IB History 20th Century


IB History Guide 
Paper 1 Prescribed subject 3 Move to Global War pg. 30  Link to The move to global war case studies 
Paper 2 Topic 10 Authoritarian States pg.44
Paper 2 Topic 12 Cold War pg. 46
IB Mark schemes for Papers 1, 2, and 3 

Guide to Paper 2 and 3 topics

Study smarter not harder

How to write a good essay

Suggestions for History IA Topics 
History Today
BBC History Magazine
University of Delaware's list of websites for studying history

IA  Deadlines are TBD 

IA work day on 8/30 
IA RQ and google submission will be due on Monday, Sept 9, 2019- Google submission will close at midnight on  9/8!!

Bibliography due by 3:10 pm  Friday, September 27 2019

IA Section 1 due by 3:10 pm  Monday, Oct 21, 2019
IA Section 2 due by 3:10 pm   Thursday, November 14, 2019

Section 3 and your Final IA Rough Draft is due by 12/20 11:30 am or by 1/6 3:10 pm
Make sure to submit to! Your IA must be submitted or no feedback or grade!! 

FINAL IA DRAFT is DUE on  by midnight! Don't ditch your other classes to submit your IA! Have it done!! 

Most library databases do not have automated citation generation capability in Chicago Style. some do, but they do a TERRIBLE job so don't use them!! 

Chicago Style guide on 17th edition
Chicago Style Handout on formatting
Chicago Style footnotes
table for Chicago Style footnotes
QVCC EDU Library 
Quick tips for Chicago Bibliography
Citing Library Databases in Chicago Style

Examples of IAs from IB 
Example 1
Example 3
Moderator remarks

Link to Review page- may require a google log in



Agenda   Homework
  • Watch "To Live" until the 1950's 
  • Mao and PRC 
  • Mao Zedong Thought - Was Mao ideologically pure or a Machiavellian politician? 
  • Chapter 6 Mao by Michael Lynch pt.1 pgs 148-160 stop at 100 Flowers Movement 
 Oct. 17
  • Oral and note card quizzes on Mao v Stalin parallel rise
  • Watch "To Live"  answer questions 
  •  Section 1 due by 8:00 am on Monday
 Oct. 15
  • IA Work Day on Section 1
  • DUE date for Section 1-hard copy is 10/21@ 8:00 am in IB basket in A200 or on my desk in D202!! 
  • Section 2 guide  
  • Next IA work day is on 11/4 on Section 2 
  • Section 2 is due 11/14 @ 8:00 am in IB basket or on my desk in d202!!  
  • Quiz on Mao and Stalin Parallel Rise on 10/17
 Oct. 11
  •  Mao and Stalin Parallel Rise- quiz will be on Thursday! 
  • Bring your IA sources to class on Tuesday for the work day!! -READ and RESEARCH!! 
 Oct. 9 
  • Quiz over reading 
  • Chinese Civil War 
  • GMD weaknesses and CCP strengths 
 Oct. 7
  • Quiz over reading 
  • Stalin Propaganda 
  • China 
  • Double Ten Revolution and beginning of instability 
 Oct. 3 
  • DBQ on Stalin 
  • Hand in Stalin Propaganda! Squee! 
 Oct 1 
  • Hand back IA bibliographies! Make sure to keep them because you will be handing them back in with your original rough draft! 
  • Stalin and his Cult of Personality 
  • Domestic policies- religion, education, minorities, women
  • DBQ on Stalin 5 minutes to read and 60 to write!
  • Stalin propaganda due! 
 Sept 27 
  • IA work day on Bibliography due by noon today!  
  • Stalin propaganda due Thursday! Stalin DBQ on Thursday! 
  • Movie Night INFO- THE LAST EMPEROR-Sunday Oct. 6 @ 5:30 pm; park on west side, doors open @ 5:30 bring in a bag of candy or a big box of kleenex! 
 Sept. 25
  • Partner note card/written quiz and oral quiz on Stalinist State 
  • Effects of purges - Who's who in Cheka, OGPU, NKVD
  • Stalin's cult of personality 
  • Stalin's Cult of Personality- due next Thursday after Stalin DBQ 
  • IA Bibliography work day on Friday! Due on Friday by end of day.  Minimum of 8 sources!!
 Sept. 23
  •  Oral and note card quiz on Magnitogorsk 
  • Stalin's economic policies Collectivization. industrialization, and 5YP
  • Measuring success or failures 
 Sept 18
  • Written Quiz on collectivization
  • Sweet Stalin activity 
  • Debrief of DBQ 
 Sept 16 
 Sept 12
  • Lenin's Domestic Policies   
  • Work on Authoritarian Leader matrix
  • Continue with IA Conversations- get your sources!! Books are required!
 Sept 10
  • Continue research on IA
 Sept 7-9  IA Topic and RQ Submission link  
 Sept 6

  • Oral and note card quizzes on Lenin in Power 
  • Bolshevik simulation 
  • Lenin's Testament
  •  IA submission of topic and research 
 Sept. 4

  • Oral and note card quizzes on NEP 
  • Bolshevik simulation 
  • Lenin's consolidation and maintenance of power  
 Aug 30 
  • Written quiz on War communism 
  • Head down to library classroom for Ms. Clark to show you where to go for IA research.
  • Start researching your topic- narrow enough to fit the word count but broad enough to find sources! 
 Aug 28 
  • War communism - in my room in a yellow folder if you need a copy! 
  • written quiz on Friday! 
 Aug 26
  • Oral and note card quizzes on Lenin 
  • Do you know Bolshek? Game to decide character assignments along with research!!
  • Bolshevik simulation  will begin on Wed. link to character assignments - Block 6 and Block 8 Please bring a print out of your character's face for the simulation! 
 Aug 22 
  • Oral and note card quizzes 
  • Historiography- Quotes - Bring this handout back on Monday!
  • Bolshevik Simulation characters - research with your partner a Bolshevik character (and possibly a back up character) 
Aug 20      
Aug 16
  • Welcome! 
  • Intro to IB History 12 
  • Reminder on how to write a successful Paper 1 -handout 1 and handout 2 - There may be formatting issues but you may download them and that will help
  • Paper 1 practice- DBQ 
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