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History for the IB Diploma (second edition)

Written by experienced examiners, the series covers selected topics from the Standard and Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus.

History for the IB Diploma (second edition): Paper 1

An exciting series that covers three of the five prescribed Paper 1 subject options.

History for the IB Diploma (second edition): Paper 2

An exciting series that covers five of the twelve Paper 2 World History topics.

Offering support to students for 20th Century topics within Paper 1 and 2, these titles are source-led and encourage the development of investigative, interpretive and analytical skills to help your learners become independent thinkers! Titles for Paper 3 are due for release in the summer of 2016.

Relevant links to Theory of Knowledge and the new key concepts in the syllabus can be found throughout the books to encourage reflective discussion and help students integrate these concepts into their wider learning. Activities foster an exploratory and inquiring approach and exam-style questions help prepare students for assessment.

  • Authoritative and comprehensive text designed to help students adopt an investigative and thorough approach to their study.
  • Written by experienced examiners, covering one topic per title.
  • Multiple detailed case-studies from around the world.
  • A wide range of primary and secondary sources to develop students’ analytical skills.
  • Definitions of key historical terms displayed alongside relevant text to aid accessibility and support EAL learners.

Allan Todd has been a teacher, an exam workshop leader and examiner for more than 25 years. He is also the author of numerous GCSE and A Level History textbooks.

Jean Bottaro teaches South African, African and Modern World History in South Africa. She is an experienced examiner and moderator and has written a wide range of History textbooks.

John Stanley is a modern history teacher in the UK and has experience as an examiner.


Titles for Papers 1 and 2 are publishing from August 2015 with Paper 3 titles expected to publish in summer 2016.

                                      IB History New Syllabus Poster - What We Publish

Download the file to see what we are publishing and how it matches the syllabus here.

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