G7 I&S: Fighting the First World War
G8 I&S: Stalin’s Soviet Union
G10 History: The Hungarian Revolution
MUN Design: The Social and Economic Council in Afghanistan
For G10 History, students started their new unit on the Causes of the Collapse of the Soviet Union. We have already extensively studied the American Policy of Containment during the Cold War and we will now shift our focus to Soviet attempts to control theEastern Bloc. We evaluated primary sources surrounding the Hungarian Revolutionincluding speeches by Imre Nagy and documentary footage of the 1956 uprising.
For MUN Design, students are roleplaying as members of the UN Economic and Social Council. Students formed their own groups based upon which task they wished to evaluate in Afghanistan: The Taliban, Opium, the Ring Road, and Women’s Education. Each group wrote their UN resolutions detailing how they will solve their issues, merged them together, and created a budget that addressed each of these issues.
All classes are evaluated using the MYP assessment criteria. The content of the I&S/History classes are based upon the IGCSE standards. Although IGCSE is traditionally taught as a two-year program from Grade 9 to Grade 10, Boston International School begins the IGCSE program in Grade 7 in order to dive deeper into the content and meet the needs of the linguistic diversity of our students.