How we express ourselves

Unit 2

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

We communicate our ideas and discoveries in many ways.

Key Concepts and Related Concepts


  • Form
  • Connection
  • Perspective


  • Comparisons
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Discovery

Lines of Inquiry

  • 5 senses and how we use them to learn about our world 
  • Relationship between the reader and writer
  • How numbers and shapes relate to each other

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Inquirer
  • Risk-Taker
  • Thinker

Approaches to Learning

  • Communication Skills - Developing descriptive language (form and connection)
  • Self - Management: Perseverance and Resilience
    • I can keep trying.
    • I can do hard things.
    • I will be ok.

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Communicator

FCPS Curriculum by Content Area