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  1. Hey, My RQ is How significant was religion as a factor in the formation of the Taliban. My supervisor isn't helpful at all. I wrote 3500 words and she said that it's too narrative and I completely agree with that. I can't find helpful primary and secondary sources. How do I make my EE more analytical? Should I change my topic completely?
  2. Hello IB-community! I am currently in high school and need to choose my IB subjects very soon. As the title suggests, I would be very thankful if some of you would be interested in answering my question. I am currently in a rough spot mental health wise, in the way that I am unable to tolerate any excessive focus on emotionally draining subjects, due to the fact that I was diagnosed as a highly sensitive person and struggle with depressive episodes. Therefore I am hesitant as to wether choose IB, history SL or ITGS SL. Because last year I did not enjoy history at all, it was very war focused and left me "emotionally triggered" many times. I struggle because its not the history that gets me, I actually liked it for most of my life, its just all the extra in depth-detail about wars etc. that I can't handle, Then I am torn between ITGS, because I don't know what to anticipate. I am not into technology or computers very much, but it seems like a relatively relaxed subject that wouldn't get me into trouble emotionally straight away, as I really enjoy sociology too. Many thanks for your suggestions Kind regards, Saoirse
  3. Hi! I am in grade 11 full IB I am still in the process of choosing a topic for my history extended essay. I have come up with several tentative topics, and a few research questions. 1. Chinese Cultural Revolution 2. Armenian Genocide - To what extent does the Armenian Genocide affect modern Turkish-Armenian relations? >> I feel like this one may be too obvious. Does 'Turkish-Armenian relations' need to be narrowed down? 3. French Revolution - To what extent did the French Revolution improve French society? >> I feel like this one may be too simple? 'Society' may change 4. Civil Rights Movement - To what extent is American racism and racial segregation during the American Civil Rights Movement connected to Western colonization of the world during the same time period? >> Although this one I think has the most potential/detail, I do think that it may need to be edited or reworded For all of the topics, I have not done very much preliminary research (I know I should). Which one do you think has the most potential? Thank you!!!!
  4. Im currently thinking about doing the bombing of Hiroshima but I think that it is too common so im trying to think of a new topic
  5. I am currently developing my IA topic and research question, and I would love feedback on my topic in terms of appropriateness and fitting criteria. I am currently taking IB History of the Americas HL. My topic is the Smog of Donora 1948 in the United States and its effects on American and global environmental policy. My research question is: To what extent did The Smog of Donora 1948 lead to clean air acts in the United States and further environmental policy globally? Any feedback is appreciated!!
  6. Hi guys! I'm currently writing my IA about the extent to which the Boxer Rebellion could be attributed to the fall of the Qing Dynasty, and I'm struggling to find secondary sources which talk about the historical implications of the Boxer Rebellion. Most books which I've come across only seem to discuss the military tactics and strategies used by the Western powers. Do you guys know of any resources which could lead me in the right direction? Thanks!
  7. Does anyone know how many years can be used in a history EE?? I am currently looking at events that occurred in the 16th century and I will properly narrow the time span down later, but I am not sure what the max. amount of years can be??
  8. So, I am currently looking into topics that I want to do for my history ee and I've kind of hit a wall at this point. I wanted to focus my essay on the personal beliefs of 16th century English monarchs and how they influenced religious practices during the Tudor dynasty. But, I'm not sure what the exact significance of the essay would then be? Was there any direct negative or positive outcomes from the reign of the Tudor monarchs?? Does anyone have any advice on how I can expand on this topic??
  9. So I am currently starting the history extended essay and I am wondering what type of format that I should use?? I was thinking of using APA, but I was wondering what others are using for their history extended essays?
  10. Hey Guys, I haven't seen any news about the new IB History curriculum that started in the May session 2017. Was wondering if it was any different from previous history courses, and what advice any post-IB students would give to those sitting History in November!! Cheers
  11. Hey everyone, So I have started my research for my EE and I know what my topic is, it is the Sputnik Crisis, however, I am not sure about my exact RQ yet. Could you pls help? I would either want: how did the sputnik launch affect american confidence? or to what extent was the Sputnik an enduring sign of crisis in american confidence? Are these good, do u think? Thanks in advance, Eszter
  12. So, I have recently started looking into extended essay topics and I'm not really sure what to do. I'm focusing on history and so far I've come up with the idea to focus the essay on how the rise in political power of the Roman Catholic Church in medieval England affected the lives of the people. But, I'm kinda hesitant on this topic as I'm not sure if this topic would be good to write 4000 words on. Any suggestions on how I could expand upon this idea???
  13. How long do you think is too long for a time period for a history EE? Currently mine is 15 years but I just realised I included stuff from many years before that period. Does this mean I have to change the entire time span and make it broader even if I just have 1 event that was earlier compared to the rest?
