Extended Essay Ideas for History


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Extended Essays for a core component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. A student is expected to independently research on a chosen topic of interest completing it with a 4000 world essay.

Students develop skills in:

  • formulating an appropriate research question
  • engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
  • communicating ideas
  • developing an argument.

Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyse, synthesise and evaluate knowledge.

History

  1. The monetisation of 9/11 Attacks

A lot of research material is available on this topic. The objective of this essay is to bring out the different revenue channels exploited by US and the world at large by sensationalising this epic historic event. How this event even resulted in increased revenue for the American Visa department. How film makers, story writers, motivational speakers have successfully continued to harvest the popularity of this episode quite to the contrary of the expectations of the terrorists themselves.

  1. The spread of Industrial Revolution

This essay will create a map of how England’s Industrial Revolution spread across the world, and how many other countries were successfully able to Industrialize themselves, and how many continue to depend on others.

  1. The Great American Depression

Lessons learned and unlearned. Research one of the most intriguing topics of modern history. How this led to new revolutions in the Americas and more.

  1. The French Revolution

Lots of scholarly articles on this topic. Research and also relate the French Revolution to understand a possibility of occurrence of similar incidents in developing countries.

  1. Contributions of Mahatma Gandhi on India’s Independence.

The Mahatma is well celebrated across the world. Analyze the causes which lead to the British grant Liberty to India. Also look at contributions from others like Subhash Chandra Bose to validate and justify the real reason for the British to liberate India.

  1. The wars among Africa’s Tribes.

This is not just history but continues to be prevalent even today. Understand the history of African Tribes and what led to disputes among them. How the West leveraged such differences to colonize Africa and yet not be able to resolve many disputes.

  1. The role of LRA in Uganda’s civil unrest.

Critical assessment of LRA in shaping Uganda the way it has emerged in modern times.

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