Curriculum for Excellence Resources
A beautiful programme of four short films, each exploring the nature of what it is to be human; the things that separate us and the connections that bring us all together.
In Strings, dancers from Barrowland Ballet work with young people with a range of complex needs, discovering what it means to connect as humans and the joy those connections bring.
8 tender solitudes is a moving meditation on the human need for touch; what it means to touch and be touched, and what it feels like to have that physical connection taken away.
In Cuckoo, a dancer with a uniquely crafted wooden prosthetic leg explores our human relationship with time; time passing, time wasted, time to be cherished.
The final film, The Silent Child, is an oscar-winning depiction of the isolation and loneliness experienced by a profoundly deaf child, and the potential for joy when someone takes the time to truly understand and make connections that transcend her silent world.
Together, these films offer a rich insight into the meaning of difference and a deeper understanding of the things all human beings need, supporting work in Health & Wellbeing, Social Studies and Science, with links to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities.
Opportunities for learning and curriculum links
Health and Wellbeing
I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relationships, I care and show respect for myself and others.
HWB 1-05a / HWB 2-05a
I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support.
HWB 1-08a / HWB 2-08a
I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.
HWB 1-10a / HWB 2-10a
I can contribute to a discussion of the difference between my needs and wants of those of others around me.
I can explain why a group I have identified might experience inequality and can suggest ways in which this inequality might be addressed.
I can explain how the needs of a group in my local community can be supported.
I can gather and use information about forms of discrimination against people in societies and consider the impact this has on people’s lives.
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
I have explored the structure and function of sensory organs to develop my understanding of body actions in response to outside conditions.