Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary students who are in their final year of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) at this International Baccalaureate World School are expected to carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry project, known as the exhibition, under the guidance of their teachers.
The community, parents, family and friends are invited to the Grade 5 Cultural Traditions Exhibition Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the school.
The exhibition represents a significant event in the life of both the school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the programme and sharing them with the whole school community. It is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the student profile that have been developing throughout their engagement with the programme. It is a culminating experience marking the transition from the PYP to the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
According to Magnet Coordinator Beverly Scruggs-Collins, “Through research and activities we expect students to have ample understanding of what constitutes culture. For each line of inquiry students will complete activities that will assess their comprehension of what was conveyed through their learning.”
Students broke into small groups of three to four, and as a team picked a country of interest. Upon researching the culture of the country, students compared the culture of the chosen country to that of their own here in America. Once research was completed students created a Power Point Presentation which revealed the similarities and differences amongst the cultures including the people, artifacts, rituals, land, laws, family traditions, religion, music, food, dress, and events.
For more information please contact Ms. Scruggs-Collins at 561-882-7606 or firstname.lastname@example.org .