The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) consists of eight subject groups integrated through five interactive areas providing global contexts for learning.
The MYP’s core features six lenses for learning that provide powerful opportunities to engage in the study of issues that affect students today. Using a common language, teachers organize the curriculum through the following Global Contexts:
Identities and relationships – “Who we are” incorporates the nature of self, value and beliefs with the rights with the responsibilities it means to be human.
Orientation in Space and Time – “Where we are in place and time” explores personal histories and the interconnectedness of individuals, civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
Personal and Cultural Expression – “How we express ourselves” examines how we express ideas, feelings, culture, beliefs and values.
Scientific and Technical Innovation – “How the world works” explores the natural world and its laws, including the impact that scientific and technological advances have on society and the environment.
Globalization and Sustainability – “How we organize ourselves” deals with the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities and how these systems impact humankind and the environment.
Fairness and Development – “Sharing the planet” leads through inquiry into the rights and responsibilities humans have in sharing the limited resources with ourselves and other living things.