How We Organize Ourselves
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of humans-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations;societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on human kind and the environment.

Central Idea: People create systems to meet their needs and wants.

This unit is a 2-part unit about government and economics. We begin our year learning about government systems and how it relates to us. Then, we move into economic systems. Students will work together to learn more about systems and then create one based on the needs and wants of their community (classroom, school, or larger community)


Community, State, and National Laws
Government Systems

Economic Systems
20 Minute video on our economic system

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10 minute video on economics

Mail or Postal Systems
How Did the Indian Postal Service Start?