How we express ourselves

Unit 1

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 bodies help us learn.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts


  • Form: Features
  • Function: Communication
  • Perspective: Point of View

Lines of Inquiry

  • We use our senses to explore our surroundings.
  • Our senses inform our feelings.
  • Our bodies help us take action.
  • We learn by doing.

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Communicator
  • Risk Taker

Approaches to Learning

  • Communication skills
  • Thinking skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Communicator
  • Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual