Unit of Inquiry
Art is one of the earliest forms of communication for children. The creative arts are activities that engage a child’s imagination. Through painting, drawing, and sculpting, students can express feelings. Sharing art with others can create feelings of empathy and unity, which helps students understand that art is also a way to build relationships. In this unit, ECE students will learn the different art forms and express their responses to visual art forms by connecting to their own experiences or talking about the art forms. Students will also work in groups and collaborate with others to complete the whole class project to practice their social skills.
Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are
Central Idea: Understanding the arts help us to develop our creativity and build a relationship with others.
1. Form – What is it like?
2. Function – How does it work?
3. Connection – How is it connected to other things?
Related Concepts: Identity, Relationship, Creativity
Lines of Inquiry:
1. Exploring different art forms
2. Art nurtures creativity
3. Arts connect us with other people
Learner Profile Attributes: Communicators & Reflective
Approaches to Learning:
SS1.1.1 Listen closely to others.
C1.3.1 Express oneself using words and sentences.
In this unit, students will learn about different art forms. For the assessment, students will create a collaborative art project in groups. They need to communicate with each other and share their ideas. After that, they need to introduce their work to their classmates or teachers. The teacher will observe students individually and ask questions to assess students’ understanding of the unit.
What can you do for your child at home:
For students, being creative provides opportunities for trying new ideas and ways of thinking and problem-solving. Creative activities help acknowledge and celebrate students’ uniqueness and diversity. It encourages them to express themselves openly and without judgment. Parents at home should help students to boost creativity by buying art supplies and playing. Expose your children to more arts. Visit galleries and museums; go to concerts and the theatre. Spend time outside. Being in natural settings taps into all five senses energizes the body, and, most importantly, stimulates the imagination.