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IB HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS HL 11th/12th grade

This is a two-year program. The student will receive 1 unit of credit for each year. A certificate will be issued at the end of the
second year. (2 units of credit)


Grade: 11 Credit: 1 unit

Grade: 12 Credit: 1 uni
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Note: Upon successful completion of IB History 12, the requirements will be met for American Government and Modern Global Issues.  If a student fails to pass IB History 11 and 12, he/she must take American Government and Modern Global Issues.
PREREQUISITE: Advanced Studies American History/Advanced Studies World History at the 9th and 10th grade levels and
teacher approval.

This is a two-year course, designed to prepare students for the higher-level exam in history that is administered by the International
Baccalaureate. Course work will cover U.S. history and History of the Americas. The Diploma Programme (DP) history course is
a world history course based on a comparative, multi-perspective approach to history and focused around key historical concepts
such as change, causation and significance. It involves the study of a variety of types of history, including political, economic,
social and cultural, encouraging students to think historically and to develop historical skills. In this way, the course involves a
challenging and demanding critical exploration of the past. The DP history course requires students to study and compare
examples from different regions of the world, helping to foster international mindedness.
Year – I Year 1 examines the History of the Americas relative to European Contact up to 1899 for the Americas
Year – II Year 2 examines the History of the Americas in the 20th century world
NOTE: Students must pass a U.S. Constitution test and MO government test, as a state requirement for graduation.
Additionally, the American Government End-Of-Course exam will be administered to students enrolled in this course.
This state-required assessment will contribute to the student’s final grade in the course. Refer to the Advanced Studies
section for IB distinctions, grading, testing and exam fee requirements. This may be offered for dual credit to eligible
students. Dual credit information can also be found under the Advanced Studies section.