I recently posted how I go about creating new unit plans for MYP.
Since I had a number of people email and DM to ask for access I figured I’d a share the resources with you. They are a basic outline for the teacher to adapt to suit their approach to inquiry based learning, so they’re pretty much the bare bones with resources that maybe an option.
The only compulsory parts of the resources are the assessed work and tasks that develop particular approaches to learning (AtLs).
The topic starts with an exploration of the types of and scale of issues.
It then explores the sustainable development goals, encouraging students to connect the SDGs to global issues they are aware of. After exploring the SDGs, students will have an understanding of the importance and role in sustainable development.
After the SDGs, students explore the problem with plastic. These lessons look at why plastic became so popular, why it is problematic and who’s responsible for the problem.
The lessons strive to give students an understanding of the variety of different perspectives on both the issue and the management in order to understand the challenges of dealing with any global issue.
A number of lessons also help students to develop particular approaches to learning, for instance one lesson aims to teach students the art of paraphrasing. This lesson was developed with support from the English Department.
Each element of the topic develops skills and knowledge that will allow students to transfer what they learn to a global issue of their choice in order to complete the summative assessment.
All assessed work (2 formative and 1 summative) and associated feedback sheets are provided, this is to ensure consistency in assessment and feedback across the department.
If you’d like access to the resources, simply click here to download them. This link is view only, if you wish to edit the resources please download.
Hope you can find the resources of use to develop your own from.
Apr 8, 2020 at 8:10 pm
(I requested access to the google doc, but haven’t been given permission yet). Currently I’m not teaching at an IB school, but I used to, and I strongly believe in the planning method so I continue to use it for my courses! I find that when I plan in this comprehensive, backwards planning type way, my units are much more meaningful, intentional, and impactful in the classroom. Anyhow, the unit I am writing is for a 7/8th grade writing class. I want to write an interdisciplinary unit that gets the kids civically engaged. So thank you for the inspiration!
Apr 8, 2020 at 8:11 pm
Resources are downloadable but I don’t give edit access to them.