K 2

Unit 1

Central idea:

We use the arts to express our feelings and ideas.

 

PYP concepts:

Form, function, perspective

 

Related concepts:

Process, expression, creativity

 

Lines of inquiry:

– Different forms of  visual and performing arts (form)

– The planning and performance process (function)

– How the arts are able to convey someone’s feelings and ideas effectively (perspective)

 

Essential Questions:

1. What are different forms of visual and performing arts?

2. What are the different ways that we can plan a Visual and Performing arts piece?

3. What is the creative process that we go through to create a final arts piece?

4. How can we express our feelings  and ideas in an arts piece?

5. What makes an effective arts piece?

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Unit 2

Central idea:

The arts can communicate ideas in response to nature

 

Key concepts:

Form, function, reflection

 

Related concepts:

Elements, representation, techniques

 

Lines of inquiry:

– The elements of nature (form)

– How music, drama and dance can depict nature (function)

– Effective use of composition and performance techniques to convey intended ideas (reflection)

 

Essential Questions:

What are the different elements of nature?

How can music, dance and drama represent nature?

How can we produce performance pieces that clearly express the elements of nature that we are focusing on?

How can we find out if our performance pieces clearly expressed the elements of nature that we wanted to represent?

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Unit 3

Central idea:

People celebrate for diverse reasons

 

Key concepts:

Form, function, perspective

 

Related concepts:

Diversity, family, identity, traditions & celebrations

 

Lines of inquiry:

People celebrate in different ways

People celebrate the same things for different reasons

 

Essential Questions:

 

Do all people celebrate the same celebrations?

Are celebrations important?

In what ways do people celebrate?

Do all people celebrate the same things for the same reason?

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Unit 4

Early Years Production

Central idea:

Music, dance and drama are used to create and perform a musical.

 

PYP concepts:

Form, function, perspective

 

Related concepts:

  • Character
  • Expression
  • Stage choreography

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The main characteristics of a musical (form)
  • The rehearsal process (function)
  • What makes an effective stage performance (perspective)

 

Essential questions:

  1. How is music, dance and drama used in a musical?
  2. Why is good teamwork important when putting on a production?
  3. What are the different stages of putting on a musical?
  4. What makes a successful performance in a musical?

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Unit 5

Central idea:

The arts can make us feel different things

 

PYP key concepts:

Form, function and perspective

 

Related concepts:

Characteristics, roles and comparisons

 

Lines of inquiry:

– Characteristics of Performing Arts from different cultures (form)

– The role that Performing Arts elements play in creating different feelings (function)

– The similarities and differences in different cultural art forms  (form & perspective)

 

Essential Questions:

1. What are the main features of the cultural art forms listened to and watched?

2. What emotions do the different PA elements make you feel, and why do you think that they made you feel that?

3. What are the similarities and differences between the different pieces of cultural art listened to and watched, and how do they create different emotions?