Archives for March, 2016

Mar
31

Machines that we see everyday

As part of the unit that addresses the concept of Balance, Ms Canan had grade 9 and 10 MYP students look at daily objects in a different manner. Prior to this lesson students had been introduced to concepts and terms such as force, lever, fulcrum, resistance, effort, load, resistance arm, and effort arm, but they […]

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Mar
30

Finding a story worth telling

The journey to find a memorable story to tell began on Friday morning, March 4th, when the MYP 2/3 English class visited Xi Yang Hong Retirement Home near Qingdao University as a part of their unit on communication. This unit explores the various ways and contexts in which people communicate and how methods of communication change […]

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Mar
28

Communication: Voices and Stories

At present, grade 7 and 8 students, phases 2 and 3 are studying a unit on the concept of communication. The statement of inquiry, central idea, we are addressing is the following: The way people communicate ideas is an ongoing evolving process that is influenced by the context in which statements are uttered, the purpose […]

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Relationships

Earlier in the school year the MYP 2/3 English Language B class (phase 3) studied the concept of relationships and further explored this idea by outlining the kinds of relationships people can have. The unit’s statement of inquiry was, “Relationships are built differently across cultures, depending on the connections people make and the contexts in […]

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