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International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme: Community Projects

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Community Project Objective

Identities and Relationships

Who we are

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Databases

eBooks

Community Organizations

Scientific and Technical Innovation

How the world works

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical a

nd biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

Databases

eBooks

Local Community Organziations


Dimensions of Time and Space

Where we are in place and time

 

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

Databases

eBooks

Community Organizations

Globalization and Sustainability

How we organize ourselves

 

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Databases

eBooks

Local Community Organziations

Personal and Cultural Expression

How we express ourselves

 

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Databases

eBooks

Websites

Local Community Organziations

Fairness and Development

Sharing the planet

 

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things;communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities;peace and conflict resolution.

Databases

eBooks

Websites

Local Community Organziations

Contact Information

Westlake Middle/High School Library Media Center  | 825 Westlake Drive | Thornwood, NY  10594 | (914) 769-8311 ext. 1800