The PYP Exhibition unit began with the simulated conflict between the Grade 6 teachers whichÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â was solved using OPV (Other PeopleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Views) and CAF (Considering All Factors). StudentsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â watched the movie, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œChillar PartyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â to get the key words of the TDT and Central idea. The movieÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â was an eye-opener for them and they realized that Action requires a lot of brainstorming,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â creativity and can be taken by children as young as them.
The Central idea ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“Finding peacefulÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â solutions to conflicts leads to a better quality of human life, was revealed through a crosswordÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â puzzle and the prior knowledge was assessed through questions based on the TDT and CentralÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â idea.
During the PEACE activity students in groups were asked to represent PEACE on chart paperÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â through quotes, images etc. and then move to another groupÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s art work and destroy it. TheyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â were then asked to return to their tables and re-construct their chart .This activity evokedÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â responses like- It is easy to hate but difficult to love.
A read-aloud of Catch the Crocodile, madeÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â them realize that big problems can have simple solutions. Guest speaker session by Mr.VardanÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Kabra, HOS, helped them understand certain real-life conflicts and the probable solutionsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Students learnt that conflicts can be resolved peacefully by implementing 7 Habits, kindnessÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â and using I-Statements. The video on The Zaks helped students understand the importanceÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â of understanding others perspectives.
Students were shown videos, photographs of issuesÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â and asked to map them to our POI. Students also learnt the various forms of taking Action-Awareness, Aide, Advocacy through videos and DFC (feel, imagine, do and share).
Students were then asked to choose 5 topics/issues that were close to their hearts in orderÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â of importance, and the probable Actions to solve the issues. Based on the topics they wereÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â grouped into 15 groups having 4 members each. Each group is assigned a mentor and underÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â the able guidance of the Mentors students have been working on their research ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“primary,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â secondary research through surveys, interviews, books, internet, meeting experts etc.
TheyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â are also creating their Action plan to solve/curb the issues. With just two more weeks to go forÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â the PYP Exhibition, the Grade 6 classrooms are filled with enthusiastic learners all set to-Be theÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â change they want to see in the world!!!