G5 How We Share the Planet - Exhibition
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Central Idea: Distribution of wealth affects communities and individuals' access to equal opportunities.
Lines of Inquiry:
- Distribution of wealth
- The impact on communities and individuals
- Access to equal opportunities
What is the PYP Exhibition?
In your final year of the PYP (What does PYP stand for?) you will take part in a special experience that will celebrate your transition from the Primary School to the Secondary School. This will give you the opportunity to identify, investigate and offer solutions to real life issues or problems.
You will be carrying out a collaborative inquiry over a period of six weeks with the help and guidance of both your teachers and mentors. At the end of January, you will share the process and the results of your inquiry with the school community. This gives you the chance to demonstrate the attributes of the Learner Profile (What are the attributes of the Learner Profile?)
This year’s exhibition falls under the transdisciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves.
Inquiry Plan for Exhibition (Using the Big 6 Process Model)
Task Definition: You will begin by considering issues or wonderings that you have. We will look for connections with our community and the outside world. After we find your area of interest we will form groups in which students with similar issues will work together, and you will come up together with the concept questions (What are the concept questions?).
Information Seeking Strategies (location, access, use of information):
With your group, your mentor(s), and the media specialist you should brainstorm ideas about how best you will learn. Once you have a collection of ideas and possibilities, make a plan to carry out meaningful research. You will keep up with all of your research on Noodle Tools.
Synthesis: You will organize your research, make a display and come up with other creative ways to present your work as a group, and you will show us how you will take action.
Evaluation: You will assess yourself in several areas, and you will be assessed as part of your group. Your teachers and mentors will assess you throughout the research process and at the end of the process, using the summative assessment rubric that your group will design by yourselves.
Who can help me and my group?
You will be given a mentor who will help and advise you throughout the Exhibition, meet with you once a week, and make sure you complete tasks and fulfill requirements.
Your teachers will oversee the project and be there to assist you on a daily basis. Your mentor(s) and your teachers will be communicating about the progress of the group and individuals.
Your parents have already been informed and are aware of the Exhibition. You will share your Exhibition experiences with them, which will give them an opportunity to give you feedback and offer advice.
A number of teachers and staff members will be willing to help your group, especially if your project involves an area of expertise like music, art, technology etc. You might approach these people to brainstorm and develop ideas, edit your work, give you feedback about a performance, get materials etc.
I especially recommend Ms. Hermann for your research in the library, as she is a wealth of information.
As a group you are expected to help each other and offer suggestions and ideas that move the group forward in your inquiry. Helping in a group includes sharing of resources and ideas, helping others access information if language issues come up, and offering practical solutions when a group member is stuck on an individual task.
What is my responsibility?
- Keep an Exhibition reflection journal
- Keep all evidence and research notes on Noodle Tools
- Keep up with your bibliographical resources on Noodle Tools
- Map out your inquiry process
- Keep up with the timeline
- Write up your research on Google Docs
- Plan a presentation piece
- Develop an action piece
- Assess and reflect on the whole Exhibition process
- Be a responsible group member