PYP IB Curriculum
Interdisciplinary theme: “Sharing the Planet”
Time: 8 sessions
How can we re-use materials for different purposes? During this lesson, students from second and third grade used recycled materials to make a sculpture that represents an animal, environment threatened by human-made pollution. The goal was to develop an understanding that the choice of different tools and materials results in different outcomes. The United Nations Sustainable Goals discussed during the lesson were: “Responsible Consumption and Production”, “Life on Land” and “Life Below Water”. Artists references included: Natsumi Tomita, Haiti Sculptures, Torres Garcia, Karel Appel. The lines of Inquiry incorporated into this lesson plan were:
- Function: How can we use recycled materials to make art?
- Causation: Why are the oceans being polluted?
- Responsibility: What choices artists make to encourage responsible consumption and preserve life on land and below water? The summative assessment consisted of a sketch from an endangered animal and a sculpture.