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IB History SL and HL

(2-year course)


Grades: 11–12 (two-year course)

Curriculum Area/Course credit: Social Studies, 1 credit each year

Prerequisite: SL no prerequisite. To enroll in the HL course students should earn a B or above in History II or C or above in AP World history or teacher recommendation

IB History is a two-year course devoted to the study of 20th century world history. Particular attention is given to the study of authoritarian regimes, both communist and fascist, and global conflicts through the concepts of change, continuity, causation, consequence, significance and perspective. The HL course also includes a regional option with three units from 20th century European History being studied; these may include a combination of the following: Europe and the First World War (1871-1918); European states in the inter-war period; International Relations in the interwar period; the USSR 1924–2000. A key skill component of the course is the critical analysis of documents and sources as well as the writing of a 2,200 word Historical Report.