2 - Critical Thinking

Within this unit of inquiry the students will investigate the importance of power. They will do this by either investigating the different powers that influence the urban environment of Geneva or by interrogating historical sources concerning key events.

Key Concept

Global Interactions - Which connections hold the power between people and their environment?

Related Concepts

Causality, perspective and power - What causes the power? Does the idea of power change depending on the culture or identity of a person?

Global Context

Orientation in space and time - Does the power shift between places over time?

Statement of Inquiry

Global interactions can create powerful interactions throughout space and time.

Inquiry Questions

Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics

  • How can place impact human interactions?
  • How can primary and secondary sources be used successfully in an investigation?

Conceptual Questions: Analysing big idea


  • How does the human understanding of power impact our actions? (How do differing powers impact the urban landscape?)

Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories

  • Does the built, social, economic or political fabric of an environment have the largest power over our interactions?