The gatw Pre IB DP Geography course menu

The gatw Menu

So you have chosen to do IB DP Geography. The decision is made and it is all starting to get rather real. To prepare yourself follow the advice given in the 'menu' below →

Main course

First course - Read


[Required] Read either (or both) of these books →


[Suggested] Stay aware of current geopolitical news stories

One of the easiest ways to stay up-to-date of current geographical news content is to use the following Flipboard magazine. A team of IB DP Geography teachers contribute articles and videos to the magazine so you know that the content is linked to the course!


Second course - Watch


[Required] Watch the video corresponding with the unit(s) you will be starting with →

Students at International School of Geneva - Campus des Nations will be starting with Unit 3 and Unit 4 (HL).


[Suggested] Subscribe to some useful YouTube channels

I recommend you subscribe to one or all of the following YouTube channels. Try and watch new content as it appears. The idea here is to seek news from a range of different sources.

Middle East


AJ+ is an online news and current events channel run by Al Jazeera Media Network.

AJ+ is a global news community for the connected generation. We highlight human struggles and achievements, empower impassioned voices, and challenge the status quo.


DW Documentary

DW-TV is a German multilingual TV news network of Deutsche Welle.

DW Documentary gives you information beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies.


ABC News In-depth

ABC News is a public news service in Australia

Welcome to ABC News In-depth, where you'll find our long-form journalism and explainers to help you understand what's going on in the world around you.



Africanews is a multilingual news media service, formerly headquartered in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo. Budget concerns caused by the coronavirus forced the channel to permanently shift operations to a small newsroom at the headquarters of sister channel Euronews in Lyon, France.

Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision.

North America


USA TODAY is an internationally distributed American daily middle-market newspaper.

From conversations around sports and pop culture, to heartwarming human moments and the latest breaking news, USA TODAY keeps you informed and provides you with a better understanding of the world around you.


South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper owned by Alibaba Group.

Videos from Hong Kong, China and beyond, produced by the South China Morning Post.

South America

The Brazilian Report

In-depth content about Brazil, destined to foreign audiences.

News about Brazil, in English.

Third course - Listen


[Required] Listen to the podcast episode corresponds with the unit(s) you will be starting with →

Students at International School of Geneva - Campus des Nations will be starting with Unit 3 and Unit 4 (HL).