I've already shared some of the activities we created for our Washington DC trip, including our activity for the National Museum of African American Culture and History, The National Gallery of Art and the Atlanta Airport, but wanted to share more now that we are back.
All of our activities were designed as small prompts for students to explore throughout the trip. We did not want to do lengthy tasks which would take away from them exploring the museum freely, but we also did not want our students to explore aimlessly. Each prompt has been linked to an IB MYP Global Context, and students reflect on the activity as a group in the evenings or after the trip in advisory.
We reflected on this as a grade level in the hotel that evening. The students gave detailed, thoughtful responses. I am super impressed with this grade level and this was one of the key moments they blew me away!
As an international school we think about identity a lot. Currently Grade 10 have a history unit where they are exploring American Identity. Several Grade 10s have also chosen Personal Projects which link up to this theme (one has just received her Green Card, so is looking at her own experience of American Identity - another is going to explore refugees experiences, through having refugees create artworks).