How we express ourselves

Unit 3

Transdisciplinary Theme

How we express ourselves: an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity, our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Central Idea

Our experiences help us share, learn, and create with each other.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • perspective: comparisons
  • connection: choice
  • form and function: sorting & order; meaning (symbols)

Lines of Inquiry

  • Types of patterns and types of shapes
  • How communities use symbols and traditions.
  • How working together helps us to communicate and understand stories 

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Communicators
  • Open mindedness
  • Risk Taker

Approaches to Learning

  • Social Skills: Interpersonal- Respecting Others 
    • I can keep an open mind
    • I can try to work with other people
  • Communication Skills: Exchanging Information 
    • I can listen to understand others 
    • I can share my ideas respectfully 
    • I can pick the best way to share my ideas

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Collaborator
  • Communicator

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area