Internal Assessment Resources
General Info and Requirements
Essay Writing Strategies — This site has some great writing/editing tips - especially for counterarguments and editing.
IA Historical Investigation: Template — Use this template to help write your IA. You can make a copy in Google Docs to do it digitally or print it out.
Internal Assessment Hints — Helpful tips.
Examples of IAs from IB - Look at these example IAs and the scores they got. This might give you an idea on how to set yours up.
Active History - A helpful website offering resources for the IA.
Topic and Research question
Potential Topics - Here are some ideas for general topics if you don't know what you want to research.
Key Historical Concepts - Use this to help write your research question.
Research Question Templates - Easy to use models to base your question on
Writing Research Questions - A template to help you craft an ideal research question
Developing a Research Question — Watch this video to help you with developing a research question.
Samples of Past IA Research Questions — Note - Some of these are bad examples. Use this site for general ideas, not to copy from.
Thesis and Arguments — An in depth look at what to include in your thesis statement. Use this site.
Section 1 - Video all about it!
Section 2 - Video explaining how to do it!
Section 3 - Video all about it!
Writing Historiographic Essays - Read this to help you write your essay.
Formatting and Style
Chicago Manual of Style — This explains how to cite things properly and how to make footnotes. Read it and use it!
Chicago Manual of Style - From Purdue OWL. This is an intro.
Chicago Style Screencast - Mrs. Miller explains footnotes and citations.
Chicago Style Quick Guide - Document with some quick ways to get started.
IA Formatting - Google doc that has guidelines you need to use