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.
Contribution to group Spring notes
Peer evaluations for co-operative learning.
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 you brainstormed in your journal and discover the different paths that could be explored. Use the model demonstrated in class to help you. Health and safety Screen Addiction is with it because of how people always stand in front of an electric device Food is also with it because people and kids need to have enough food to be healthy and stay fit not like in Africa some people get sick because they have no food and the die of hunger. Slavery is important with it because people don’t have the right to put other people to work and be mean. Diet also is important because you need to keep your body balanced and fit because if you don’t you can get sick and you will not be healthy.
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.
Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change. In Japan there was an earthquake and a tsunami people have been suffering all days lots of people died and some are alive but don’t have houses or light to live. To me it makes me feel sad because I cant go and help them In my family all my grandpas and grandmas are dead except one my grandma she is alone and that is a big issue for me because she lives alone with no one and misses everyone so when I visit her I always try to make her happy.
Why do you feel a resnsibility for this problem/issue?
Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change. I have chosen this topic because people suffer and someone in my family is addicted to a game. It affects me because of the problems outside us people getting hurt and loosing the chance to enjoy live. I think this is important because I care about what is going on in the world and also how people get sick.
You have defined your problem/issue in relation to Form, Function, Causation and
Look at the remaining two Concepts to clarify your lines of inquiry
Connection How is it connected to other issues/problems?
The different connection or that people go out and hurt kids. It is also connected
to bullying people. It is also connected to slavery because people get aggressive
and do what the games do.
Perspective What are other points of view?
That old people play wii and then they move there arms.
Also educational games are good because they learn things.
Searching and Collecting Our actions can lead to positive change.
Our Process – Searching and Collecting People to whom we spoke: Name: Mrs. Sikora From this person we learned that we should have good facts as well because in everything you do It’s good that there is a reason that Is positive. Surveys we created and distributed The group surveyed: Grade 5 Number of people surveyed: 80 Important conclusion we can make from the results: Important information from our Advisor He gave us good websites to create our action and preparing it well. I also learned from him that we need to concentrate on one thing.
Process Reflection These are things I thought about our topic before BUT now I think differently Before I thought that it was just looking at a screen for a hour but it is much more then that. People skip meals and someone in south Korea died because of screen addiction. The are ideas I had about our problem/issue before AND I still have now I still think its something bad because people don’t get to enjoy the sunny weather outside because they are in front of a screen the whole day. These are things about our problem/issue that still challenge us and we still wonder about Who helps screen addicts to stop being addicted and how do they help them? We would like our audience to leave our presentation with these “BIG UNDERSTANDINGS” 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
Sending an email to a game website
Giving papers around the school for people to see
Going to a smaller grade and showing them our work.
Go to a Sony shop and tell them our problem
Making a movie so people can enjoy and also think about our ideas
Examine all your solutions and put them through the S M A R T test.
Our actions can lead to positive change. How will your action affect your problem? Our action will affect our problem by showing smaller kids what a big problem it is. Who needs to be convinced? The whole school needs to be convinced by us but mostly the 3 rd graders because they are a good age to tell. What objections might you come up against? We might come up against things that people need to know how they get into a game. How can you overcome those objections? To overcome that you need to explain things good to grade three and also get goo facts. What resources will you need? We will need I MOVIE, Prezi. Who can help you? Are advisor can help us with what we need. Where should you begin? We should begin with our movie to make it fun and the big information is always at the end. What will be your next step? Our next step will be going to the 3 rd graders and also sharing it to the parents. Who will do what - to achieve your action? Each person will say one thing with different parts.
REFLECTION Acting and Sharing We can make a difference We went to the 3 rd grade to do a presentation. Our action was very good because we chose the right group of kids and we chose 3 rd grade because it’s the time when they start playing on there laptops and getting video games. At the beginning the 3 rd graders were not asking questions so we were a little worried because we thought they were bored but they were not bored in a while they asked millions of questions.
Exhibition Night Reflection Our actions can lead to positive change. When we did our presentation my group was a little nervous. When we started, we were all okay because everyone knew what to say and what to do we did zero mistakes when we did our presentation. Also, when we presented to the smaller kids on Wednesday we were all tired and not in the mood of presenting.