Archive

Monthly Archives: May 2018

PYP IB Curriculum
Grade: 4-5
Time: 15 sessions
Summative Assessment: Comic Books

In this lesson, 15 students from grades 4th and 5th addressed issues of migration and culture by making a comic book. The lesson plan followed the central idea of “People migrate altering the existing environment, culture and their own lives” focusing the discussion questions on the two lines of inquiry: causation and reflection. The IB lines of inquiry questions used for discussions and creating art were the following:

  • Causation: Why is migration like it is?
  • Reflection: What is culture?

To support the discussions, students analyzed the artworks of Jacob Lawrence Migration Series (1941), artist Marjane Satrapi, and archive images from migration in Norway during WWII as well as newspapers to better understand how migration affects existing cultures. The experiences of sharing different socio-cultural perspectives in the classroom successfully help students make meaning and acquire knowledge about migration, diversity while bringing community and respect towards each other. The assessment of the lesson consisted of a simple student rubric and museum walk.

Students’ comics in accordion book format:

IMG_7942

Students providing feedback to other students.

img_8181

From Tanzania to Norway, and vice-versa.

img_8180img_8179

img_8182

From Congo to Norway.

IMG_8183IMG_8185IMG_8187

IMG_8201

A great-grandfather escaping from Norway to Sweden during WWII

img_8203IMG_8213

Screen Shot 2018-05-30 at 20.26.25

A student from Palestine presents her story.

img_82181

From Eritrea to Sudan and then to Sweden and Norway

img_82211img_8220

Advertisements