IB Environmental Systems and Societies

by Lorne Young

IB Curriculum Aligned* 2-year course

This Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) course and teacher’s guide is specifically intended for teachers and students of the new transdisciplinary IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL course and replaces the previous Environmental Systems course. This course guide includes over 350 pages of teacher daily lesson plans that are sequentially linked and fully integrated with the IB Environmental Systems and Societies syllabus. An important new feature in this resource is the TOK Integration sections throughout the course. These sections give the teacher ideas on how to integrate TOK (Theory of Knowledge) into the course, a mandatory component of IB courses. The Student Activity Book includes interesting labs, hands-on class activities, practical research and active homework assignments that relate to and reinforce the syllabus topics. This will provide the ability for the teacher to create an effective PSOW (Practical Scheme of Work). Special attention is paid to the new and revised IB Internal Assessment marking criteria for the labs to ensure success in this important area. The Teacher Workbook has the answers to the assignments in the Student Activity Book. The daily class notes (available as overhead masters and as PowerPoint slides) include powerpoint presentations for virtually every syllabus point and correlates with the teacher lesson plans and the Student Activity Book. Each Unit has tests, homework, and classroom assignments that are specifically designed to teach students the knowledge, attitude and evaluation skills necessary to succeed on Papers 1 and 2 in the IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL exam. The tests, internal assessment and the grading rubrics are based on the latest IB model.


I was at your IB training in Nov 04. I just got your teaching resources. I wish that I had purchased it earlier!!
--Brandy Anderson

About the Author: Lorne Young is the IB Workshop Leader for North America and conducts workshops around the world for the IBO.

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Table of Contents:

Core Topics

1. Systems and Models
The Ecosystem
Human Population, Carrying Capacity and Resource Use

Core Topics

4. Conservation and Biodiversity
5. Pollution Management
6. The Issue of Global Warming
7. Environmental Value Systems

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $359 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-896-8
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $449 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-315-4
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $1299 US

Page count is Teacher Edition and number of Student Books.
Class Set download files
ISBN: 978-1-59657-897-5
Student eBook
screen view files only, timely delivery to qualified purchasers
Qty: $30 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-516-5
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $38 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-316-1
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
This subscription allows for 25 times email
access to the mentoring teacher
for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required
Qty: $200 US

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