2018-2019 Course Outline

COURSE:        Individuals & Societies (year 2)

TEACHER:        Victoria van Schouwen        

CONTACT:        victoria@go.islandpacific.org



Individuals & Societies year 2 is an in-depth investigation of  the emergence of civilizations around the globe. We will be looking at the evolution of cultures, religions and technological innovations and influences and how they shaped our modern world. We will also look at the historic and scientific methods used in deciphering the human past.

The aims of MYP Individuals & Societies are to encourage and enable students to:



The following units will be covered over the course of the year.


Student Expectations

Required Materials


Island Pacific School uses the International Baccalaureate rubrics to evaluate students in reference to four distinct criteria. In this course, those criteria are as follows:


Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding 

Criterion B: Investigating  

Criterion C: Communicating  

Criterion D: Thinking Critically

For a complete list of the  MYP Individuals and Societies criteria and their relevant level descriptors for  Year 2, you can download a PDF here.

For a complete description of BC’s New Curriculum Core Competencies for Social Studies (Individuals and Societies) click here.