InThinking Subject Sites
Supporting IB educators
- Comprehensive help & advice on teaching the IB diploma.
- Written by experts with vast subject knowledge.
- Innovative ideas on ATL & pedagogy.
- Detailed guidance on all aspects of assessment.
Developing great materials
- More than 7 million words across 17 sites.
- Masses of ready-to-go resources for the classroom.
- Dynamic links to current affairs & real world issues.
- Updates every week 52 weeks a year.
Integrating student access
- Give your students direct access to relevant site pages.
- Single student login for all of your school’s subscriptions.
- Create reading, writing, discussion, and quiz assignments.
- Monitor student progress & collate in online gradebook.
Meeting schools' needs
- Global reach with more than 50,000 users worldwide.
- Use our materials to create compelling unit plans.
- Save time & effort which you can reinvest elsewhere.
- Consistently good feedback from subscribers.
See what users are saying about our Subject Sites:
Find out more about our Student Access feature:
If you are interested in Paul Christmas visiting your school to work with teachers and/or students, please contact us.
The vacation home exchange service for the IB community.
Feel at home when you travel the world.
IntroductionThis page provides a concise introduction to the impacts of the physical environment on global interactions. It first develops the global pattern of resource exploitation. Using a variety of maps students explore the main suppliers of raw materials. The scale of this exploitation is highlighted in the short clip from Story Stuff. Students then explore the broader impacts of the physical...
IntroductionThis page develops resources and lesson activities around the theme of climate change in extreme environments. Students first begin by with mini-mystery based on craters in the Yamal Peninsula. There is a short student investigation on the impacts of climate change in the Arctic and active reading exercise on the wider impacts for other regions. Students then go on to examine the the ways...
OKIntroduction This page provides an in-depth look at contemporary approaches to food production, including GM Crops, Vertical Farms and In Vitro Meat. The page is set up for students to work independently or teacher led through bespoke enquiry questions and activities alongside a noting sheet to identify the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. There is also the opportunity to develop a...
The following page has 2 model papers that can be used as mock exams or for assessment. They feature authentic exam material and detailed mark schemes for use in class as follow-up or in teaching students on assessment. In addition there are sample feedback approaches provided.
This page includes link pages to sample exam papers and mar schemes for the optional themes resourced for in this site. The sample papers are fully resourced to be used as end of unit tests or mock exams and the mark schemes are based on the generic schemes on the IB website.
This page only provides a few examples of Paper 1 exams within the site. If you would like sample papers for the other option themes you can find them under the headings of the options. At the moment there a 4 sample papers for Options A, C, D and F plus the IB sample papers. Option G, Urban Environment sample papers will be written over the summer.
Lesson Plans for Impacts of Changing Trends in Resource Consumption Syllabus 2. Impacts of Changing Trends in Resource Consumption The water–food–energy “nexus” and how its complex interactions affect: national water security, including access to safe water national food security, including food availability national energy security, including energy pathways and geopolitical...
IntroductionThis page explores the water, food and energy nexus in regard to national resource security and different perspectives at a range of scales. It begins with a simple animation introducing the nexus and then builds students' application of the nexus with a three-step hexagon nexus sorting activity. The first, based on characteristics of the nexus, the second, based on challenges and...
This page provides information on the syllabus for this section and links to lesson resources. Lesson plans include resources to use on an interactive whiteboard and worksheets to print. The pages have full student access to give maximum flexibility to the teacher and the student. There are theoretical notes for extended reading and teacher notes at the top that provide timing information, lesson objectives and activity instructions.
Lesson Plans for Global Resource Consumption and SecuritySyllabus1. Global Trends in ConsumptionGlobal and regional/continental progress towards poverty reduction, including the growth of the “new global middle class”Measuring trends in resource consumption, including individual, national and global ecological footprintsSynthesis, evaluation and skills opportunitiesHow different patterns...
This website allows teachers and students to have more information than just in the textbook and gives them the opportunity to practise IB style questions with each lesson unit. The video links are a great resource and the handouts practical.
A fantastic and comprehensive teacher produced site, which outshines all the current IB books and resources available of the market. Your students are sure to have great success with this site supporting them and their teachers.
A fantastic collection of resources for the new IB Geography syllabus presented and organized in an easy to find manor.
20 May Paul Christmas
The Importance of Physical Geography for Global InteractionsI've fixed it Jill, thanks for spotting it Best wishes, Paul
16 May Hannah Brooks
Increasing Demand for Ocean Abiotic ResourcesHI! Great resources but there is mention about a worksheet in a couple of places. Is that missing? Thank you!
15 May Jill Fitzgerald
The Importance of Physical Geography for Global InteractionsHi, please can you clarify? Student Activity_ Global Patterns of Resource Extraction_Processes and Spatial Interactions Study the two maps and describe the pattern of resource and fossil fuel extraction. Are both of these maps above supposed...
13 May David Sterling
Teacher Assessment MapThanks, Paul for your response. Cheers David
7 May Paul Christmas
Teacher Assessment MapHi David I don't have a mark scheme for these essays. There is a model essay for one of them, but its usefulness will depend on which 16 mark question you are referring to. Best wishes, Paul
6 May David Sterling
Teacher Assessment MapHi Paul, This is really helpful in creating a term exam. Just wondering if there is a mark scheme for the 16 mark essay question. The planning guide is great and I will use this and the criteria to grade the students' responses.
3 May Paul Christmas
Technology and Geo-engineeringHi Mark I'm using synthesis in its broadest sense, of making connections to existing knowledge related to other elements of the course. I would say there are strong links to optional themes such Extreme Environments, Arctic region, Threats...
30 Apr Mark Mason
Technology and Geo-engineeringHi Paul, What exactly are you wanting for the synthesis activity on this page? Is it summative based on earlier units? What are some examples that you are looking at? Cheers. Mark Mason Ardingly College
29 Apr Paul Christmas
Sample Exams - Paper 1 (Free Access)Hi Philip. It looks like I had the papers mixed up. The markscheme for that paper can be found under the Paper 1 sample papers page for the 4th geophysical sample paper. This is free access at the moment with the run up to the exams. I've just...
29 Apr Paul Christmas
Model EssaysThanks Graham
28 Apr Graham Graham
Teacher Assessment MapThe tab at the top of the page I think should be P3 HL Core Extension not P2?
28 Apr Graham Graham
Model EssaysHello , typo in HL essay 3 , if should be is, thank you for all the resources