Paper 1: The Source-based test

In IB History, at both HL and SL, students are required to demonstrate their ability to use historical sources.  There are a number of historical skills that are used by professionals instantaneously and often on a daily basis.  Every time you pick up a text, read a journal article or examine a political cartoon or graph, you probably do this quickly, almost without thinking about it.  Like many other tasks, practice leads to constant improvement and you probably don’t even ...

Paper 1: Tips to Succeed

In IB History, at both HL and SL, students are required to demonstrate their ability to use historical sources.  There are a number of historical skills that are used by professionals instantaneously and often on a daily basis.  Every time your history teacher picks up a text, reads a journal article or examines a political cartoon or graph, s/he probably does this quickly, almost without thinking about it.  Like many other tasks, practice leads to constant improvement and your teacher ...