Sample topic: Change in culture and communities

Lesson Progression Overview

I recommend the following as a general framework for planning your units of instruction for IGCSE GP. Begin with direct instruction and guided investigation of the topic in stage 1; stage 2 has the students performing independent research about the topic; in stage 3 students present their research findings and critique each others' research conclusions using a rubric (stage 4). Finally, in stage 5 students revise their conclusions and strengthen their arguments based on peer feedback. In this way, you can both develop the argumentation and academic writing skills needed for exam success, while also giving students both breadth and depth of knowledge of a GP topic.