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Learning outcomes for Life Outside the Box

Learning outcomes “Show and tell” sessions give a moment for us to shine in front of and be appreciated by peers. Comic book story creating is very fun and compels sustained interest from most students. Creating comic book heroes who face everyday challenges teach us about ourselves and others. Creating […]

Weaving in the B.C. curriculum: Lesson plan template

Curricular Connections Understand Big ideas What will students remember long after the unit is over? (enduring understandings) Essential questions What driving questions will frame the learning? (open-ended; connected to Big Ideas) Do Core Competencies Which core competency or competencies will be focused on in this unit? Communication Creative Thinking Critical […]

Big ideas – English language arts

Fun Language and stories can be a source of creativity and joy. (K)   Identity, voice, self and community. Everyone has a unique story. (K)   Increase feelings of connection to others.   Broadening perspectives and increasing perspective taking and empathy. Stories help us learn about ourselves and our families. (K) Stories help us learn […]

Curricular competencies – English language arts

Comprehend and connect (K) Use play and other creative means to discover foundational concepts of print, oral, and visual texts (K) Begin to use language to identify, create, and express ideas, feelings, opinions, and preferences (K) Begin to use sources of information and prior knowledge to make meaning (K) Engage actively as listeners, […]

Big ideas – Arts education

Life Outside the Box program overlaps with the B.C. curriculum from Kindergarten – Grade 9. The following table shows how five competencies from Life Outside the Box map onto the “big ideas” from the Arts education curriculum. Identity, voice, self and community. People create art to express who they are as […]

Curricular competencies – Arts education

Comprehend Explore artistic expressions of themselves and community through creative processes (K) Explore personal experience, community, and culture through arts activities. (Gr. 2) Explore identity, place, culture, and belonging through arts experiences. (Gr. 3) Develop processes and technical skills in a variety of art forms to nurture motivation, development, and imagination […]

“Life Outside the Box” Why?

You are your own stories and therefore free to imagine and experience what it means to be human without wealth. What it feels like to be human without domination over others, without reckless arrogance, without fear of others unlike you, without rotating, rehearsing and reinventing the hatreds you learned in […]