To Make Light of a Big Concern

PYP Exhibition: the big event. Around this time of year, as grade 5, grade 6 students in PYP schools in the northern hemisphere head into the Exhibition, we’re thinking big. Previous posts have been about how to bring out the “big ideas” that students will delve into during their months-long Exhibition focus.

Today, my 5th graders and I watched this video, which has been circulating around social media, about acting sensibly, locally.

Students can change the world. I honestly believe in Margaret Mead’s belief that:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

However, students need reminders, especially during these Exhibition times, that it’s the small things that often change the world: those things we can access and touch. My students got it, after watching this video. “You need to think small,” one said. “Don’t get exaggerated,” another said.

Take a look. What do you think?

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