How we express ourselves

Unit 5

Transdisciplinary Theme

How we express ourselves: 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

Different modes of expression evoke reflection and action.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • connection: interpretation
  • function: relationship
  • form: expression

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into…

  • the form and function of light and sound    
  • the interactions between the artist/creator/maker and the audience 
  • the relationship between creativity and action

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Communicator
  • Reflective
  • Risk-Taker


Approaches to Learning

  • Communication Skills: Exchanging Information
  • Thinking Skills: Creative- Generating Novel Ideas 
  • Thinking Skills: Transfer

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Creative and Critical Thinker

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area