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Graystripe posted a topic in HistoryHello! I am a grade 11 HL History student, and have the task of choosing a topic for both my IA and EE. I am very interested in ancient history, e.g. the Roman Empire, Alexander the Great or the Greek city states - I told my teacher that I would like to write either the HI or EE on one of these (most likely Rome), and she said that the one glaring problem with such topics is the lack of sources and the need to rely on secondary sources, since these events took place thousands of years ago. For those of you who have written either the Historical Investigation or Extended Essay on ancient history, what do you think of this? Is it any more difficult to find good sources than for an event that happened 70 years ago? Did you have enough sources? Thank you!
So I have written my EE and my topic is 'To what extent does the cultural context of an historian determine his/her analysis of the causes of the fall of the Roman Empire and influence his/her perspective?' I am just having some last minute doubts about my structure. So as I am analyzing historiography, I have it structured with: 1. Historian and what they said 2. Then source analysis (such as how their perspectives are influenced by their cultural paradigms at the time) 3. Different historian and what they said 4. Source analysis and so on I was wondering if this structure was okay? Cause I have looked at some exemplars for history EEs and none of them are structured in the same way How strict are they on structure?