Planning sheet 6.1: Topic planner for Chapter 6 ‘Health’
This planning document provides you with an overview of the contents of Chapter 6 of the Cambridge IB English B coursebook. This chapter offers course material for the topic option ‘Health’, and is supported by the IB English B website resources.
You may find this document helpful when:
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giving students a quick overview of each chapter.
In this planning document, page numbers refer to the Cambridge English B for the IB Diploma coursebook. The online resources refer to worksheets (ws) and assessment resources (as) available on the supporting website which can be found at ibdiploma.cambridge.org
Students discuss the use of euphemisms in promoting alternative medicine (page 204).
Students are invited to discuss the role of the scientific method in homeopathy (page 206).
Students learn more about the concept ‘placebo’ and its role in testing the effectiveness of alternative medicine (page 211).
Students discuss the differences between ‘facts’ and ‘beliefs’ (page 213).
Students are invited to analyse the language that is used on websites that promote alternative medicines. A suggested title reads ‘How does Ayurveda Retreat use language to convince readers of the validity of Ayurvedic medicine and encourage them to visit their health centre?’ (page 212).
Balanced – Students are asked to find a balance between open-mindedness and scepticism when exploring the subject of alternative medicine (page 203).
Open-minded – students are encouraged to be open-minded when discussing the effectiveness of homeopathy (page 206).