  14. So I'm going to be starting in the IB next year and I have to either choose between History HL or Economics HL OR take one as HL and the other as SL, but then I'd have to have 7 subjects and I'm not sure if I'll manage. I also want to be a diplomat or go into politics or IR or law after IB. These are the subjects I've chosen so far: English A HL Norwegian A SL Math SL Biology Visual Arts HL plzz help
  15. Hey, so I'm in Pre-IB and we have our HI due soon. My topic is "How were women of Canada affected by WW1?". Do you think this is a good topic that I can get a lot of information on? Or has anyone here something similar and have any information that might be useful? And what are some tips for writing this HI? Thanks
  16. Hello, I've had quite a few problems with narrowing down my History HL IA question on the Tiananmen Square protest and the Singing Revolution. This is what I've got as of now; "How did the public views of communism and the communist rule influence the intentions behind the Tiananmen Square protest compared to the Singing Revolution?". I want it to be focused on the fact that in China they mourned a communist leader whilst in the Balkan states they were rebelling against the communist rule but as said my research question is a bit too big so a bit of help would really be appreciated:) cheers!
  17. Hi! I was just wondering if anyone had any opinions or suggestions on my Extended Essay Topic and Research Question. I'll be doing my EE in History, and I've decided to focus on the Cold War, specifically the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. We haven't gone over this in class yet but I've done a lot of individual research for Research Reports in the past (for an extra-curricular, not class related). (I'm a self-defined history junkie, which would explain my particular interest in this topic and area of focus) I'd like to base my research question on the quarantine placed on Cuba by the USA, which blocked Soviet ships from transporting more missiles into Cuba (but it wasn't called a "blockade" cuz that would be considered an act of war...trippy, isn't it? ). My Research Question is incredibly rough, but what do you think of this so far (constructive criticism is always welcome, I promise I won't cry): To what extent could the quarantine placed on Cuba by the USA in October 1962 be considered/justified as an act of brinkmanship? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY AND ALL HELP
  18. Hi guys! I'm doing my first year of IB, in Spain, studying it in Spanish (though I'd prefer it in English!) I had, as well as you my history exam of Secondary Level, and I was wondering how it had been for you; I'll tell my impressions: The first paper, for me, was South Africa and USA, rights and protests; I could have done it quite better, as I knew all the necessary data. I didn't do it as good as I had expected. In the second paper I had to choose questions from the Cold War and Wars of the XX century. Actually, I hadn't prepared them too conscious, of 123 pages of Cold War I only knew in a good way 15 pages, which were useful for answering one of the questions. For the Wars of the XX century, i was well prepared, I chose a question about the influence of foreign powers in civil wars. What, in fact, was really shocking for me was having only two questions out of six, as previous years. I was prepared for answering only one of those 6 in the cold war, and maybe 2 or 3 of XX wars. I had a little panic before the beginning of the exam, when I had discovered there were only those two questions, but I couldn't open the "questions books" to see if I had failed even before beginning. Finally, I did this part great, I hope! And you guys, how about you? Did you do well in your exams? Did you know there would be 2 questions rather than 6? Was it shocking for you?
  19. Hi, does anyone remember last years paper three?
  20. Hey everyone ?? So, my teacher is relatively bad; he hasn't given us any notes. I have my IB1 end of years in 2 weeks and I would be grateful if anyone would mind sharing their notes with me. Any notes concerning the syllabus are welcome, but especially on imperial russia, Treaty of Versailles, the World Wars and the authoritalian states. Thanks already!
  21. Hey guys, I decided to chose history for my EE and I'm talking about the extent to which german military attacks on civilians of Poland were deliberate (in 1939) Could i have some feedback on the question and also, how should i structure it? Im not sure if i should begin with cases of deliberate attacks against civilians and then analyse them or something else pls
  22. For my IA I am planning to analyse one primary source in "identification and evaluation of sources" section. I'm now confused with definition of the primary source. The source I want to use is a work based on letters of person at the time and has many citations in it. I understand that its Technically a secondary source but maybe I can just quote the person and use it as primary source in my analysis. To sum up, can you take primary sources, quoted letter in my case, out of secondary ones and analyse it as a primary source in OPVL
  23. Hey, for my Extended Essay for History I want to write a comparative essay on Lenin and Stalin and the extent to which they followed Marxist ideology. Is this considered "trivial nature"? Also, how would I frame my question. I also want to utilise case studies from Hitler/Mussolini's reign to demonstrate that a lot of their policies were similar or even the same as Stalin/Lenin's. Some ideas I had were. How successful were both Lenin and Stalin in following Marxist Ideology? To what extent were both Lenin and Stalin implement Marxist ideology after the fall of Tsarist Russia in 1917?
  24. Is anyone doing The Move to Global War for their history paper 1? If yes, what are your predictions, seeing as the specimen was about Japan.
  25. Guys, I was practicing the answer to the classical question of the causes that led to the outbreak of WW1 (examine the role of colonialism rivalry that led to the outbreak of WW1), and lacked some specific examples of historians from each current (revisionist, marxist, and those who blame the politicians and ministers for incompetence). The historiography only includes historians, right? We cannot include, for example, Lenin or Lloyd George? My teacher didn't really develop this and I am essentially for the first time looking at this to answer questions in History. Could you help me out in explaining how I can use historiography to achieve top marks in my essays, and give me specific details of historians who defend revisionism, marxism (communism), the blame to politicians and many other currents you find important to develop? Grateful, Richard