Transdisciplinary Themes

Web Page Created By Mrs. Ortiz

The most significant and distinctive feature of the IB Primary Years Programme are the six transdisciplinary themes

These themes provide IB World Schools with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum and effectively allow students to "step up" beyond the confines of learning within subject areas. 

  • Who we are
            Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and                     spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures;                rights and responsibilities what it means to be human

  • Where we are in place in time
            Inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the                         discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the                     interconnections of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives

  • How we express ourselves
            Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs             and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our                                        appreciation of the aesthetic

  • How the world works
            Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical             and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific                        principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the                                environment

  • How we organize ourselves
            Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure                and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact                on humankind and the environment

  • Sharing the planet
            Inquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other                people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them;                 access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution