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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 provides a number of student centred resources that enable them to explore the level of global connectivity in the world. It introduces the topic through a gallery of the latest disruptive technologies. Students then look at the concepts of the shrinking world before mapping patterns of global connectivity, using a resource pack of maps. The page then develops a large card sort...
IntroductionThis page introduces different types of migration and then develops a number of resources that examine the global patterns of economic migration at different scales. It goes on to look in-depth at some key regions such the EU and the US as destination regions. It examines the different types of economic migrant from the illegal migrant to the elites. It then also develops the concepts...
IntroductionThis page introduces Multigovernmental Organisations with a fun map and logo starter. The page then provides a broad range of activities based on the relevance and role for economic integration in different MGOs, including the UN, NAFTA, The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund as well as the World Trade Organisation and the economic policy of neoliberalism. It explores the role...
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.
Option D - Geophysical Hazards
This online book is to be used to support students studying Option D - Geophysical Hazards. It includes content and guidance in line with the syllabus. It includes text on relevant theory and ideas, as well as in-depth case studies and place examples.
This page looks at the ways settlement grow in planned and unplanned ways through a number of places examples. It introduces the topic with a couple of short videos based on rapid urban growth, the second is a clip from the animation Charlie in a new town. Student then apply this information to the way Brussels has grown a city, through a series of map resources. Students then go onto look at The Vance Model, first as a cut-up activity before examining it to explain planned growth. Students then look in more detail at planned new towns and the role of slum growth in more spontaneous growth of urban areas. There is illustrative material on Mumbai and Kenya.
This page provides resources and lesson activities on the characteristics of urban places. It uses a variety of place locations, including the Nile Delta, south England and Marindique in the Philippines to examine the spatial pattern of settlements. It introduces the concepts of site and situation through mapped locations. The settlement hierarchy is introduced and an informative video on why cities located where they is supported with a question sheet.
This page explores the patterns of economic activity in urban areas. It examines the Central Business District, Industrial zones and change and the Rural Urban Fringe. Students first investigate through a series of city land use maps the types of economic patterns. This is includes land use maps and maps showing physical characteristics and relief. Later students compare the maps to recognized urban models. Student then go on to complete a sorting activity on types of economic activity and their characteristics. Students then examine key concepts such as bid-rent value, sphere of influence and nodality before looking at place examples in more depth through a series of videos and diagrams.
Unit 2 - Geophysical Systems
This online book is to be used to support students studying Option D - Geophysical Hazards. It includes content and guidance in line with Unit 2 - Geophysical Hazard Risk. It includes text on relevant theory and ideas, as well as in-depth case studies and place examples.
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.
30 Jun Paul Christmas
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesI many respects Adia my comments on the 1st June are quite valid still. I think it is narrow in terms of the cyber revolution but could still be narrowed further, what aspects of cyber revolution? How will Miller's four axis be used? Is this...
29 Jun Adia Saqib
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesHi Paul, Can you please help me if the below EE research question is OK or needs tweaking? I would highly appreciate your guidance. "To what extent has the cyber revolution impacted The United States’ ‘superpower’ status according to...
29 Jun Adia Saqib
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesHi Paul, Can you please help me if the below EE research question is OK or needs tweaking? I would highly appreciate your guidance. To what extent has the cyber revolution impacted The United States’ ‘superpower’ status according to...
11 Jun Paul Christmas
Sample Exam PapersThanks Alex, I have added that to the mark scheme. Just to say, the mark schemes don't provide full answers, rather example answers that show development of a point. There are often other suitable answers. Thanks again, I appreciate it. Paul
11 Jun Alex Anea
Sample Exam PapersHi Paul I think that the mark scheme for Paper 2 Question 4c, evaluating the infographic, does not address SDG target 11, sustainable cities and communities. The focus is solely economic, but not specific to sustainability. Thank you.
4 Jun Adia Saqib
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesThank you very much Paul. I very much appreciate your guidance.
3 Jun Paul Christmas
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesHi Adia, The guidance about secondary data based EEs is quite clear. It is possible to write an EE using only secondary data. The guidance during the pandemic has re-emphasized its importance, taking into consideration restrictions. However,...
2 Jun Adia Saqib
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesThank you very much Paul. I genuinely appreciate it. Can I ask for more guidance on one more topic? Another student came up with the following topic. Title: Negative externalities of water pollution: Russia’s water pollution crisis Research...
1 Jun Paul Christmas
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesHi Adia, If I'm honest it does sound very similar to the syllabus and so doesn't really go beyond what I would have expected the student to have been taught for HLCore. The purpose of the EE is to investigate a question/ theme that goes beyond...
1 Jun Paul Christmas
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesPayal, to be honest it doesn't sound like an EE. Its not really sufficient as IA for urban environments either. It's not a bad idea to consider urban geography for the EE but it has to be something that extends and goes beyond the syllabus...
1 Jun Adia Saqib
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesHi Paul, I am new to IB and teaching grade 11. Can you please help me whether the following EE research question is Ok or needs more narrowing down? "To what extent is China a superpower according to Lyman Miller's four axes of power approach?" my...
30 May Payal Mishra
Extended Essay - Options and Possible Essay TitlesHi Paul, Can you give feedback on this RQ? To what extent the quality of human structures such as houses(residential, private), shopping and business centers and hotels are of better quality in two different parts as the right and left bank...