Exhibition 2019

Central Idea

A big thank you to all of you!

I can’t believe that we are already in our final week of the Grade 5 Primary Years Programme  Exhibition, but what is PYP Exhibition at International School Mainfranken? As we know the International Baccalaureate Organisation defines the PYP Exhibition as part of the assessed curriculum as:

The PYP Exhibition: encouraging in-depth, collaborative inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme for this year’s exhibition was ‘Sharing the Planet’. Within this theme, the children have split into different perspectives. We recognized four major themes that we identified with:

  1. We all have rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things.

  2. Relationships within, and between, communities have a significant global impact.

  3. Access to equal opportunities shapes communities and makes a difference in people’s lives.

  4. Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of life.

During this time students independently created their questions and using various sources to find out more about their particular issue.

We then narrowed down our common interested into our very own central ideas and lines of inquiry.

In our Grade 5 our inquiry groups were 

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Having students co-construct their Central Ideas proved to be very powerful and meaningful, this all is evident in our exhibition as you walk through these busy learning areas and observe the dedication and passion that is displayed in our Exhibition TED talks, learning journals and the dedication of our action.

I am so proud of all our groups for making the connections with the UN 2030 SDG’s, the convention on the rights of the child, and their own issues and interest. Thank you for a wonderful journey, now let’s celebrate it #PYPX2019

Here are some pictures and videos from Friday

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