Fifth Grade Exhibition Tackles Real-Life Issues
Posted 04/20/2018 05:45PM

As part of the IB Primary Years Programme, 5th graders hold an annual exhibition demonstrating the five essential elements of their learning journey: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action.

This year's unit (How We Organize Ourselves) tackled a wide range of real-life issues with local and global implications... from "Urban Planning Impacts How Our Cities Function" to "Your Wealth and Gender Affects Your Opportunities in Society."

After identifying and researching a relevant topic, students employ different methods of communication to create engaging and effective presentations (in both French and English) that inspire the viewers to take action.

The students themselves are required to take action to address their chosen issues, and for some groups those actions depend on YOU! Gabby, Vikram, Hannah, and Quinnlan, whose topic was, "Animals Without Rights and Freedom Impact Humankind and the Environment," propose the idea of Meatless Mondays. Click here to read their Action Article.

Bravo to all 5th graders for their spectacular work!

Download Exhibition brochure.

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Keep up with the 8th graders' travels on Facebook! Click the links to view Facebook albums:

There are still spots available in many Salon Parties, to keep the party going from our Gala! The next party on the calendar is the FUN Athleta Shop & Sweat.

Come for the workout, stay for the shopping! There will be a fabulous Athleta trainer led workout followed by refreshments and shopping. Athleta will be donating 10 percent of sales back to FAIS. Perfect time for summer and outdoor workout adventures!

Hosted by: Kristin Kilshaw
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25


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