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 leads to social change.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • perspective: opinions, prejudice

  • change: transformation

  • responsibility: rights, interactions, interdependence

Lines of Inquiry

  • Justice and responsibility 
  • complexity and interconnectedness
  • issues ignite action
  • change is complex

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • Risk-taker
  • Knowledgeable
  • Principled

Approaches to Learning

  • Research Skills: 
    • Information Literacy: Synthesizing and Interpreting 
      • I can take relevant bits of information from different sources and put it together. 
      • I will cite before I write. (Phrase used in library)
  • Communication: Literacy- Writing 
    • I can write for different purposes and audiences. 
    • I use tools such as graphic organizers to organize my thinking. 
    • I can take notes and re-write information in my own words.
  • Self-Management: States of Mind- Self Motivation
    • Taking action is my responsibility.
    • I understand what I am driven to do.

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits

  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Communicator 
  • Goal Directed and Resilient Individual

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