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Your digital workbook is designed to help expand your work on the core concepts within each online session. A wide range of activities, real classroom examples, infographics, and self-assessments will help enhance your understanding of each concept as it relates to your specific DP and MYP subjects.
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Inside the IBDP Global Politics Teacher Toolkit Structure
SESSION 1 - Planning
This section serves as your introduction to the toolkit, outlining the scope and sequence of the course. It concludes with a final tip to help you plan your lessons effectively.
SESSION 2 - Teaching
This is the toolkit's core, offering in-depth guidance on various topics within Global Politics. From Power, Sovereignty, and International Relations to Human Rights, Development, and Peace and Conflict, this section provides the foundational knowledge and teaching strategies you need to excel. It wraps up with some final thoughts to ponder.
SESSION 3 - The Internal Assessment:
This section is a comprehensive guide to the internal assessments, including the Engagement Activity and the HL Extension Oral Presentation. It concludes with final thoughts to help you prepare your students effectively.
SESSION 4 - The External Assessments
Here, you'll find detailed overviews and tips for Papers 1 and 2. This section aims to prepare both educators and students for external assessments.
SESSION 5 - The Approaches & The DP Core:
This section introduces the IBDP educational philosophy, including the Learner Profile, Approaches to Learning (ATL), and Approaches to Teaching (ATT). It also discusses integrating these elements into the DP Core of the Global Politics course.
SESSION 6 - Appendix: Global Politics Fundamentals
: Ideal for those new to the IB, this section provides an overview of the aims and objectives of the course. It also offers guidance on choosing theoretical theories and selecting case studies and materials. Whether you're
Anu has been teaching since 2005 around the world at various schools including Morocco and South Korea. Her teaching focus has always been on student-centered learning, writing across the curriculum, and using a flipped classroom. She is passionate about teaching Global Politics and has her masters in multicultural urban education.
DP History and TOK Coordinator
Melanie has been teaching DP Global Politics, along with DP History and TOK since 2007. She has been the DP Coordinator at her school since 2012 and on the board of the MNIB regional association since 2014. She leads professional development workshops on ATL, integrating ToK and the LP, assessment, unit planning, service learning, and fostering global competency at her school. She also has experience coordinating the CAS and EE programs.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the toolkit help me with IA & EA?
This toolkit includes both content to deepen your knowledge of the assessments and 30+ downloadable resources on the EAs and IA. This includes:
Explanations and examples of how to conduct your IA including scheduling the IOs, preparing your guiding questions, and sample subsequent questions that can best support your students.
Detailed information on using the rubric to grade your students' assessments.
Assessment samples to practice your marking.
Lesson activities to help you prepare your students for the IO, Paper 1, Paper 2, and the HL Essay.
Can an experienced DP Global Politics teacher benefit from using the IB toolkit?
Definitely! With over 50+ printable resources and lots of classroom ideas and expert advice, our toolkit includes a wide variety of ideas to spark your creativity and get you excited about teaching DP Global Politics.
Can I use this for all my teachers at my school and district?
Yes! This DP Global Politics toolkit is designed to work with our other Ibtrove toolkits so all your teachers deepen their knowledge in their IB subject and have classroom examples and downloadables to use in their classroom.
Bundle this toolkit with our other Ibtrove toolkits to create a customized learning plan for your teachers!
The DP Global Politics Teacher Toolkit 2.0 is an all-encompassing online resource designed to assist educators in delivering a top-notch Global Politics course within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
What fellow educators say about this toolkit:
"The handouts are phenomenal. I saved everything. I cannot get over how brilliantly organized and relevant the handouts were. I can see how to adapt those to make use of them in my course"
“Using Ibtrove courses I was able to get all 20 of my IB teachers trained quickly with minimal disruption to their schedule. Plus we saved quite a bit of money which was the cherry on top.”
“The IBDP EconomicsTeacher Toolkit was created by an IBDP Economics teacher to help other IBDP Economics teachers to teach their classes. This toolkit is a great resource for both new and experienced IBDP Economics teachers. ”