Students in grade 5 at YIS carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry process, known as the Exhibition, under the guidance of their teachers and mentors. The Exhibition is the culmination of the Primary Years Program. Students synthesize the essential elements of the PYP and share them with the whole school community. It is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB Learner Profile that they have developed throughout their engagement with the program. Students are given flexibility in their choice of real-life issues or problems to be explored and investigated. The central idea states a broad conceptual understanding that the students will investigate. Students work together with their teacher to focus their inquiry. They explore the local and global issues related to that inquiry, and then prepare a presentation for the community to view.
This year the students have planned their Exhibition under the PYP transdisciplinary theme of How We Organize Ourselves. This involves an inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities, the structure and function of organizations, societal decision-making, economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Central Idea: (developed by the grade 5 teachers and students)
Making an impact on local and global communities can change people’s lives and make a sustainable future.
The central idea states a broad conceptual understanding that the students will investigate. Students work together with their teacher to focus their inquiry. They explore the local and global issues related to that inquiry.
Lines of Inquiry:
- How people organise themselves to help others
- How people find out about global issues that are important locally
- How people can take action make a better world
The lines of inquiry are developed by the students. Each line of inquiry reflects a key concept that is student chosen, relating to a real world issue.
Presentation Dates:Tuesday April 25, 2017 - an evening presentation for parents: 6:30PM-8:00PM
Wednesday April 26, 2017 - presentations to the school community 8:45AM-1:30PM
Venue: Early Learning Center, Tanner Auditorium (view our campus map here).