Grade 4 has just started their fourth unit of inquiry of the year. This unit falls under the PYP transdisciplinary theme of How We Organize Ourselves. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the focus is on the World of Work.
The children have spent a session brainstorming various jobs in their homeroom class. The EAL class took that task one step further and started grouping the jobs. The children grouped them in a number of different ways: jobs where something is created, jobs in school, jobs in government, words ending in -ist, words ending in -er etc.
I wanted to present them with various photos depicting somewhat unconventional or unusual jobs and then record their thinking. They had guiding questions: What job do you think this is? Where do you think this is? What can you infer about the people in the picture?
Their thinking was recorded using the ShowMe app. All images were taken from National Geographic.
Click on the links to listen to their thoughts.
It was very interesting to hear the assumption that if a person has black skin, they are either African or Native American. It is a good reminder that even though we are an international school, we need to spend more time exposing them to different cultures.