How we express ourselves

Unit 5

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

Passion drives creative expression.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • Perspective: Appreciation
  • Form: Features
  • Connection: Emotions, Visualization 

Lines of Inquiry

  • How people find their passions and inspirations   
  • Using different forms to express your emotions and ideas 
  • How exploring ideas in different ways uncovers meaning and appreciation

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Communicators
  • Open-minded
  • Risk-Taker

Approaches to Learning

  • Communication Skills: Expression 
    • I can visualize new ideas.
    • I can share my ideas in different ways. 
  • Thinking Skills: Critical- Analysis 
    • I can break ideas into small parts.
    • I am able to look for patterns, similarities and differences. 
    • I can identify features. 
    • I can make unexpected and unusual connections. 
    • I can generate new ideas.
  • Social Skills: Interpersonal- Respecting Others 
    • I can care for the needs and opinions of others. 
    • I can be open-minded.

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Creative and Critical Thinker

FCPS Curriculum Connections