• Grade 3
  • How We Organize Ourselves

Central Idea: Human made systems are created to support the needs of communities

Key concepts: perspective, connection, function

Related concepts: network, systems, organisations

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Reasons people construct organisations and system
  • Systems we use and how they work (e.g. postal, transport, digital, school, hospital, recreation, emergency services, water systems)
  • How systems connect the world and promote progress

PYP Subject Focus:

  • Social Studies ICT PSPE Religion Mathematics

Approaches to learning:

  • Social Skills
  • Self Management Skills

Learner Profile:

  • Communicators
  • Knowledgeable



  • network
  • organisation
  • systems