Environmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma (second edition) follows the latest syllabus for first examination in 2017.
Environmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma (second edition) encourages critical and reflective thinking skills and promotes international-mindedness. ESL speakers are supported throughout with a focus on vocabulary and straightforward explanation of topics appropriate for ESL Students.
Real-world case studies bring theory to life and motivat....
[show more]e students to delve into current global issues. Theory of Knowledge is integrated throughout with added discussion points to spark debate in class. Exam-style questions build skills on analysis, evaluation and interpretation. Additional teacher support offers help with planning lessons, differentiated learning and guidance about the Internal Assesssment, fieldwork, exam preparation and Extended Essays.
• Real-world case studies delve into current global issues accompanying questions that aim to build students skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
• Exam-style questions at the end of each topic promote holistic learning of the subject area as a whole. Teachers are provided with answers to these questions in the free teacher resources to save time.
• Key words and the authors' straightforward writing style mean that ESL speakers are supported throughout.
Topic 1: Foundations of environmental systems and societies
1.1 Environmental value systems
1.2 Systems and models
1.3 Energy and equilibria
1.5 Humans and pollution
Topic 2: Ecosystems and ecology
2.1 Species and populations
2.2 Communities and ecosystems
2.3 Flows of energy and matter
2.4 Biomes, zonation and succession
2.5 Investigating ecosystems
Topic 3: Biodiversity and conservation
3.1 An introduction to biodiversit....
3.2 Origins of biodiversity
3.3 Threats to biodiversity
3.4 Conservation of biodiversity
Topic 4: Water and aquatic food production systems and societies
4.1 Introduction to water systems
4.2 Access to fresh water
4.3 Aquatic food production systems
4.4 Water pollution
Topic 5: Soil systems and terrestrial food production systems and societies
5.1 Introduction to soil systems
5.2 Terrestrial food production systems and food choices
5.3 Soil degradation and conservation
Topic 6: Atmospheric systems and societies
6.1 Introduction to the atmosphere
6.2 Stratospheric ozone
6.3 Photochemical smog
6.4 Acid deposition
Topic 7: Climate change and energy production
7.1 Energy choices and security
7.2 Climate change-causes and impacts
7.3 Climate change-mitigation and adaptation
Topic 8: Human systems and resource use
8.1 Human population dynamics
8.2 Resource use in society
8.3 Solid domestic waste
8.4 Human population carrying capacity
Answers to self-assessment questions
Answers to end-of-topic questions
Answers to case study questions