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June: Anniversaries and updates

4 June 2019

Anniversaries of world changing events and updates to Paper 2 Cold War topic to bring it in line with the ammendments for 2020. more

May: Should governments apologise for crimes of the past?

6 May 2019

With the May History IB examinations imminent, we wish the best of luck to all of your students!Here we ponder the signficance of some more... more

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  • 17 Jul Jo Thomas
    Internal Assessment (IA)
    Hi Alan The map should be in the appendix and then reference made to it if necessary in the main body with a footnote saying it is in Appendix. Jo
  • 15 Jul Alan Greenbank
    Internal Assessment (IA)
    Good evening, Jo. Could you provide me with advice about the inclusion of map in Section 2 of an IA. Should the map be included as an appendix or may it be inserted in the body of the investigation paragraph? Regards, Alan
  • Hi Maria It was an A grade - all the EEs that we have uploaded are high scoring A grade essays Jo
  • Hello, What's the grade student received on this essay?
  • Hi Keon the aim of this site is to provide both content and activities (following the IB emphasis on ATL) for students on each topic as well as essay practice, video ideas, model answers etc We do not have pages of just plain notes - but...
  • 24 Jun Jo Thomas
    Paper 2
    Hi Sue that would be the Americas region if you are writing about women during WW2 in America. Fine to cover while you are doing the war in Asia!
  • I think it is better to give the summary of the materials than to give all these tasks....
  • 20 Jun Sue Swartling
    Paper 2
    Hello , Jo Concerning the impact of war on women ; if I use the impact of 2nd ww on women in the USA ... which region would that be ? I ask because of the problem of covering 2 wars from different regions . I plan to teach the 2nd...
  • 18 Jun Michael Weisser
    2. IA: Getting the question right
    Once again, I greatly appreciate the feedback. Take care!
  • Hi Michael Both are possible but the first option looks particularly interesting re impact of - education policy on equality (focusing just on women would also work well.)
  • 18 Jun Michael Weisser
    2. IA: Getting the question right
    I have a student interested in doing her IA about Castro/Cuba. I would like to briefly summarize some ideas she thought of and would appreciate any feedback. 1. She wants to do something with his educational policy. Perhaps a focus on the...
  • Thanks for pointing this out, Antoinette - it should be sorted now!

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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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