SWBAT apply the content, skill, and concepts to the issue they have chosen for their IB Exhibition by demonstrating some level of social responsibility through nonviolent protest in support of their issue.


Economic Growth and Reform in Contemporary America (1945-Present)

5.14. Students describe the key events and accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement in the United States.

Historical Research, Evidence and Point of View 

3. Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents, eyewitness accounts, oral histories, letters, diaries, artifacts, photographs, maps, artworks, and architecture.

4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts. 


Source Pack:

  • tool kit
  • primary and secondary sources, including but not limited to primary and secondary sources explored during this unit or any previous units 

Warm Up

New Material

This entire period will be utilized for students to devote time to creating their organized protest for the issue on which they are focused to effect social or political change; however, I am available to answer clarifying questions.



The IB Exhibition is a culminating project for students in Primary Years Programme (PYP). It is designed to assess whether PYP students can apply the tenets of the IB philosophy to a learning experience. Students investigate one of the transdisciplinary themes by planning and complete a unit. Each unit ends with students being moved to action or demonstrating a sense of social responsibility.

This period is an opportunity for students to work on creating an organized protest for the issue they have chosen. They should use all they have learned about methods of inquiry to interrogate primary and secondary sources, using the devices we created as aides, and apply what they have learned to implement an effective strategy for change. 

Closure and Reflection

Students will have an opportunity to benefit from teacher and peer reviews at the end of the class period.