DP 20th Century World History
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DP 20th Century World History

This two-year course is a study of topics in 20th century world history. DP History SL consists of two examinations and one internal assessment. For Paper 1, a skills-based assessment, students will compare Civil Rights in the US and apartheid South Africa. For Paper 2, students will study world history topics including: the causes, practices and effects of 20th century wars (case studies include the Second World War, the Chinese Civil War and the Cuban Revolution); authoritarian states (specifically those of Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and Fidel Castro); and superpower tensions during the Cold War. Finally, students will also complete the IB Internal Assessment, in which students get to be historians, picking a topic of personal interest, finding sources and conducting their own investigation.
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