Sharing the Planet
What is the PYP Exhibition?
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme culminates in the Fifth Grade Exhibition. There are several important experiences students engage in as part of the Exhibition, including asking essential questions, research, and developing a project to share what they have learned.
How students prepare?
Investigate: Students begin by exploring their own ideas about how we share our planet. Design: As they discuss and share their thinking with classmates and teachers, they begin to focus on their own questions. Create: As they inquire into their questions, students create projects to show what they have learned. Evaluate: We hope that you will help us evaluate our inquiry into the ways we share our planet by filling out our viewer SURVEY.
Who participates in the Exhibiton?
Every 5th Grade student participates in the PYP Exhibition! Some students work in small groups and some students work independently. Each student produces their own research paper and project to show what they have learned.
Each student has explored themselves as a learner, and has connected their work to the IB Learner Profile attributes: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, openminded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.
How does Exhibition teach international mindedness?
The International Baccalaureate school mIssion statement explains that IB schools aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Our school's focus on sharing the planet allows us to understand the ways that we share finite resources in communities, the relationships that exist in those communities and the way that conflicts can be resolved peacefully.