Title of the unit: Who we are
Transdisciplinary theme: Who we are
Central idea: Geographical features impact how communities develop and change
What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?
An inquiry into what impact the weather has on our community
An inquiry into how the Georgia geographical features are defined
An inquiry into the typical weather pattern of each region
Description of the Unit: In our first unit of inquiry, students will locate all the geographic regions of Georgia:
Appalachian plateau, Valley and ridge, Blue Ridge, Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal
Plain. The student will locate the major rivers of Georgia: Chattahoochee, Flint and Savannah and make a connection
to the weather in each region. Students will inquire how pollution affects our regions and rivers.