We are introducing the PYP Exhibition to our 5th graders. A couple weeks ago our IB (International Baccalaureate) coordinator spoke to each class to give them an overview of the Exhibition and last week I had them examine the IB Mission Statement.
The PYP Exhibition is, according to the IBO website, an extended, in-depth, collaborative project which involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems.
Brainstorming Real Life Issues
This week I worked with each class to help them brainstorm issues or problems by introducing them to the United Nations’ Global Goals. I was inspired by Pam Weiger, teacher librarian at Allisonville Elementary School (an IB-PYP school in Indianapolis) who created a Google Slides for students to work through some videos and activities. I borrowed her idea to create a Google Slides with links to some YouTube videos, etc.
Video Introduction: We the People
The students watched the video, “We The People: The Global Goals for Sustainable Development” on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpqVmvMCmp0&feature=youtu.be) and were asked to write any questions they had on sticky notes. These were posted on a world map and were their “ticket out the door”.
Padlet for Listing Issues
We also had the students list one issue or problem they were aware of so that everyone could see the collective knowledge of all four classes.