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This course prepares students for the IB external and internal examinations. It is the continuation of IB History of the Americas, examining a selection of world history events using the study of US history as a contextual tool. Year two focuses on the study of the causes and effects of 20th century wars and the Cold War. Students also complete a major research project.

This course requires students to identify patterns in historical events whether they are political, economic, or social. It invites comparisons between, but not judgments of, different cultures, political systems and traditions. This practice provides an excellent foundation for the promotion of international understanding and intercultural awareness necessary to prepare students for global citizenship. Above all, it fosters respect and understanding of people and events in a variety of cultures throughout the world.


Course Information

  • Course Duration: Full Year
  • Course Credits: 1
  • Grade Level: 12

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