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The website is an excellent resource for teachers to enhance their own understanding and provide stimulating resources and guidance for students. The History pages are very well structured, easy to access and with a clear focus on the core content and...

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My students have found the InThinking History site to be a really valuable learning tool, full of excellent advice about how to master the IB. As a teacher I regularly use the resources as part of my lessons and for homework. The InThinking site team...

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April: Focus on exams!

1 April 2019

Photo by Green Chameleon on UnsplashMay exams are fast approaching so we have put up a revision section for students to give some tips on how... more

March: International Women's Day

6 March 2019

Some thoughts on International Women's Day, interesting articles and site update.Marie Stopes in her laboratory more

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  • Hi Ken Thanks for the feedback! I can't get the link to work for some reason on this page - have tried everything! - so have changed the task (it was from US history Social and cultural effects of the depression)
  • Great site; thanks so much. Encountered a problem. Question 2, task 1, "this webpage" is a dead link.
  • Thanks Katie for the heads-up on the missing link - it's now sorted! (and on the Paper 3 page as well)
  • 16 Apr Katie Hamilton
    Case Study Topic 10: Mao (ATL)
    Hi Jo, Could you please provide an updated link for the People's Century video clip? Thank you!
  • 15 Apr SARAH VARGHESE
    2. Assessment for Paper 2
    Thank you very much
  • 12 Apr Jo Thomas
    2. Assessment for Paper 2
    Hi Sarah The only change is that the mark band for 7 - 9 will have 'partly accurate and relevant' for knowledge and 'mostly accurate and relevant' for 10 - 12 to allow for greater distinction Jo
  • 12 Apr SARAH VARGHESE
    2. Assessment for Paper 2
    Hi.Is the mark band for paper 2 the 2020 guide the same the one presented here( mark band for paper 2 2017)
  • Hi As long as the IA has a 'question' that can be researched, argued / analysed, conclusions drawn etc it should be fine - so all IB stems can work. It's just that 'To what extent.., How far, Why' tend to lead the student into lines of inquiry...
  • HI Siobhan I can't find the link anywhere else now - it was on vimeo at one point but I can't find it any more - I'll keep looking as it is very good!
  • 8 Apr Victoria Mole
    2. IA: Getting the question right
    I am panicking about my IAs. i understood from this that they can have a question that is lead by a command terms - like in the exam paper. For example Analyse the successes and failures of X OR Examine the significance of X? Is this not the...
  • 7 Apr siobhan mannion
    5. Counter-culture in the US
    Hi jo please could you send me the link too!? I can’t get it here either ! Thanks
  • thanks Stacey - its working again now!

Resources


The Move to Global War (Paper 1)

The Move to Global War (Paper 1), by Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by OUP

This text-book covers all aspects of the Move to Global War prescribed subject for Paper 1. Not only are the key themes explored, we also provide many source exercises including a full Paper 1 at the end of each chapter.

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The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (Paper 2)

The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries (Paper 2) by Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by Pearson

This text-book comprehensively covers the key themes for the Paper 2 Cold War topic. Alongside the content, we provide essay frames and guidance on essay writing skills.

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Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars (Paper 2)

Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars (Paper 2), Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by Pearson

This text-book comprehensively covers the content and skills that you need to be able to write essays on the 20th Century Wars topic for Paper 2 of the IB History examination. We cover a range of wars and focus on how these can be used as case studies to answer comparative style essay questions.

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European States in the Interwar years

European States in the Interwar years (Paper 3) by Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by Pearson

This text-book focuses on Topic 14 of the European region for IB Paper 3, The Interwar Years . We cover Germany, Italy and Spain as well as the Soviet Union, focusing not only on the content but the skills needed to write essays for Paper 3.

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History for the IB MYP 4 & 5: By Concept

History for the IB MYP 4 & 5: By Concept by Jo Thomas and Keely Rogers. Published by Hodder

For those of you doing MYP this book provides a concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to MYP History, presented in global contexts.

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