Course Syllabus

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History is a dynamic, contested, evidence-based discipline that involves an exciting engagement with the past. It is a rigorous intellectual discipline, focused around key historical concepts such as change, causation and significance. History is an exploratory subject that fosters a sense of inquiry. It is also an interpretive discipline, allowing opportunity for engagement with multiple perspectives and a plurality of opinions. Studying history develops an understanding of the past, which leads to a deeper understanding of the nature of humans and of the world today. The IB Diploma Programme (DP) history course is a world history course based on a comparative and multi-perspective approach to history. It involves the study of a variety of types of history, including political, economic, social and cultural, and provides a balance of structure and flexibility. The course emphasizes the importance of encouraging students to think historically and to develop historical skills as well as gaining factual knowledge. It puts a premium on developing the skills of critical thinking, and on developing an understanding of multiple interpretations of history. In this way, the course involves a challenging and demanding critical exploration of the past. There are six key concepts that have particular prominence throughout the DP history course: change, continuity, causation, consequence, significance and perspectives.


World War One


German and Italian Expansion


Japanese Expansion


World War Two


Cold War


Discussion Forums


Internal Assessment




Exam Review


Course Syllabus

Effective Citing and Referencing

Turnitin Information

MRHS Media Center

Why Study History

Class Google Drive Folder (A Day)

Class Google Drive Folder (B Day)


Contact Information

Mr. Justin Jones, MSE
704.290.1520 x. 5619
Planning: 1st/2nd Period

Office Hours: T, H (3:10-3:40) 

I do my best to answer every e-mail within 24-36 hours.

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