How We Express Ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

From: Making the PYP Happen, p. 12

Unit Overview

Central Idea: The media is all-pervasive with the power to inform and influence society and individuals.

Key Concepts: Function, perspective

Related Concepts: Influence, power

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Persuasive tools and techniques used in the media(function)
  • Perspective and bias in the media (perspective)
  • How people are influenced by the media (influence & power)

Learning Engagements and Resources

Logo Quiz – How many do you know?
Persuasive Strategies
Click on the images to play the slide show and see the different strategies we may use to persuade.
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Pathos, Ethos & Logos ~ Effective Persuasive Techniques
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeJJFANc51s&list=PLUdZqddNebZHOe7Fcmd877cK5XgHCUN-z&index=5[/youtube]
Communicating Ideas - An interactive site from LearnAlberta.ca. Discover the features of a poster, newspaper article and comics and then make your own online. (Note: Linked to the Home Learning Grid from Jan. 21-Feb. 4)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGrfhJH1P4[/youtube]
Just for fun…commercials we have viewed
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0&list=PLUdZqddNebZHOe7Fcmd877cK5XgHCUN-z[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-9EYFJ4Clo&list=PLUdZqddNebZHOe7Fcmd877cK5XgHCUN-z[/youtube]

A Canadian International School of Hong Kong Site