12.1 Unit planner

Here is an overview of this unit: Culture and wellbeing. 

Conceptual understanding

  • The key concepts for this unit are culture, identity and transformation.
  • Related concepts for this unit include wellbeing and technology.
  • The purpose of this unit is to understand how social and cultural pressures have adverse effects on individuals' mental health.
  • The learning has been contextualised by exploring the effects of the global pandemic and technology on people's mental health.
Lines of inquiry
  • In what ways can the language of film, comedy, poetry and song lyrics express people's darkest feelings? (factual)
  • What is culture? How do cultural constructs affect people's mental health? (conceptual)
  • To what extent are increasing rates of mental health issues caused by technology, culture or unrealistic societal expectations? (debatable)
Learning goals

  • We aim to develop an understanding of and appreciation for the language of poetry, comedy, song lyrics and film.
  • We aim to develop speaking and analytical skills.
  • We aim to become better global citizens, through an exploration of different cultures, communities and histories.
9-week overview

  1. Portfolio activities 5.1 Under pressure (3-4 weeks SL/HL)
  2. Portfolio activities 5.2 This dark thing (3-4 weeks SL/HL)
  3. Mock individual oral (1 week)


  • Mock Individual Oral (SL/HL)

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