Identities and relationships
Who am I? Who are we?
Students will explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental,
social and spiritual health; human relationships including families,
friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human
Orientation in space and time
What is the meaning of “where” and “when”?
Students will explore personal histories; homes and journeys; turning
points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of
humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness
of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspectives
Personal and cultural expression
What is the nature and purpose of creative expression?
Students will explore the ways in which we discover and express ideas,
feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect
on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
Scientific and technical innovation
How do we understand the world in which we live?
Students will explore the natural world and its laws; the interaction
between people and the natural world; how humans use their
understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific
and technological advances on communities and environments;
the impact of environments on human activity; how humans adapt
environments to their needs.
Globalization and sustainability
How is everything connected?
Students will explore the interconnectedness of human-made
systems and communities; the relationship between local and global
processes; how local experiences mediate the global; the opportunities
and tensions provided by world-interconnectedness; the impact of
decision-making on humankind and the environment.
Fairness and development
What are the consequences of our common humanity?
Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship
between communities; sharing finite resources with other people and with
other living things; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution