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Welcome Parents!. IB History of the Americas. Higher Level IB History of the Americas. 2 Year Course Junior Year: United States, Canada, & Latin America Colonial through 1900 20 th Century domestic topics: Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement. Higher Level IB History of the Americas.

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Welcome Parents!

IB History of the Americas


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Higher Level IB History of the Americas

  • 2 Year Course

  • Junior Year: United States, Canada, & Latin America Colonial through 1900

    • 20th Century domestic topics: Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement


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Higher Level IB History of the Americas

  • Senior Year: Contemporary World History

    • Prescribed Subjects (all 3)

    • 20th Century Topics

      • Causes, practices, effects of war

      • The rise and rule of single-party states

      • The Cold War


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IB EXAM – May 2010

  • Cumulative!

  • All essays – students must show depth and analysis


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IB Exam - Paper 1

  • 1 hour

  • Document based question (usually 5 sources, some primary, some secondary)

  • Total of 4 questions

  • 20% of IB Score


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IB Exam - Paper 2

  • 1½ Hours

  • Must Answer 2 separate questions

  • 30 questions to choose from, 5 from each topic

  • 25% of IB Score


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IB Exam - Paper 3

  • 2 ½ hours

  • Students must answer three questions from 25 choices

  • Most questions centered in Junior Year of study

  • 35% of IB Score


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Internal Assessment

  • Completed senior year (practice Junior year)

  • Historical Investigation

  • 20% of IB Grade


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Internal Assessment

  • Historical Investigation Examples:

    • A historical topic or theme using written sources or a variety of sources

    • A historical topic based on fieldwork; museum, archaeological site, battlefields, churches, etc.


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Internal Assessment

  • Historical Investigation Examples:

    • A historical problem using documents

    • A local history project

    • A history project based on oral interviews

    • A historical investigation based on interpreting a novel, film, art, etc.


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Internal Assessment

  • Written account, 1500-2000 words including:

    • Outline plan of investigation

    • Summary of evidence

    • Evaluation of sources

    • An analysis

    • A conclusion


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Keys to Success

  • Read each assignment carefully

  • Keep up with the reading

  • Hand assignments in on time

  • Take tests and quizzes on time

  • Concentrate AND participate in class

  • Be organized – save notes, assignments, etc.

  • Ask Questions