How We Express Ourselves - As our children are inundated with media advertising from every conceivable source, this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry gives them an incredible insight, through the central idea, of how the media impacts our thinking and decision making.
This 52 page packet is filled with trans-disciplinary, interactive, hands on activities that engage and promote questioning within the children. My 5th graders were thoroughly involved throughout this inquiry. It can of course be adapted for 3rd- 6th grades too. The interactive notebook activities maintain the children's’ attention as they inquire into the central idea through the key concepts of form, perspective and causation.
The lines of inquiry are:
What are different forms of media?
How does the media influence us?
Why is influence an important part of marketing?
You will find:
Prepared posters with a selection of media advertising
Methods of advertising, including hype, endorsement, call to action etc.
Interactive notebook activities for literacy
Geometry lessons integrated with product design and promotion
Reading and writing activities
Hands on experiments to demonstrate the design process
A summative assessment that requires the children to create their own physical product, market it and promote it to a target audience.
And much more
If you like this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry, you may also be interested in my others which cover each IB theme around the angles of Animal Adaptations, The American Revolution and Other Revolutionaries, Citizenship and Civil Rights, Body Art and Blackout Poetry as A Means of Expression, Space- Past, Present and Future and The Rainforest to name a few. These can all be found in my stores or on my blog www.PYPteachingtools.com
~ Susan Powers