IB Geography

by Shaun Oakey

Updated for 2011 Exam - IB Curriculum Aligned

This IB Geography Course has been tailored specifically for teachers and students of the IBO Standard level Geography Course. Geography is the study of people and places.  The IB diploma course focuses particularly “on the interactions between individuals, societies and the physical environment in both time and space.” (Diploma Programme Geography Guide for first examinations in 2011). There is an emphasis on change and the capacity of people to adapt to socio-cultural, political and economic change.   It is essential that programs of work incorporate the international dimensions of Geography as well as national and local examples.  Students are expected to demonstrate competence in a variety of geographic skills including use and understanding of graphs, statistical calculations, fieldwork, research, mapping and extended writing.  This publication has been designed for Standard students and includes a series of the syllabus, pacing guide, detailed daily lesson plans, editable PowerPoint class notes, complete student activity book, suggested further work and editable assessments. 

Students will examine a Core Theme that covers Four compulsory topics, (Populations in Transition, Patterns in resource consumption, Disparities in wealth and development and Patterns in environmental quality and sustainability).  Standard Level students complete Two further optional themes from a choice of seven (whereas Higher level Students complete three of these optional themes).  Both Standard Level and Higher Level students complete a fieldwork project.  In addition Higher level students study Global Interactions which covers a further seven compulsory topics.  The standard Level course comprises 150 hours of teaching time whereas the Higher Level course comprises 240 hours.  Please refer to the Geography Diploma IB Guide for further information.

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Table of Contents:

Core Topics

  1. Populations in Transition
  2. Patterns in resource consumption
  3. Disparities in Wealth and Development
  4. Patterns in Environmental Quality and Sustainability

Optional (choose 2 for SL, 3 for HL)

5. Oceans and their coastal margins
6. The Geography of Food and Health
7. Hazards and Disasters
8  Urban Environments
9. Freshwater-Issues and Conflicts


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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ISBN: 978-1-59657-857-9
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ISBN: 978-1-59657-518-9
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ISBN: 978-1-59657-393-2
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