You Are Uniquely You
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.
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.
Students will investigate their unique qualities and will demonstrate in song, movement and voice that we are all stars.
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.
This lesson is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to reflect on what they learned during this unit. They will write a letter to share this information with people at home.