Individuals and Societies
Individuals and societies incorporates disciplines traditionally studied in the humanities, as well as disciplines in the social sciences.
In this subject group, students collect, describe and analyse data used in studies of societies, test hypotheses, and learn how to interpret complex information, including original source material.
This focus on real-world examples, research and analysis is an essential aspect of the subject group.
What is the significance of individuals and societies in the MYP?
The subject encourages learners to respect and understand the world around them and equips them with the necessary skills to inquire into historical, contemporary, geographical, political, social, economic, religious, technological and cultural factors that have an impact on individuals, societies and environments.
It encourages learners, both students and teachers, to consider local and global contexts.