IB Geography

Students studying IB Geography are expected to be able to:

Images

  • Interpret and analyse maps using latitude, longitude, direction, scale, grid references
  • Interpret and (where appropriate) draw and annotate isoline, choropleth, flow, dot, topographic, and topological maps
  • Interpret satellite and aerial photos and cross sections (cross profile)

Graphs

  • Interpret and construct: line, pie, bar scatter, triangular, logarithmic and bi-polar graphs, flow charts, radial diagrams, population pyramids and Lorenz curves

Statistical tests and indices

  • Interpret and calculate: total, mean, median, mode, frequency, range, density, percentage, ratio, Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, chi squared test, nearest neighbour index, location quotient, diversity index, HDI, dependency ration and measures of spatial interaction (gravity models)

Research methods

  • Observe and record information by: interviewing, draw a field sketch and taking photographs, measuring, judging, recording, classifying, describing trends, patterns and relationships in data, predicting, identifying anomalies, making decisions, concluding and evaluating research methods

Writing Skills

  • Evaluate geographic information in terms of reliability, relevance, bias, and accuracy
  • Synthesize information, respond appropriately to command terms and present a coherent argument


Table of ContentsEdit

Core Themes - Part 1 - Patterns and Change (SL/HL)Edit

The four topics are compulsory:

  1. Populations in transition0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  2. Disparities in wealth and development0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  3. Patterns in environmental quality and sustainability0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  4. Patterns in resource consumption0% developed  as of April 29, 2011

Optional Themes - Part 2 (SL/HL)Edit

At standard level 2 options must be studied, at higher level 3 are required.

A. Freshwater - issues and conflicts0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
B. Oceans and their coastal margins0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
C. Extreme Environments0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
D. Hazards and disasters - risk assessment and response0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
E. Leisure, sport and tourism0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
F. The geography of food and health0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
H. Urban environments

Extension Themes - Part 3 - Global Interactions (HL)Edit

  1. Measuring global interactions0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  2. Changing space - the shrinking world0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  3. Economic interactions and flows0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  4. Environmental change0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  5. Social-cultural exchanges0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  6. Political outcomes0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
  7. Global interactions at the local level0% developed  as of April 29, 2011
Last modified on 30 April 2011, at 12:29