​Contextualizing Learning 

The MYP curriculum uses six different Global Contexts for contextualizing learning for students. The nature of a contextualized curriculum is one in which:
  • learning engagements are tailored to students’ unique learning styles and diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • concrete examples are used to illustrate larger concepts and theories
  • pathways towards authentic assessment are offered
  • inquiry-based teaching and learning takes place
  • opportunities for serving the community are linked to learning engagements
The six global contexts work as a lens through which a student makes connections between the content they are learning and how it applies to their local, national, and global communities.  Any of the global contexts could be used for a unit of study; teachers select the best one for challenging students to  understand content at a deeper level.
Identities and Relationships – Who am I? Who are we? Students will explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human.
Orientation in Space and Time – What is the meaning of “where” and “when”? Students will explore personal histories; homes and journeys; turning points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspectives.