In PLP, we just had our first exhibition of the year, and my first exhibition ever!
The grade 8s had to make a box/artifact representing our chosen theme statement from the movie “Avatar”. The theme statement I chose was based on the ‘conflict between humans and nature’ and was “Too much unchecked development can upset the balance of the natural world.
To represent my theme statement, I wanted to show the balance of the natural world. On one half of my box, I painted a forest and used real foliage to make the trees. The Mother Tree from Avatar is sticking up over the top. The other half of my box is a giant bulldozer. I put a balance scale on top of my box. On the scale, there used to be two trees, one on either side, and it would have been perfectly balanced. But, a bulldozer came and knocked one of the trees over, and off of the scale, unbalancing the whole thing. This shows how too much unchecked development can upset the balance of the natural world.
Overall, I thought the exhibition went smoothly. Building the box was fun, and it helped me reflect on the importance of the themes in the movie. I was proud of the work I did and enjoyed showing it off to my friends and family. It was also nice to see what some of my peers did for this project.
I found the presentation kind of difficult, but I think I can keep working to improve my presenting skills. It was quite hard to stand for the entire setup process and presentation (Almost 5 hours straight) and giving my legs a bit of a break would have been much appreciated.