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IntroductionThis pages provides the assessment criteria and a step by step student guideline for students to use whilst writing their internal assessment. The guideline contains a useful checklist for students that runs them through the structure of the written report.Essential InformationStudents should produce one written report. The report must not exceed 2,500 words.You must not exceed the word...
Too often, men. And money. But a team of OpenStreetMap users is working to draw new cartographic lines, making maps that more accurately—and equitably—reflect our space.Written by Sarah Holder for City Lab I thought this article was really interesting and has great application for TOK. It describes the general picture of male dominance in the world of mapping and this extends to contemporary...
IntroductionThis page provides an overview of glacial erosion and develops this through a number of well chosen videos, and class presentation. there are a number of smaller activities set within this page as well as a 7 page printable PDF. The page develops different erosional landforms found at different locations and at different scales, from the largest features such as pyramidal peaks to smallest...
Hi and welcome to the Inthinking Geography site. I hope that you enjoy using the site and can see lots of ways of using it with your students. I have been using it now since September as my main classroom tool. It's been really well received by my students. The following image shows a printscreen of the presentation mode tab, which enables you to go to full screen:
This page provides an in-depth look at plate movement and all its known causes. It's best to start without sharing the objectives because following the map activity, the gallery activity introduces the key ideas through images that students need to connect. Following this students work their way through a number of well chosen videos, animations, images and text based resources to complete a number of visually impressive worksheets, on Earth's structure, causes of plate movement, rifting and mantle plumes.
IntroductionThis page develops resources mainly on indigenous groups. It begins with two starter diagram that reflect indigenous economy and students attempt to develop an understanding of indigenous existence. A number of resources then focus students' attention on the challenges and role of indigenous people in modern society. There is a learning walk activity in the classroom based on the resources...
IntroductionThis pages provides a step by step guideline for teachers to use in the classroom in preparing the students for their internal assessment. The guideline contains a useful checklist for the students as well as exemplary material and model features.Essential InformationStudents should produce one written report. The report must not exceed 2,500 words.You must not exceed the word limitThe...
IntroductionThis page provides a large number of resources to explore the flow of materials, manufactured goods and services. It begins with a starter worksheet for students to classify key words into players, networks and flows as part of the cogs of the global economy. It then explores the pattern of change and contemporary flows using a number of interactive maps, including a targeted question...
IntroductionThis page introduces social entrepreneurship and the role of micro-finance and their networks. First, students students develop an understanding of social entrepreneurship with a quick characteristics categorizing activity. This is followed up with an introduction to micro-finance schemes and the factors that make them successful. Students develop an understanding of different models of...
IntroductionThis page introduces a hierarchy of effective waste management. It begins with a look at what the circular economy suggests and then students attempt to rank different management strategies. It then explores the different types of waste management and their challenges through a number of place contexts, including the EU and developing countries. Students focus on the winners and losers....
IntroductionThis page looks at the role of corporate social responsibility and begins with an short intro video to the Rana Plaza disaster and resulting global accord. Students then discuss what factors motivate corporate social responsibility. This is supported by the cropped clip from the documentary The Corporate. Students then go on to look in more depth at the actions of the Rana Plaza Accord...
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.
17 March 2018
Written by Sarah Holder for City Lab I thought this article was really interesting and has great application for TOK. It describes the general... more
8 March 2018
The following video is a short screencast tour of the site to show the resources, how they are organised and to help you navigate it. The site... more