1 - Foundations of International Relations


This unit focuses on the development of Nation States. It will explore the factors that Nations need to be become powerful.

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Key Concept


Systems - What interrelated components are needed to make a nation ‘strong’?



Related Concepts


Power, perspectives - How are nations defined as power?



Global Context


Identities and Relationships - The exploration of how Nation States developed and the identity they have.



Statement of Inquiry


Powerful Nations are developed due to complex systems.



Inquiry Questions

Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics  Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideasDebatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories 
  • What is a Nation State?
  • How did Nation States develop?
  • What is a hegemony of power?
  • Why is it important in today’s society to understand connections?
  • To what extent is having a strong military force the primary factor in developing a hegemony of power?






Unit Outline and ATL Sheets

Year 11 Individuals and Societies - International Relations - Hegemons - MYP Unit Grid


Hegemons of Power - Year 11 - Individuals and Societies - Approaches to Learning Grid