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2. Rivalry, mistrust and accord: Graded student examplesfree18 June 2021
On this page you will find sample essays for the first theme of this topic.Essays relating to 'Rivalry, mistrust and accord',can be quite specific.However, if essays are on the second and third themes... more
4. End of the Cold War18 June 2021
To what extent was Gorbachev responsible for bringing about the end of the Cold War?This essay also got into the top markband. Students could do the same activity as above for this essay. more
3. Collapse of detente18 June 2021
Discuss the reasons for the collapse of Détente between the US and the USSR by 1980.The comments by the examiner for this essay were that it was a good essay that is analytical and focused. However,... more
2. Sino-US relations, 1947 - 197918 June 2021
Discuss the reasons for, and results of, changes in Sino-US relations between 1947 and 1979 This essay got into the top markband. The examiner's comments were as follows:The essay is clearly focused and... more
1. Detente 18 June 2021
To what extent did the Cold War between the USA and the USSR become less confrontational between 1970 and 1980?This essay was written by a final year IB student. It received 14/15. more
On this page you will find sample essays on this topic, written by students and graded by examiners. We have also suggested activities that can be done with these essays.‘German foreign policy was responsible... more
On the page you will find graded student essays for this topic.This essay was written by a second year student. It was got to the top of the highest markband. The examiner's comments were as follows: more
Leaders and nations: Graded student examples18 June 2021
On this page, you will find sample essays for this section - comparing leaders or nations from different regions.Essay oneThis essay takes Stalin and Truman as the two leaders to compare and contrast. more
Question PaperThe following source paper focuses on the role of Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights movement. Source AAdapted from a school text book.Martin Luther King was the driving force of the... more
This page contains a variety of essay writing exercises and essay plans for this topicTask One: Essay planningATL: Thinking skillsIn pairs plan the following essay:Assess the impact of Martin Luther King... more