The IB History HL class is an in-depth study of selected events of the 20th century. The class continues its study of the History of the Americas. The study of events of a second region, Europe, is added to the class during the second year of the course. An international outlook is emphasized. The first year of the course begins with an 11th grade TEKS boot camp (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and will then follow up with a focus on United States History from the Great Depression to the Modern Era.
Students will also complete their History Internal Assessment during the first year of the course. This is a student driven research paper with a topic of their choice. Most of the work for this task will be completed outside of the classroom.