In the final year of the IB Primary Years Programme, 5th graders are provided with an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, opportunity. They get to choose a local or global issue that they are interested in knowing more about, and design an entire 7 week unit of inquiry based around that issue. It’s called...The Exhibition.
The Exhibition is the culminating project of the PYP. It is a way for students to demonstrate and synthesize the variety of skills and knowledge that they have been developing throughout their journey at Soundview School. It is entirely student-led, which allows for maximum student voice, choice, and ownership over their learning. Students are asked to do many things throughout this process, including taking some form of action. They may decide to raise awareness, host protests, interview members of the community, or organize donation drives. The sky truly is the limit.
Regardless of what action they choose to take, at the end of the inquiry process, the entire school community will be invited to come to the Exhibition where students will be showcasing their newly acquired knowledge about their issue.
The issues we will have this year are:
Mark your calendars for May 3, 2019. It will be our First Friday event!