Unit 5:


Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Past behaviors and actions often impact future generations

Lines of Inquiry:

  • An inquiry into the different ways a society pushes for democracy and equality

  • An inquiry into the responsibility of societies towards future generations

  • An inquiry into the different events from 1950-1975 that molded our society

Unit 3:


Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organize Ourselves

Central Idea: Innovative thinking can lead to economic change

Lines of Inquiry:

  • An inquiry into how geography influences economic development

  • An inquiry into how innovation can help solve problems and drive the economy

  • An inquiry into how scientific investigations lead to new discoveries

Unit 2:


Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: Scientific processes can be expressed by various means

Lines of Inquiry:

  • An inquiry into the reasons why the earth changes

  • An inquiry into how those changes impact humans

  • An inquiry into the chemical and physical changes

Unit 1:

Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are

Central Idea: Historical and cultural events impact our personal, physical, mental, and social health

Lines of Inquiry:

  • An inquiry into reasons and consequences of the Great Depression

  • An inquiry into immigration at the turn of the 20th century

  • An inquiry into the changing perspectives of American culture

ICSAtlanta is an authorized PYP world school! Through emphasis on the whole child, Primary Years Programme (PYP) students are encouraged to be active, caring, lifelong learners with personal, positive attributes and the capacity to take responsible action. Our students become active participants in their learning and inquire about the world around them.

Learning in the PYP is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes, each selected for their relevance to the real world. Young learners explore the commonalities of human experience by investigating these themes through a programme of inquiry.

Who we are

Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; and human relationships.

Where we are in place and time

Inquiry into our orientation in place and time; personal histories; the discoveries and explorations of humankind; and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations.

How we express ourselves

Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values.

How the world works

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we organize ourselves

Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet

Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; access to equal opportunities; and peace and conflict resolution.