In Grade 5, we are well into our unit under the theme of HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES.
Our central idea is:
MEDIA INFLUENCES THE WAY WE THINK AND ACT
Our lines of inquiry are:
What is media, How media influences audiences and How media uses data
Different types of Media:
By: Lisa, Risa & Yoyo
We have been learning about the 4 different types of media:
PRINT, BROADCAST, DIGITAL & OUTDOOR.
Our activity was to understand different types of media and put the picture of a lot of different types of the Internet to the correct media. The different types of media is print, broadcast, digital and outdoor. For example, outdoor media is huge posters at bus stop, broadcast are news and radio, print are newspapers, magazines and flyer and digital are movies and games.
We used communicator skill to discuss our thoughts with group, also we used thinker and creativity to decide on which pictures goes to under the correct heading. It was important to use cooperation because we can’t finish the work without teamwork. And we used our knowledge to put the pictures to the correct heading. It was interesting to learn different types of media. For instance, first we didn’t know anything about media but after this task, we learned a lot of different types of media like digital, print, outdoor and broadcast. We challenged to say opinions in group and first we did not know anything but we tried to understand and in the end of UOI we had a lot of knowledge about media.
We think this activity connect to our central idea. Our central idea is media influences the way we think and act. This activity is the way to influence people in different way. For example, outdoor media can influence people in outdoor, print can also affects people who like to read a magazines or newspapers. Digital can influence people who watch movie or play games. Broadcast can influence in a lot of way such as news and radio. This activity influences us to know more about different types of media like advertising strategies and how to make own ads.
Different Media Strategies
By Aditya, Archie, Jasmine & Nara
We have also been looking at different media strategies used in advertising. There are many different kinds of strategies used in order to attract consumers.
We were given pictures to sort out within our group and then glue them onto a piece of paper with the different advertising strategies to go with the different pictures. We used our cooperation, communication and thinking skills within our group.The most interesting thing about this activity was how we all had different ideas and opinions.
The challenging part was sorting out the pictures because some of the advertisements had two different strategies therefore making it hard to figure out which pictures go in different categories. It connected to our central idea because these pieces of media change the way people think and act because they use different strategies to persuade people into buying these products. It influences us because it changes the way we think and act to influence us to buy the product by using the different advertising strategies to attract us.
How Media Influences Audiences
By Kento, Robert, Alex & Leo
In another activity we looked at how media influences audiences by studying McDonalds advertisements from different countries. We also discussed how media uses data from the population before creating a product to attract its consumers.
For this activity we answered the questions related to McDonald's which was who is the audience, how did they adapt from the original McDonalds and how did they advertise to the audience was the questions we answered. We used communication skills, we used our knowledge and we were open minded. The interesting part of this was exploring other countries McDonald's menus and answering questions related to McDonalds. The challenges were answering who the target audience were. The connection with the central idea was making a difference with the original McDonalds.
We got influenced by the difference of the burgers and how they make the product better by using one of the country’s tasty or favourite food recipes. I thought that this strategie is good because it can attract the people who comes from other countries and tourists.
Library Session with Ms. Ally
By: Chihiro, Aiden, Lizzie & LV
We went to the library to learn how to research using Cornell Notes. We had to look for a question about media to search on and write about it in out Cornell notes, we could either work alone or work with a partner. A Cornell note is where you sort your info and in one box is your keywords then the one next to it is the details that support the keywords lastly the one below is the summary of all the info you found.
We used learner profile and PYP attitudes such as Inquirer, curiosity, thinker, creativity, knowledge, and commitment. We were also being well-balanced.
We can search for information with a partner or by ourselves. It’s very interesting when we are searching for our question. Also, we can summarize the article in Cornell note. We can ad important keywords and supporting details an summary. We can search and learn something new.
The challenging part was finding out information that is not connected to our question. To solve this problem, we checked our information very carefully so that it is connected to our question. The second challenge having a balanced amount of keywords and supporting details. So we tried to have a balanced amount of keywords supporting details while we were collecting information.
Our central idea is ¨media influences the way we think and act¨. The activity that we did use a lot of media to do research, for example, books. These media influence us. We used a question based on our central idea.
We got influenced to find out more about media and how it works, also types of media people found out about.
By: Zahra, Yoshino, Miu & Anniken
We are writing about our summative assessment for this unit which is media influences the way we think and act.
In this project, we are making a product or sending a message by different types of media, then we are going to present them. For this project we used 3 attitudes and learner profiles. They were creativity, communication and cooperation. We will present it in different ways, for an example new reporter for broadcast. We all didn’t make the same types of media and we needed to be creative.
When we are presenting our product and message, we are trying to influence the audience and it connects to the lines of inquiry(How media influence audience) We used different types of strategies to influence people like Heartstrings, Facts and figures, Bandwagon, Family fun and many more. We used the activities that we did which connects to our central idea to improve our projects. The activities we used was media advertising strategies and different types of media. In this project, most of us are sending messages, when we are sending the message we have also gotten a bit influenced of the message.
These are the picture of books (below) and puppet show (below that) that students have made for their message they are trying to say (examples).
The central idea for our first Unit of Inquiry is:
THE STORY OF HUMANITY IS A STORY OF MIGRATION
Our Lines of Inquiry are:
The reasons people migrate
Impact of migration on Singapore
Mapping journeys of migration
The students in 5.1 have engaged in many activities, including a trip to the Chinese Heritage Museum! We have been creating Migration Stories about our own journeys and are in the process of completing our Summative Assessment, which is a Google Slides presentation about a World Migration Story. We have also been researching current events for homework to find out about different migration stories in the world.
In these photos, we are working on note-taking using the Cornell Note System. We are using Unit of Inquiry books to find information about a specific question and take notes about it.
Grade 5.1 2017-2018
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