IB History Coursework - The
Internal Assessment and Extended Essay
The key to a successful Internal
Assessment or Extended Essay is choosing the right topic. It can
be just about on any topic you like from any historical period. It
does not have to be covered in any other aspect of the IB
syllabus. As well as being something
you are interested in, it should also present with you with source
materials that can be easily evaluated. Local and personal history topics are
ideal but so are those topics which enable us to
use the most of the ICT facilities at the school to use the
Internet to access online resources and archives.
Our local region has inspired a range of Internal
Assessments from Roman Toulouse to
WWII. But local
history might also mean 'where you are from'. For example, Robin's
2005 IA examined the experience of the Island of Jersey during the
Heritage and museums
Declassified and archive work.
The IB course is an obvious source of ideas. With so much
content to get through in less than two years you might enjoy the
opportunity to spend a bit more time examining a period or event
in a little more detail.
Film - David
Film History website at the University of Adelaide was one
of the pioneering history sites on the web. No longer updated (he
now works in the US for Liberty
Fund) his site still provides plenty of useful
information for history students interested in the cinema.