When the timing is right, great integration can take place with the single subjects. Grade 3 teachers, Marina Gijzen and Kath Adams, have been collaborating with me on their current unit of inquiry taking place in the classroom as it fits very nicely with my movement composition unit in PE.
The central idea and lines of inquiry that they are using are as follows:
A work of art is the product of complex processes.
Lines of inquiry:
1. the features of artistic expression (form)
2. people respond differently to the same stimuli (perspective)
3. artists reflections shape the final product (reflection)
As I am in the last couple of weeks in my movement composition unit, the students have started to work on creating their final routines. I will highlight the importance of ensuring a process is followed when creating these routines as they are working on complex processes in their unit of inquiry in class. I am focusing on the 4th line of inquiry mostly, but will also have a look at and consider the 3rd as well.
Objectives of Summative Assessment Task
A)Create a routine, in groups, based on Cirque Du Soleil, Stomp, Gymnastics, and Yoga
B)Choose one element/action from each of the above areas to integrate into a final routine
C)Record their progress through the assessment task in booklets
I have made up movement composition booklets(please see slide show below of booklet) in which the students will:
1.Use a check box to indicate when they have completed each step of the movement composition process
2.Write a short reflection at the conclusion of each step of the process
3.Draw and explain each of the elements that they have used on their routine
4.Complete a self and peer assessment rubric at the end of the task