Why Do I Matter? This semester's Driving Question will take NWP students through an important journey of discovery. In science and IT classes students will investigate the origins of the universe, the world, and themselves. Science classes will be examining the origins and evolution of the universe and early man, while IT researches family origins and the evolution of student's family's heritage and unique stories. Students will discover the ubiquitous inter-connectedness of systems we usually take for granted and will identify and hopefully appreciate the common components found in such diverse categories as solar systems, ecosystems, social systems, and the family. In the course of this integrated semester project students will learn that they are an important and integral part of a much larger schema than they have probably imagined.