Research Skills

Dec
05

Sharing What We’ve Learned Through Graphic Novels

9th and 10th grade English Language Acquisition students used graphic novels to study the Islamic Revolution in Iran through the story Persepolis and how writers can merge images and text to tell powerful stories throughout Unit 1. To put what they studied to good use, they combined all they learned about the conventions of graphic novels […]

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Dec
03

From Music Students to Musicians…a Parents Perspective of IBDP HL

As a parent of teens, I’ve learned to really enjoy the conversations that we’ve had with one another. I’ve found Cameron and Brandon (my children) to be insightful, interesting, and quite funny.  When we came into the DP program, I can honestly say that they weren’t particularly communicative, but with maturity and patience, we’ve all found a […]

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Oct
10

QAIS and CAIS Coastal Ecology Investigation

  Statement of Inquiry: How can we collaborate with other scientists Key Concepts: Collaboration and Scientific Endeavour Related Concepts: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems, and Design Technology During the fall semester of 2018, students from the Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) and the Changchun American International School (CAIS) met in Qingdao China for the IB Group […]

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Jun
15

Grade 6 & 7 Language Acquisition Exploration while travelling

In Grade 6 and 7 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit is about exploration. In this unit, we focus on what exploration while traveling. The objectives of this unit are: a) Reflect on what to explore and how learn about history, cultural expression, sightseeing, relics, shopping and food. b) Understand that language can be […]

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Jun
13

An exploration of Chinese Writing Forms Evolution

In Grade 8 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit focuses on the concept of “change”. In this unit, we are exploring the impacts of different forms of writing materials and writing tools on human interaction and communication. The objectives of this unit are: a) Understanding the chronological change of writing materials and writing tools. b) Examine […]

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Jun
12

You, Me, or Technology?

You, Me, or Technology?: MYP 3 Explores the Relationships People Have With Technology  In this final Humanities unit of the year, MYP 3 has been investigating, inquiring, researching, and reflecting on various forms of technology and how they have shaped humanity in the past up until this day. In the above photo, Francesca Cutugno, Jerry […]

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May
18

I am now a Big MMUN Fan

We came to Rome and join the MMUN conference in May 2018. This was my first MMUN conference. At first, when we were setting our country board on the B1 floor, I saw a SPECPOL sign just in front of us. Apple and I took a quick look inside, the room was small and there […]

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May
18

Becoming a Better Communicator at MMUN Rome 2018

We had been preparing for the MMUN Rome conference 2018 for almost one year, that includes all the research about different countries, and issues that our world has been currently facing. With all this knowledge, effort and our teacher, Miss Liz’s guidance I had a wonderful experience in all the sessions. I was able to […]

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Mar
11

HIS and QAIS joined MYP Personal Project Presentation 2018

The MYP Personal Project is: A research task conducted over an established period of time. A research project based on a specific area of knowledge. A research project chosen by students on a topic of their interest. A demonstration of students’ abilities to manage time, do research, collaborate, and communicate ideas. An example of research […]

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Jan
15

Broken eggs, toilet paper and inertia:

Guiding question: How can Newton’s first law predict the motion of objects?   Key Concept: Forces  Related Concepts: Inertia, mass, weight Generalization: Objects in motion stay in motion while objects at rest stay at rest unless acted on by an outside force.   The 8th Grade MYP 3 class jumped right back into the swing of things last week as they began to […]

By Brendan Madden | IB MYP . Research Skills . Science . Social Skills
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