|The IB has set the aims and objectives for eight different Subject Areas. These areas are:||click for details|
|•||Language A (Usually the school’s language of instruction)|
|•||Language B (A modern foreign language learned at school)|
|•||Technology (The nature, processes and impact of Technology)|
|•||Humanities (History, Geography)|
|•||Physical Education (a healthy, active lifestyle, optimal fitness, social skills and reflection)|
|•||Sciences (General Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics)|
|•||Arts (Music, Art/Design, Drama)|
|At Lamar High School, in grades 9 and 10, the teachers develop and use MYP unit plans to meet the aims and objectives of these Subject Areas.|
A feature of the MYP is that students, mostly through their selected courses and whole school activities, will experience five common themes. These are called Areas of Interaction. They bind the various disciplines together.
The five areas are:
|•||Approaches to Learning |
Developing effective ways to think, learn, reflect and communicate.
|•||Community and Service |
Developing awareness, involvement, service and reflection.
|•||Health and Social Education |
Developing complete and healthy lives through physical, social and emotional health and intelligence.
Developing awareness of and responsibility for personal, local and global issues, including elements of action and reflection.
|•||Human Ingenuity |
The evolution, processes and products of human creativity.