An Extended Essay in History involves examining a significant local, regional or global event which occurred at least 10 years ago. The essay should focus on a systematic investigation and critical analysis of source material rather than describing and summarising a historic event. The strongest essays have a narrowly-focused research question and include the use of both primary and secondary sources.
For more details about this Extended Essay option, read the subject-specific guidance from the IB Extended Essay guide below.
For recommendations from the examiner, read the Extended Essay report below.
Example essays and examiner comments: