The IB global lessons for 2011 focus on the theme for this year's World Health Day: antimicrobial resistance.
World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the founding of the World Health Organization. Each year, the WHO selects a key global health issue and organizes international, regional and local events on the Day and throughout the year to highlight the selected area.
Make global health a subject for teaching and learning
Inspiration for teaching and learning
Please use or adapt these curriculum designs for your own context and timing. They are models of good practice useful for professional development and school-based planning. For IB World Schools, they offer opportunities to address Programme standards and practices for IB philosophy, organization, and curriculum.
These web resources specifically support ideas for teaching and learning found in this year's curriculum documents:
There are many suggestions for other learning engagements that schools, classes, and individuals can undertake for World Health Day. Search "anti-microbial resistance" or "global diseases" or "global health" using your favorite search engine. Share your discoveries by adding a comment below!
Share your own lesson plans or ideas for activities with others
Post unit plans, lesson plans or ideas for activities for World Health Day in any subject to this website. Please contribute in the area For teachers and tag with:
Further information, resources and links about World Health Day and global disease
See also suggestions for additional resources in the curriculum resources developed for each programme.
How about a suggestion for your book club? Consider Tracy Kidder's, Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World (The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer), 2003.
Want to learn and do more? There are project organizers for 'health and disease' in each volume of the Global Issues series, published by Oxford University Press (OUP) in cooperation with the IB. These resources-- developed especially for students across all five years of the IB Middle Years Programme-- read more about in the IB Store.
This is a new write-in resource supports interdisciplinary learning and mirrors best classroom practice . It can be purchased directly from OUP.
Capture your inquiry, reflection, and action
Keep a record of what happens in the lesson or activity or any action or inquiry that results. Consider sharing your work with others in the IB community. In writing, photos, video or audio recording, post to this site.
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