Course title

IB History of the Americas: US/AZ HL 12



Course description

This second year IB history course focuses on the history of the Americas; with the United States as a case study in comparison with other countries in the Americas. This†history course based on a comparative and multi-perspective approach to history. It involves the study of a variety of types of history; including political; economic; social and cultural; and provides a balance of structure and flexibility. The course emphasizes the importance of encouraging students to think historically and to develop historical skills as well as gaining factual knowledge. It puts a premium on developing the skills of critical thinking; and on developing an understanding of multiple interpretations of history. In this way; the course involves a challenging and demanding critical exploration of the past. Teachers explicitly teach thinking and research skills such as comprehension; text analysis; transfer; and use of primary sources. There are six key concepts that have particular prominence throughout the DP history course: change; continuity; causation; consequence; significance and perspectives.

School country

United States

School state


School city


High school

Coconino High School

School / district Address

2801 Izabel St.

School zip code


Requested competency code

Social Science US History

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • AMHS
  • 1 year of US History
  • SSCI
  • 1 year of other Social Science

Approved date

Online / Virtual