PYP- Unit 6: How we express ourselves (Expression through the arts)

how do we express ourselves

Transdisciplinary Theme: How we express ourselves (Expression through the arts)

Central Idea: Through the arts people use  many forms of expression to convey their uniqueness as individuals

Our key concepts:  Form, Perspective and Reflection

PYP Learner Profile:  Knowledgeable, Communicator, Open-minded, Risk Taker

PYP Attitudes:  Creativity & Appreciation

SKILLS:

Thinking Skills:  -Acquisition of knowledge

Social skills:-Respecting others

Communication skills:-Viewing and presenting

Our lines of inquiry:

  • Different forms of expression
  • The shared qualities of the arts
  • What it means to be unique

What teacher questions/provocations will drive these inquiries?

  1. What are the ‘arts’?
  2. What are the similarities and differences between the different art forms?
  3. What choices do people make when creating a piece?
  4. How do people express themselves through the arts?
  5. How are people unique?

How can I help my child? Home/ School LINKS

Visit an art gallery

Try a new art form

Read a book about art

Search online for artists and art galleries

Find some street art

Take photographs

ResourcesC

 

  1. What is art?

 

What is art for? What is it’s purpose?

What is art for?

What are the similarities and differences between the different art forms?

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Brainpop!

Learn to Dance:

What choices do people make when creating a piece?

How to make a 3D Chalk Artwork

 

How do people express themselves through the arts?

‘Google’ Art with Mati and Dada

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Research how to make a special kind of art: Sketching, mosaic, printmaking, glass blowing, chalk art, graffiti/ street art, painting, watercolour, animation

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How are people unique?