The students interviewing locals as part of their Exhibition data collection. Exhibition is a special Unit of Inquiry designed and executed by the students themselves. Children write lines of inquiry, gather data, conduct investigations, take action, and present this experience in a public forum.
Exhibition is even more unique at The International School because we connect it to the 5th grade Capstone academic trips abroad. Before students left, they designed questionnaires on their topic of interest to gather data in their host countries. Topics include transportation, food additives, and more. Not only do students conduct first-hand research, but they also take action by sharing about themselves with their host families and schools.