International Baccalaureate (IB)
Middle Years Program (MYP) Curriculum
The MYP identifies six global contexts for teaching and learning that are developed from, and extend, the PYP’s transdisciplinary themes.
- Identities and Relationships
Who am I? Who are we? Students will explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human.
- Orientation in Space and Time
What is the meaning of “where” and “when”? Students will explore personal histories; homes and journeys; turning points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspectives.
- Personal and cultural expression
What is the nature and purpose of creative expression? Students will explore 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.
- Scientific and Technical Innovation
How do we understand the world in which we live? Students will explore the natural world and its laws; the interaction between people and the natural world; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on
communities and environments; the impact of environments on human activity; how humans adapt environments to their needs.
- Globalization and Sustainability
How is everything connected? Students will explore the interconnectedness of human-made
systems and communities; the relationship between local and global processes; how local experiences mediate the global; the opportunities and tensions provided by world interconnectedness; the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment.
- Fairness and development What are the consequences of our common humanity?
Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship between communities; sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
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