IB History 11 and IB History SL 12

Course Outline

The DP history course is a world history course based on a comparative and multi-perspective approach to history. It involves the study of a variety of types of history, including political, economic, social and cultural, and provides a balance of structure and flexibility. Students are encouraged to think historically, develop historical skills and knowledge. There are six key concepts that have particular prominence throughout the DP history course: change, continuity, causation, consequence, significance and perspectives.  Using two case studies from different regions of the world, teachers select one subject to be studied from the following; military leaders; conquest and its impact; the move to global war; rights and protest; conflict and intervention. The curriculum also includes two world history topics, taken from a list of 12 possible topics, which are studied through the use of topic examples, from more than one region of the world.

The final grade comprises an external component of 75 percent and an internal component of 25 percent. The internal component (25 percent) consists of a historical investigation of up to 2200 words on a topic chosen by the student.  The external component (75 percent) consists of a final examination which is comprised of a source-based paper, and an essay paper based on the world history topics.

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