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How we express ourselves

Unit of Inquiry:  How We Express Ourselves.

An inquiry into the ways on 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:

In order to evoke emotion, art requires planning, iteration and reflection.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • The investigation into artistic expression
  • The artistic process
  • The exploration of emotions and responses to art

Key Concepts:
Form, Reflection, Perspective

Attitudes:
To be chosen by the students.

Attributes of the Learner Profile:

Reflection

Communicator

These are some links to some various websites which provide students some of the background knowledge they will need to support them throughout this unit.

Pre-unit questionnaire

6 WORD MEMOIRS

What is your life story in 6 words? What can you write to represent yourself, your beliefs, your passions? If people could know one thing about you, in 6 words, what would it be? How can you represent it with a quality image? A simple 6 word sentence, with a powerful image can create a lasting impression on people. Take a look at these examples. What image could we take to add to the ones that don’t have an image attached?

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23 Comments

  1. By: Erin on December 12, 2016 at 1:59 PM      Reply

    I think we would use curiosity because we need to be curious about what we want to express or learn more about in art.

    An attribute we might use is reflective because when we finish a project you should always reflect on it and think of ways to improve.

    Change could be a concept because as you go along in the type of art you do you are constantly making changes or improving.

    • By: Remy on December 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM      Reply

      I like that you said reflect and improve

  2. By: Leo on December 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM      Reply

    Creativity because in creative explorations I could make something that probably no one will think of

    Enthusiasm because I will be excited when we are doing art or any thing artistic

    Perspective because maybe I will look at other people points of view like in a picture other people will think of something else and you might think of something else

  3. By: Ismail on December 12, 2016 at 2:02 PM      Reply

    1 I think creativity becuase we half to be creative in all different ways in different emotions.

    2 I think funcation because if we build something we need to know how it works.

    3 I think thinker because we need to generate ideas to build the art peace.

  4. By: Adam Turner on December 12, 2016 at 2:02 PM      Reply

    From EVAN S:

    We will have to be principled when we work and we can’t steal other people’s art stuff. (like markers)

    We will have to show creativity when we create new things.

    We would show the concept form when we show what we drew (like how/what we draw?)

  5. By: Pria on December 12, 2016 at 2:02 PM      Reply

    I think we will use the attitude curiosity because I think we will investigate different forms of art and we will be curios to learn how to use them.

    I think we will use the attribute risk-taker when we try new types of art we have never done before.

    I think a concept we will use is perspective because everyone has their own perspectives on the types of art that others create and they also have their own perspectives on different pieces of art.

  6. By: Remy on December 12, 2016 at 2:02 PM      Reply

    Creativity when you have to use your imagination by doing your ideas not anyone else’s. Risk taker when try doing a hard peace of art.change because if you do it one day but you change it the next day

  7. By: Evan C. on December 12, 2016 at 2:03 PM      Reply

    The aitbutes I think we’re going to use is Thinker because we need to think what we put in are art.

    The attitude we might use is creativity because we need to be creative when we make art.

    The concepts we might use is form because lots of art come in different form shapes and sizes.

  8. By: Alex.F on December 12, 2016 at 2:03 PM      Reply

    Confidence because you can’t be shy to show your work.

    You have to be a risk taker because you need to try it before.

    You have to be responsible because you can’t be goofing off you need to use your time wisely.

  9. By: Lily on December 12, 2016 at 2:03 PM      Reply

    I think we will use creativity when we are doing an art activity because this unit I think is mostly about art, and we need to use our creativity to make things unique. And I think I will use this when we are making art, music or something else.
    I think risk taker because art is mostly about expressing your ideas and not being afraid to show your art. And I think we will use it when we are trying something new
    For a concept I think perspective because everyone has their point of view within art, like optical illusions are art, and some people can see it one way and someone else can see it another way

  10. By: Eva on December 12, 2016 at 2:04 PM      Reply

    The attribute I would use during this unit is principled. I would use this when we are doing our projects because we have to responsibly use out time.

