After teaching the new specification in full, I could see the bigger picture a lot clearer. After reflection and much consideration I decided that I’d try to split the core into theory and then located inquiries. Last week I shared my booklets for Unit 1 – Changing Population, this week I’m sharing my booklets for Unit 2 – Global climate.
Similarly to the Changing Populations inquiry, the topic starts by covering the geographical theory and the more generalised impacts of climate change on the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, before moving on to look at the impacts and response from 3 located studies.
The booklets contains everything the students need – an outline of the course content covered, the statement of inquiry, list of key terminology, outline of geographical theory and activities to undertake along with videos, articles, case study templates, things to discuss, images etc.
- Layers of the atmosphere
- The Global Energy Budget
- Greenhouse Effect – Natural and Enhanced
- Global Warming and Global Dimming
- Planetary Albedo Effect
- Sources of greenhouse gases
- The history of climate change
- Evidence of climate change
Before a look at some of the general impacts of climate change.
After the theory behind climate change, we begin to explore the impacts of climate change for 3 locations. Each located inquiry starts with a section on background information to provide students with insight into the development and demographics of the named country; providing students with a sense of place and ability to compare. Followed by exploration of the impacts of climate change for different societies within the 3 located studies.
The three located studies are:
- USA – focuses on southern states and indigenous communities of Alaska
- Maldives – focus on low-lying island communities
- Bangladesh – focus on low income communities
The located studies also explore the concept of risk and vulnerability, along with the responses to climate change both in terms of adaptation and mitigation.
The topic ends with one final inquiry into the responses to climate change from a governmental perspective.
And now the part that is of most use to you. A link to the documents for download. Simply click here to download all the resources for IBDP19 Core Unit 2 – Global Climate.
Booklets for unit 3 are currently in progress and will be added to the site when complete.
Hope you can find the resources of use.
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