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5th Grade PYP Exhibition


How We Express Ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Developing a Central Idea

The central idea should be written in one sentence that expresses concisely an enduring understanding.

Central ideas should be globally significant and have relevance to students in all cultures and contexts, offering students the opportunity to explore commonalities of human experience as framed by the description of the transdisciplinary theme.

Developing a Central Idea

Neutral voice No value to one individual No bias, subjectivity or opinions Clear link to the Transdisciplinary Theme Engaging, relevant, significant and challenging

Sample Central Ideas

3-4 Year olds We express our thoughts and ideas in many different ways 5-7 Year olds We use self expression in different ways in order to communicate our ideas and feelings 8-9 Year olds People use symbols to be expressive and to communicate. Our need to share our feelings and ideas drives us to develop effective ways to communicate