Since 2008, the IB has encouraged IB WorldSchools to take part in global lessons on poverty, peace and conflict, andenvironmental stewardship.
This year, with a renewed focus on ourengagement with global issues, the IB would like to invite you and your schoolto join in inquiry and action on globalhealth and disease. The World Health Organization has established 7 April 2011 as World Health Day, anannual observance whose topic this year is antimicrobialresistance and its global spread.
To support schools in their participation, wewill publish curriculum planning documents in early March through the IB’s Global Engage website(formerly known as the community theme). As models fordeveloping a focus on this important world issue, teachers in the IB educator’snetwork (IBEN) are preparing a PYP planner for “How the world works,” an MYPunit plan integrating science and mathematics, and Diploma Programme lessonplans for theory of knowledge (TOK) and biology.
How can you join in?
Plan to observe World Health Dayacross programmes or in school events and assemblies
Consider ways to use WorldHeath Day as the context for teaching and learning in early April 2011
Reserve collaboration time thisspring to consider how your IB programme(s) can use the curriculum models thatwill be available in early March
We encourage you to join hands acrossthe globe in lessons or activities at your IB World School. Our reflection andaction as individuals—and as part of the IB continuum of internationaleducation—can make the world a better place.
Should you have any questionsregarding 2011’s global lesson please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.