IB History - World History Mrs. Patrice Goldman email@example.com 303-982-4447
IB Business and Management Mr. Clay Thielking firstname.lastname@example.org 303-982-4495
This course is available for all students to earn an IB Certificate
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE HISTORY
History is the attempt, made by professional historians to record and reconstruct the past through the study of evidence derived from a variety of sources. It is concerned with the study of Man in Society in the widest context: political, social, economic, and cultural. It is concerned both with trends and developments, with change and continuity through time, and with unique and specific events. History can never be objective in an absolute sense and the contribution of every historian must contain a subjective element. In so far as history is “a dialogue between the present and the past,” every generation must rewrite its own history in the light of new evidence and under the influences of its particular attitudes and prejudices. History is also part science, in its approach to evidence, and part art, in recording and communicating its findings. Historians are partly painstaking scientific researchers and partly creative artists. These are some of the basic features of history that candidates studying it for the International Baccalaureate should be capable of understanding and recognizing.
IB History is a two-year course that is global in scope and therefore qualifies as the required provincial Global Studies credit. The study involves the late 19th century to modern day through the study of:
a) Causes, practices, and the effects of war;
c) Rise of single party states;
d) East-West relations after 1945
e) The Middle East
In addition to regular testing procedures, there are 750-1000 word papers required throughout the course and an internal assessment due in the winter of the student’s second year. There will be an in-school examination process and the IB offers a final external exam, at the higher level, for which all students will be expected to prepare. The higher level option in history requires students to develop a more comprehensive understanding of a wider variety of regional historical topics.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT