Various individuals, groups, ideas and natural resources affect the development of an area. ||There is interaction and interdependence between living and non living components of ecosystems. |
| Lines of Inquiry|
Beliefs and values influence a person's decisions to act or not to act.
Decisions have consequences.
Communities reflect the values and beliefs of its citizens.
| The knowledge of the past is obtained from artifacts, stories, and ideas.|
Timelines show the relationship of events in history.
Past actions impact and influence today’s societies.
| Communication reflects the unity and diversity of an area.|
Historical narratives express information about real experiences.
Technological developments have changed the way people communicate.
| Identify and describe a variety of energy sources.|
Energy transformation takes place in electrical circuits where light, heat, sound and magnetic effects are produced.
Energy can be conserved, renewed and converted.
| People respond to positive and negative incentives.|
People make connections between groups, ideas and natural resources to develop an area.
Maps show how areas have changed and developed over time due to human activity.
| All living things share similar characteristics, but they have differences that can be described and classified.|
Resources are shared among organisms in ecosystems.
Nonliving components influence living components in an eco