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IB History Year 1

Welcome to IB History Year 1: Rights & Protest!  

This course focuses on 20th Century history with a particular focus on the development of democratic states (specifically, India and South Africa) and the Cold War. In addition, we spend additional time considering protest movements in the US and South Africa from the 1940s-1960s. Finally, we will complete the Historical Investigation, also known as the Internal Assessment, a research paper.


Supplies Requested:

  • 3 or 5 subject notebook, college ruled, with pockets (this will keep you organized since we cover 3 main themes plus the research paper).
  • Blue or black ink pens (all essays must be written in blue or black ink, as is done on the actual IB exam)
  • Highlighters for reading assignments


Advice from Past Students...

Below is the top advice given to students in IB History from students who have studied it with me before:

1. Take lots of notes & actually study them. Learn to take notes correctly.

2. Read everything. Re-read it sometimes.

3. Don't slack off - it will come back to haunt you later.

4. Pay attention and actually listen.

5. Be on time to class and do your assignments on time. Ms. B's really understanding so ask ahead of time if you need an extension.

6. Do all the homework - it will really help even if it seems boring at first.

7. If you're cool, Ms. B will be cool.

8. Participate in discussions.

9. Focus on learning and you'll get a good grade (don't just worry about the grade).

10. Ask for help if you need it. Even if you don't need help, ask questions.

11. Have fun, but also know when to get serious.

12. YouTube can help clarify important events.

13. If you try and do everything you're supposed to you'll probably get an A or B in the class.