    And attitude I would use is committed because we need to continue our progress and be committed in our project.

    A concept that we all use is change because we are always changing during our work; (ideas, good copy’s).

  11. By: Sukhman on December 12, 2016 at 2:05 PM      Reply

    I think an attitude that we will use this unit is creativity because when you are doing art you are creative.

    I think a attribute we are going to use is communicater because mostly when we do big art we are always in a group so it does not take a long time to finish.

    And the concept that I think we are gonna use this unit is function because when you are doing art there always is a rough draph and a good draph and that is the function of it.

  12. By: Mikayla on December 12, 2016 at 2:05 PM      Reply

    I think we will use the concept form because if we do a project all of them will be different forms.

    We might also use the attitude creativity because we will have to use our imagination to create the art projects.

    We might also use the attribute risk-taker because we might do an art project that we have never done before and we might not be the best at it.

    I think we will use the attitude commitment because we have to be committed to work on the art project.

  13. By: Robyn on December 12, 2016 at 2:05 PM      Reply

    A attitude I think that would fit this unit would be creativity, I think we are going to use creativity when we need to create art on our own and we need to use creativity to make our project unique.

    A attribute I think that would fit this unit would be open-minded because we need to be open to try new and different things.

    A concept I think that would fit this unit would be connection because when we are working on any piece of art we can compare it to other pieces of art that people made, we can compare it in differences and connections. I like the idea of connecting to other pieces of art to see how ours is similar or different and that our piece is truly unique.

  14. By: Kelsey on December 12, 2016 at 2:05 PM      Reply

    I think we are going to use creativity because what I know so far about the unit is that we have lots of forms of art and in art you have to be creative.

    I think we will use reflective because we have to think back and to how we can improve.

    I think we can use responsibility because we have an responsibility and things to do and we can’t make others do our stuff.

  15. By: Averie on December 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM      Reply

    The attitudes I would use are Commitment, Curiosity and Appreciation because you have to be committed to what you are doing. Be curious in your topic and Appreciate your work and others.

    The attribute that we will use is Risk taker when we pick a topic.

  16. By: Anthony on December 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM      Reply

    The concept that I think that we would use is responsible when we have to clean up a activity that we do because if we don’t clean up the class room is going to be a mess.

    The attribute I think that we would use is risk taker because we could do a type of art that you don’t like so you still try.

    The attitude I think that we would use is confidence because if we don’t have confidence we would not do good in art or other activity’s.

  17. By: (William) on December 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM      Reply

    Co-operation because we have to cooperate with others to get the projects done.

    Communicator because you have to communicate your ideas on what to do or how to do it.

    Perspective because you have to see other peoples points of view on what to do or how to do it.

  18. By: Supreet on December 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM      Reply

    The Attitude for this unit we would use is creativity because our units about art and we have to use it when we do projects and it will be unique from other people’s.

    The Attribute for this unit we would use is inquiry because we can think of different ideas and we can discoverer different things.

    The consepect we use in the unit is form because we can use different ways of learning.

  19. By: Ethan on December 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM      Reply

    The attribute that I think we will use is creativity because art is mentioned in the sentences and you need to be creative to make art.

    The attitude that I think that we would use is cooperation because I think we’re mostly doing art in this unit and you can ask people what they are doing so you could be inspired to do something that’s like theirs but different.

    The concept that I think that we could be doing is reflection because reflection means to improve.

  20. By: Fatima on December 12, 2016 at 2:07 PM      Reply

    Attitudes cooperation colloberating and leading
    Attributes well balanced liking different stuff
    Form

  21. By: Abbey on December 12, 2016 at 2:07 PM      Reply

    I think we are going to use creativity because drawing painting and more is creativity.

    I think we are going to use thinker because we need to think of our plan.

  22. By: Emma on December 12, 2016 at 2:07 PM      Reply

    The attributes I would use during this unit is more principled because so we can all get our work done and maybe we can go outside more.

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