A wonderful, globe trotting inquiry into the myriad of ways that people across the globe express themselves. This unit of inquiry that is perfect for the IB PYP, to explore the trans disciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves. This unit explores culture and heritage and the diversity within the world, through the lens of literacy; and the arts. Within poetry and folktales, the children learn how people from different cultures and with different traditions, express themselves with words, costume, music and much more.
Central idea: Mood and perspective are shared through
creative expression across cultures
Lines of inquiry:
•Forms of creative expression
•How word choice and style express mood & perspective
•Individual interpretation of the author’s perspective
You willfind the following within this 90 pagecomp
1.Mapping - the continents and the oceans.
2.How we express ourselves in different cultures.
3.Native American Indians and immigrants.
4. Folktales and various forms of poetry.
5.Comparing and contrasting folktales and poetry.
6.Writing folktales and poems to express.
7.Totem Poles around the world- as a means of expression.
9. Research- the origins of totem poles in different cultures, traditional dress across the world.
10. Math: place value and rounding with crazy creative numbers.
11. Math - patterns and rhythm.
12. Researching our own culture and heritage.
This unit culminates with a “World Street Fair”, celebrating the myriad of ways that people across the globe express themselves with literacy and art.
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