By: Sara Ivory
What do you get when you mix IB’s student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum with Ogden’s brand new Drama and Dance classes? You get students asking their own questions, writing their own scripts and choreographing their own movements for our incredibly exciting first Showcase of the year scheduled to take place on November 30th from 5:30-7pm in the East Campus Gymnasium.
The second Unit of Inquiry for Fifth Graders at Ogden will begin in mid-October and serve as the inspiration for November’s 5th Grade Showcase this year. The Central Idea is The evolution of technology impacts us. In Drama this week students watched a short video about the use of projected images and video sequences to create digital sets and characters. This video clip was used to provoke their thinking and questioning about this Central Idea. The questions that the students came up with will drive upcoming discussions in Drama that will ultimately lead to script writing and dramatic performance. Here is a sneak peek at some of their questions:
In Dance, these lucky students have been exploring forces, pushes, pulls, and counterbalances through movement. They will be putting this learning together to create “machinery” that will be exhibited at our Showcase too.
Join us on November 30th to see what our inquirers come up with. We can’t wait!
This blog has contributions from a variety of faculty and staff at Ogden International.
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