History 42S IB

Course Information

History 42S IB 2021-2022

IB Group 3 Aims

IB History Assessment Objectives

IB Exams (May 2022)

Paper 1/2 – May 4 PM     Paper 3 – May 5 AM

May 2022 Exam Guide

Last Year’s Exam Papers

Guide to IB Paper 1

Paper 2 Practice Questions (Authoritarian States)

Paper 2 Criteria

Paper 3 Practice Questions (Russia)

Paper 3 Practice Questions (France)

Paper 3 Criteria


Exam Prep Sessions – Recordings from 2021

Monday – Imperial Russia, Revolution, and the Establishment of the Soviet Union 1855-1924 (Paper 3)

Tuesday – French Revolution and Napoleon 1774-1815 (Paper 3)

Wednesday – Authoritarian States (Paper 2)

Thursday – Move to Global War (Paper 1)


Electronic versions of textbooks (if available)


Cornell Notes Tutorial

IB History Essay Rubric


Historical Analysis and Interpretation

Writing Essays – IB Tips

Thesis / Essay Writing PPT


Historical Investigation (Internal Assessment)

  • Students must propose a research question via email by the end of Jan. 12, 2022. I will get back to you with an approval or some feedback on how to make it better.
  • The first draft of the historical investigation is due on Jan. 28, 2022
  • The final draft of the historical investigation is due on Feb. 7, 2022

Historical Investigation Instructions – from the IB

Oxford Textbook IA Guide

IB Historical Investigation Rubric

Historical Investigation Initial Planning Form

Research Notes Template Editable

Chicago Citation Guide

Guide to Part A and Part C Historical Investigation

Values and Limitations of types of sources

IA Weebly – A really informative website on how to do the IA

IA Example A (20)

                    Example A Assessment Criteria

                    Example A Marks and Comments

IA Example B (20)

                    Example B Marks and Comments

IA Example C (14) 

IA Example D (13)

                    Example D Marks and Comments

IA Example E (9)




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