The new history curriculum in a nutshell

Doubtless many of you have heard about the current IB History course but if you are starting the IB in the autumn of 2015 or later, you are probably a bit curious as to what the new syllabus entails.  There are just enough differences that the students currently taking IB History will not be entirely familiar with the new course.  And, the assessment of the individual components is changing as well. Does this mean that current history students and/or textbooks that ...

Why the unit should come before the lesson (not a ‘chicken’ or the ‘egg’ approach)

Greetings DP Music teachers! Today I would like to present a teaching idea as well as a brief reflection on the importance of unit planning prior to lesson planning. I will be exploring how two essential questions (that I created) 'forced' me to shift the instructional approach and content I used in a specific lesson. Like my post from 8 September, this discussion could serve as a doorway (or continuation) into the Listening Paper, Musical Links Investigation, and an Extended Essay ...