Unit Overview 

Through a variety of science activities and experiences with the arts, the students explore the concept that each person is unique and valuable. The students work cooperatively and with respect for the contributions of the others. Students use a decision-making model to come to a group consensus and perform a service.

Service Experience 
  Students present their own “readers’ theatre” and song to promote the idea of respecting the uniqueness of themselves and others. Students design and carry out a plan to present dramatic, musical, and visual arts works to a public audience.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
You Are Uniquely You
Lesson 1 of 5
Grades: 
3
4
5

In this lesson, students explore the various simple machines--their unique functions and specific applications. The purpose of the lesson is to make the connection that just as each machine is unique and valuable, so is each person unique and valuable. The students will work cooperatively and deliberately respect others and listen and accept the contributions of the others.

Unit: 
You Are Uniquely You
Lesson 3 of 5
Grades: 
3
4
5

In this lesson, the students will learn a little history of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin. They will learn that the artists, especially Van Gogh, were driven by a need to give of themselves to others through art. Students will study the techniques and draw their own portraits. Each student will make a gift of the portrait to someone.