One component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) core, the extended essay is mandatory for all students. You can also read about how the IB sets deadlines for the extended essay, find examples of extended essay titles from previous DP students and learn about the world studies extended essay.Learn more about the extended essay in a DP workshop for teachers.Example: I am studying public funding for the arts because I want to find out how accessible the arts are to the working poor so I can determine whether tax dollars support cultural enrichment for all citizens regardless of their socio-economic status.
To help you find the books/articles, use these Google Books Search Google Scholar Search Amazon Search BBC History Magazine Search History Today Magazine Search (password required to access articles after search - see your teacher) In addition, for the Extended Essay you will be expected to make especially heavy use of primary sources.
I have also produced useful video: "Google Books for Student Research: 3 minute guide": Calendar of Historical Anniversaries, 2019-2020Renaissance Florence Simulation updated, relaunched Comparing / contrasting the impact on two states: the USA / the DDRVideo viewing notes: The DDR: Lost World of Communism Analyse the impact of the Cold War upon the DDRThen and Now photographs: Battlefields / Berlin Interpretation Battleships: The Treaty of Versailles French Revolution Simulation: Updated, relaunched20 question factual test: Nixons foreign policy The Watergate Scandal and the Fall of Richard Nixon Escape the Room: The Black Death!
The result of this is that IB examiners will not be able to apply the range of marks available in the assessment criteria, particularly in relation to criterion C (critical thinking).
Which subject area is of most personal interest to you?
The IA markscheme grades each section separately; the EE markscheme grades each criteria across the essay as a whole.
You will select which of your IB subjects will form the basis of your EE in the Spring Term of the first year of IB.Similarities: Both the IA and the EE in History award students who choose an interesting question which they research thoroughly and answer coherently through critical evaluation of evidence.Differences: The IA is only 1500 words long; the EE is 4,000 words.Remember that you will most likely need to revise your research question once you start to undertake your research.In this sense your research question should always be considered provisional until you have enough research data to make a reasoned argument.It gives you the chance to work closely with your History teacher to 'fast-track' your historical skills with one-to-one tutoring.As such it is a great opportunity to produce a mature academic study on something that you might never again have the chance to research.This will usually (although not always) be one of your Higher Level subjects.The supervisor will set a series of internal deadlines and meetings for each student to ensure the completion of the study in a timely fashion.Is there something you are especially curious about in one of your IB courses?Did one of your ERP's from an earlier grade spark an idea that can be researched?