IB Core Introduction lesson

This is a overview of the IB Core Introduction lesson.

In this lesson students watch a video from the IB, respond to the IB Mission Statement, look at and analyse IB philosophy from the MYP Programme model, consider how they have used the Approaches to Learning Skills and set Approaches to Learning targets, which you can find here.

The activities in this lesson can be brought to life using me Interactive Classroom Activities booklet.

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What is the International Baccalaureate? Lesson

This lesson includes the following six activities which give students and undertanding of the basics of the International Baccalaureate.

  • A gap fill activity on the International Baccalaureate Mission Statement.
  • A 10 question quiz on the history and modern day state of the International Baccalaureate.
  • A sorting activity where students have to put extracurricular activities into the MYP, DP or both. Students must then reflect on the service activities they have done and would like to do.
  • A response to a variety of comments where students have to decide if they are ‘good’ IB comments or not, giving reasons.
  • An IB Learner Profile activity where students have to unmuddle each Learner Profile attribute word and then give examples of when they have used each one.
  • An Approaches to Learning Activity where students have to put 10 subsections into the correct Approach and then give examples of when they have done each one.

The lesson is designed to last for two fifty-minute periods.

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Academic Integrity:  Lesson

This lesson introduces students to Academic Integrity in the International Baccalaureate.

The lesson covers the following:

  • Students considering what it means to be principled.
  • How being principled is linked to school life.
  • Defining Academic Integrity and Academic Misconduct.
  • Putting examples of Academic Integrity and Academic Misconduct into the correct table.
  • Giving advice to students tempted by Academic Misconduct.
  • Considering why students commit Academic Misconduct.

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Citing and Referencing: Lesson

This lesson introduces students to doing in-text citations and creating words sited documents at the end of assessments. It looks at why we cite, when we cite and how to cite.

This lesson naturally follows the Academic Integrity lesson which can be found here. The lesson is based on the MLA convention of citing–examples can be found in the lesson.

In this lesson students will:

  • Look at an example assessment and decide if it shows Academic Honesty of Academic Misconduct.
  • Define citing.
  • Look at good reasons to cite and bad reasons to cite through putting answers in the correct part of a table.
  • Consider which materials we need to cite from a given list.
  • Read through information of how to cite and how to reference materials.
  • Practice writing an intext citation and works citied page using Harry Potter as an example.
  • Undertake extension work looking at how to cite websites, interviews and speeches.

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Service As Action: Lesson and Student Portfolio

This lesson gives student an overview of the meaning of Service as Action in the MYP. It offers an insight into the International Baccalaureate’s philosophy as well as offering practical examples and a student portfolio that they can use to record their activities.

The Activities in the lesson ask students to:

  • Define Service as Action.
  • Consider Service activities they and their partner have previously done.
  • Explain the link between Service as Action and the IB Learner Profile.
  • Respond to a video considering the philosophy behind Service as Action, examples, different types of service and what service can look like inside and outside of school.
  • Match example activities to direct service, indirect service, advocacy and research.
  • Look at and complete (if possible) a service portfolio. The lesson provides starter sentences to help students.

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