Academics: IB Geography project taking Grammar students to the streets of Halifax
Updated: Oct 31, 2019
The International Baccalaureate (IB) projects are an integral part of every IB course. The project assessments are set by IB, guided by the teacher, graded by the teacher and submitted to IB for moderation. These projects require students to demonstrate the application of their skills and knowledge while encouraging them to pursue their personal interests through inquiry.
This month, Ms. Brock and her Geography students travelled to Lawrencetown Beach with Professor Danika Van Proosdij from Saint Mary's University to analyze coastal landforms. With Ms. Brock's support, students designed their own fieldwork investigation, collected primary data, and evaluated their findings.
Here are some fieldwork questions Year 2 Geography students decided upon:
To what extent is North End Halifax a food desert?
How Globalized is Historic Barrington Street in Halifax, Canada?
What is the human impact on Lawrencetown Beach?
Is there a correlation between signs of urban stress and distance from the central business district of Halifax, Nova Scotia?
To what extent is the Central Business District of Binjiang, Hangzhou, gentrified?