Interdisciplinary Units (IDU)
Many of the problems that we face in our world today are extremely complex. Finding solutions to these issues requires thinking that goes beyond the disciplines. In order to give our students opportunities to consider complex issues and develop creative solutions, we offer interdisciplinary classes in grades 6-8 and interdisciplinary units throughout the MYP. Each of these units is collaboratively planned and in grades 6-8 the classes are co-taught.
In grade 6, students investigate the environmental, social, and economic impacts of mega-projects around the world. In grade 7, students consider what it means to be an ethical consumer and how their everyday choices impact the world. Finally, in grade 8, students learn about food supply systems and determine how they might feed themselves and their community if there were a disaster that disrupted the existing systems.