Issues and Solutions Our actions can lead to positive change. Issues, problems, issues! There are big and little issues and problems that concern a lot of people. Some problems and issues have obvious solutions while some issues and problems seem to have no solution. In your Exhibition process you will get a chance to apply your skills as an action taker to some of these issues and problems. You will be choosing a real problem(either local or global) and carefully working through to a solution and take some action to help this issue or problem. Working through this Exhibition journal will help you organize your time and resources to discover the best solution to your chosen issue or problem. Good luck!
Our actions can lead to positive change. Expectations and Assessment
By the end of this Exhibition we will have collected evidence of your learning in many different ways. This evidence will include :
Completed PP Student Exhibition Journal.
Individual contribution to group Springnotes.
Peer evaluations for co-operative learning completed in week 3 and 6.
Ongoing individual reflections/evaluations.
Persuasive writing piece.
Final project/presentation, action and reflection.
Reflecting and Making Meaning 2. Inner Journey 3. Linking and Forming 4. Searching and Collecting 5. Synthesizing and Connecting 6. Acting and Sharing 1. Setting the Stage The Exhibition Process Our actions can lead to positive change.
Inner Journey Expanding your interests Select one of the interests and discover the different paths that could be explored. Use the model demonstrated in class to help you. Earthwarming/ animals Don’t kill endangered animals What will happen to the Ozone if we wont stop polluting? How can animals get diseases? How can we stop animals from being endangered How can we stop polluting the air, but still live our normal lifestyle? How do animals know what they have to eat, if nobody tells the?
Brainstorm real life issues or problems that you think need a solution. Look around you and think about the problems that exist in your school, your neighborhood, Zurich, Switzerland, or elsewhere in the world.
State the Issue or Problem Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change Global Warming Earthquake Cutting Trees Pollution Food Chemicals Health Smoking Internet Safety Endangered animals Animal health Diseases Habitats Diet Pirate Stealing Bullying Crime Ding-dong-ditch Politics Egypt Libya
Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change. This problem affects nature because if animals get extinct, or sick and then they die. Then nature has a big problem. If the animals don’t take the seeds from the plants, then the plants won’t get more. If we then won’t stop cutting down plants and trees, then we son will have no place where there are still many trees, and then we won’t have enough air and we will die too. This problem affects my emotions and feelings because if animals die, then I feel very sad because then the nature gets affected, and then more animals and people die. I think it is important because we need animals and plants, otherwise we could not live. It is also important, because if we won’t stop cutting down trees, then many animals won’t have any home. It is also important that we don’t cut down too many plants, so the animals have to change their diet, and then they could starve because they don’t have enough food.
Has it changed from your first thoughts? How and why?
Are you happy with this development?
You have been put in a group. Who is in the group?
Why are they in your group?
Do you think the group can work co-operatively and effectively? How and why?
What did you think about your first week of collaboration?
My topic didn’t change from my first topic. I have Lea and Laura in my group. I am in this group because we all wanted to know why snow leopards are endangered and what we can do against it. Our group can work very cooperatively and effectively. We have many notes and know a lot about snow leopards that are endangered. We work very good in a group and nobody is left out. I liked the first week of collaboration, because I learned a lot about poaching snow leopards. I think it was really fun starting the PYP Exhibition.
Our Process – Searching and Collecting People to whom we spoke: Name:Mr.Allen From this person we learned We learned that we could learn about more than one animal, and then Name: Mr. Allen From this person we learned From Mr. Allen we learned how we can present, and what kind of information we should talk about. He also gave us a lot of information. Surveys we created and distributed The group surveyed: Number of people surveyed: Important conclusion we can make from the results: Our group didn’t do a survey because I didn’t learn how to make a survey, and we still had to research. Important information from our advisor. I didn’t see m advisor because I was sick.
Process Reflection T These are things I thought about our topic before BUT now I think differently Now I think that we can actually make a big action, and one that could work The are ideas I had about our problem/issue before and I still have now The idea I (and my group) had was that we could contact WWF, The idea was that they make a big park for snow leopards. These are things about our problem/issue that still challenge us and we still wonder about We still wonder if WWF will take our idea, and if they will write back. We would like our audience to leave our presentation with these “BIG UNDERSTANDINGS” We would like our audience to understand why snow leopards and tigers are endangered, and that they understand what they could do against it. Synthesizing and Connecting Our actions can lead to positive change.
Brainstorm a wide range of ideas that could help solve this problem/issue
Here is your chance to be creative. Write down all possible answers. Do not discard any yet because this is your chance to start thinking outside the box to find a creative solution. Be creative, unusual, fanciful, practical and obvious. S T R E T C H your imagination!
The lawyers could make a law that you only get a gun for one hour, and that people will watch that you don’t shoot any snow leopards or tigers.
Make a park for snow leopards and a park for tigers.
Does everyone understand about how your action will happen?
Have you covered 5 “W”s and the “H”?
How will you know your action has worked?
Will you be successful taking this action?
Does this action actually relate to your problem?
Will you have enough time to implement your action?
We can make a difference S pecific M easureable A ttainable R elevant T ime-bound
Make your Action Plan Our actions can lead to positive change. How will your action affect your problem? Our action will affect the problem because if there are many animals in the park and they are let out, then there are many snow leopards, and then they won’t be endangered anymore. Who needs to be convinced? WWF needs to be convinced that it is a good idea to make a park for snow leopards. What objections might you come up against? We will interest them because it is a good idea, and WWF is there for helping animals, so I think that it won’t be hard to convince them. How can you overcome those objections? We can overcome those objections by writing for what it would be good and why. We will write an email. What resources will you need? We will need a computer, and lots of good convincing words. Who can help you? Mr.Allen already helped us to write the email to WWF. Now we only have to send it. Where should you begin? first we did the power point What will be your next step? Short after we started doing the power point, I continued working on the power point, while Lea and Laura started the poster. Who will do what to achieve your action? For our action we will go to a second grade class and present. We will all have a part to talk about. I will also adopt a snow leopard.
REFLECTION Acting and Sharing ‘ t We can make a difference
Exhibition Night Reflection Our actions can lead to positive change. I think that he exhibition night was very good. It was good because I didn’t look at the smart board the whole time. I knew most of it by heart, and I didn’t do anything that could distract anyone. I also spoke loud and clear so the audience could understand me. After the presentation the audience knew all the information we told them about snow leopards.
... My final message is that everybody should care about a animals, same as they care about a family member. I also want to say that you should especially care about snow leopards, otherwise you won’t see this wonderful species ever again. You should care about animals before they get extinct. Another message is that PYP exhibition is a very cool and interesting project, and that you shouldn’t be scared to present, and tell others your knowledge, to make a change in the world. In the beginning I was scared too, but when I was presenting, I wasn’t scared or nervous at all.