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IB History. The New Stuff. Aims. promote an understanding of history as a discipline, including the nature and diversity of its sources, methods and interpretations encourage an understanding of the present through critical reflection upon the past

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Ib history

IB History

The New Stuff


Ib history

Aims

  • promote an understanding of history as a discipline, including the nature and diversity of its sources, methods and interpretations

  • encourage an understanding of the present through critical reflection upon the past

  • encourage an understanding of the impact of historical developments at national, regional and international levels

  • develop an awareness of one’s own historical identity through the study of the historical experiences of different cultures.


Objectives

Objectives

  • Knowledge & Understanding

  • Application & Interpretation

  • Synthesis and Evaluation

  • Use of Historical Skills


Hl vs sl

HL vs SL

  • HL = 240 hours

  • SL = 150 hours

  • HL= SL = Regional Option


Structure

Structure

  • Prescribed Subjects

    • Document Based Study

  • History Topics

    • Broad and flexible

  • HL Option

    • More specific and in-depth

  • Historical Investigation


Route 1 europe islamic world

Route 1: Europe & Islamic World

  • Prescribed Subjects:

    • Origin & rise of Islam c. 500-661

    • The Kingdom of Sicily 1130-1302

  • Topics:

    • Dynasties and Rulers

    • Society and Economy

    • Wars and warfare

    • Intellectual, artistic and cultural developments

    • Religion and the state

  • HL Option

    • Aspects of the history of Medieval Europe & the Islamic world


Route2 world history

Route2: World History

  • Prescribed Subjects:

  • Peacemaking and peacekeeping - international relations, 1918-1936

  • The Arab Israeli conflict, 1945-1979

  • Communism in Crisis, 1976-89


Route 2 world history

Route 2: World History

  • 20th Century World History Topics:

    • Causes, practices, effects of wars

    • Democratic states - challenges and responses

    • Origins and development of authoritarian and single party states

    • Nationalist and independence movements in Africa and Asia and post 1945 central and eastern European states

    • The Cold War


Americas sections

Independence movements

Nation Building & Challenges

US Civil War

Development of Modern nations 1865-1929

Americas in Global Affairs 1880-1929

The Mexican Revolution 1910-1940

The Great Depression

The Second World War

Political developments 1945-1979

The Cold War and the Americas

Civil Rights and Social Movements

Into the 21st Century 1980-2000

Americas Sections


Europe middle east sections

French Revolution & Napoleon

Unification & Consolidation of Italy & Germany

Ottoman Empire 1800-1900

Western & Northern Europe 1848-1914

Imperial Russia, revolutions, Emergence of Soviet State, 1853-1924

European diplomacy & the First World War

War a& change in the Middle East, 19114-1949

Interwar years, 1919-1939

USSR & eastern Europe, 1924-2000

The Second World War and Post War Western Europe, 1939-2000

Post War Middle east, 1945-2000

Social & Economic developments1800-2000

Europe & Middle East Sections


Route 2 world history1

Route 2: World History

  • HL Options

    • Aspects of the History of Africa

    • Aspects of the History of Americas

    • Aspects of the History of Europe and the Middle East

    • Aspects of the History of Asia and Oceana


Suggested hours

Suggested Hours


Assessment sl

Assessment - SL

External Assessment (2.5 Hours)

  • Paper 1 - Prescribed Subjects30%

  • Paper 2 - Topics45%

    Internal Assessment

  • Historical Investigation25%


Assessment hl

Assessment - HL

External Assessment (5 hours)

  • Paper 1 - Prescribed Subjects20%

  • Paper 2 - Topics25%

  • Paper 3 - HL Option35%

    Internal Assessment

  • Historical Investigation20%


Activity

Activity

In groups of two peruse the Guide:

  • What do you like, what do you dislike?

  • Discuss possible areas of overlap with current curriculum

  • Compare required hours to current courses and requirements

  • Strengths and issues with this curriculum

  • Route 1 or 2? SL or HL? Which regional Option?


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