Please click on this link to view our tuning-in day on communication systems.
We experienced an exciting day with all the classes rotating through a variety activities about communication. Students explored different styles of music, written texts in different languages, signs and symbols, sign language, color meanings in different cultures, silent movies, and Hieroglyphics.
Our commonality is:
We all have a story to tell and meaning to share. Through this commonality, we learn how all people have developed symbolic systems to convey meaning. We learn how the ability to communicate across contexts and cultures is critical to solving complex problems. We learn about the transformative impact of new media and messaging systems. We come to understand the importance of mastering systems of communication.
Our unit understanding is:
People use signs and symbols to facilitate communication and to convey meaning.
Our essential questions are:
What is symbolism?
How can we communicate successfully in different contexts?
How are ideas represented differently across languages and cultures?
Our unit vocabulary:
Semiotic systems, symbolism, sign, symbol, symbolic, linguistic, visual, still and moving pictures, gestural, facial expression, body language, spatial, organization, lay-out, auditory, verbal communication, non-verbal communication, culture