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All my 14-16 MYP Individuals and Societies resources are now on the new platform

For the last 18 months or so I have been moving the resources on geographyalltheway.com to a new platform. The new platform allows the content to be more responsive to different devices as well as making it easier for me to update and monitor.

I have recently finished added all of my 14-16 MYP Individuals and Societies (MYP 3 to 5) resources to the new platform.

There are six units, all free to access, for varying ages. The Sustainable cities and Alpine environments units are the most recently developed. The Coasts unit is probably the oldest.

Now to start work on moving the Age: 11-14 resources (MYP 1-3 or Key Stage 3) to the new platform. I will post as I add each unit.

Paper 2 Case studies and detailed examples matrix

Quick post for a matrix I created, a couple of weeks ago, for a revision lesson. Started off with an 'active recall' approach of seeing what students could remember, then discussion and then onto reviewing notes.

I am trying to be more proactive about posting (telling site users) about things I have added and changed. Let's see how long this approach continues.

Try the KFC approach to exam questions

I rather liked this exam question breakdown approach from @JB_GeogTeacher.

After having using it successfully, for a couple of weeks, with my DP2 students I decided to produce a version for the classroom wall. Here it is if you fancy downloading it →

I have also added it to the Geography Classroom Display Material page on geographyalltheway.com.

UPDATE - source of the KFC idea → Developing AO3 Skills.

New 'Locate and differentiate elements of the Earth’s surface' page added

I have developed a new page to support the 'map skills' needed by IB DP Geography students. The page → 'Locate and differentiate elements of the Earth’s surface - aka Map skills' is broken down by the skills listed in the guide. The page includes exam style questions to illustrate how each of the skills may need to be applied along with some useful teaching materials.

Locate and differentiate elements of the Earth’s surface - aka Map skills

The page is currently free to access for everybody and can be found as part of the 2019 IB DP Geography → IB DP Geography Exam preparation section of the site.

Please do get in contact via email / Twitter / LinkedIn if you have any feedback upon the infographics and the exam style questions.

New 'Infographic exam style questions' page added

Infographic exam style questions

I have created a new page of 'Infographic exam style questions' on geographyalltheway.com as I help my students prepare for their exams. The page is currently free to access for everybody and can be found as part of the 2019 IB DP GeographyInfographics section of the site.

I haven't produced any mark schemes - but do share if you do!

Please do get in contact via email / Twitter / LinkedIn if you have any feedback upon the infographics and the exam style questions.

Podcast series for Extreme Environments

The Compass

There is a great new series of podcasts by 'The Compass' on the BBC World Service which is super useful for the teaching of Extreme Environments.

'The New Arctic' has 4 episodes:

I have added them to podcasts.geographyalltheway.com taking the grand total up to 205 curated podcasts for IB DP Geography.