Humanities (IB MYP IV-V)

Humanities (IB MYP IV-V)

This rubric is part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Middle Years Program, for years IV-V (Grade 9-10) curriculum for Humanities.

Humanities courses potentially consist of a broad range of traditionally separate subjects (geography, history, economics, politics, civics, sociology, anthropology, and psychology).*

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This rubric utilizes the following criteria:

  • Knowledge and Understanding: Use humanities terminology in context; and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of subject-specific appropriate to the age level using descriptions, explanations and examples.
  • Investigating: Formulate a clear and focused research question; formulate an action plan to investigate a research question; use methods accurately to collect and record information consistent with the research question; and effectively address the research question.
  • Critical Thinking: Analyze concepts, events, issues, models, and arguments; analyze and evaluate a range of sources in terms of origin and purpose, recognizing values and limitations; recognize different perspectives and their implications; and make connections between information in order to make valid, well-supported arguments.
  • Communicating: Communicate information and ideas using an appropriate style for the audience and purpose; structure information and ideas in a way that is appropriate to the specified format; and create a list of sources of information according to the task instructions (MLA style).

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Gil Anspacher Submitted by:
Gil Anspacher, Technology Coordinator & MYP Technology Teacher
Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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