Mark Twain International School

Geography Course Description

The Geography Course at Mark Twain IS offers students the opportunity to explore the interaction between human activities and the environment at a global scale, focusing on identifying trends and patterns between these interactions and how the patterns vary in time and space. By integrating physical, environmental and human geography concepts, this course ensures the acquisition of both socio-economic and scientific knowledge.

Geography is focused on identifying relationships at global and international scales, the processes occurring worldwide and the power and possibilities of individuals and societies to adapt and respond to change. Through all this mentioned, students will be able to understand and explain disparities between places from different perspectives.
This course is dynamic and embodies information from other disciplines, offering students in both Standard and Higher Level knowledge of multiple relevant concepts and ideas.
Geography examines aspects such as poverty, sustainability and climate change thus developing international understanding and awareness of key global issues.

For both Standard and Higher Level students, the course consists of three core units, aiming to explore geographic perspectives and global change through the study of population dynamics, global climate change and global resource consumption and security, and seven optional themes from which students have the possibility to choose one for their studies. Higher level students will go further with investigating global interactions through the extension consisting of three units focused on global interactions, human development and diversity and global risks and resilience.