IBDP History Mini Toolkit: The Internal Assessment

Guiding IB educators towards success

$ 35

For a 2-month subscription

Learn the Ins-and-Outs of the DP History IA
(the historical investigation)

Practical tools, classroom examples, and content from experienced DP History teachers.

This mini toolkit focuses solely on the historical investigation (the IA) giving you the confidence you need to:
  • Plan the IA to best meet the needs of your students
  • Prepare your students with the skills they will need to be successful
  • Guide your students through the IA process
  • Accurately mark your students

Prepare and mark your students more confidently with the tools in this mini toolkit.
Easy-to-understand explanations about the nature of this assessment with classroom examples

Best practices for marking your students' IAs so the IB moderation process goes smoothly
Downloadable lessons & activities to use with your students to help them prepare

Why mini toolkits?

Mini toolkits are the perfect solution for
  • Busy teachers who don't have time to go through an entire toolkit.
  • Experienced teachers who are looking to refresh their knowledge in just one aspect of the IB subject guide.
  • IB Coordinators who want to deliver in-house professional development training in a focused and precise manner.
  • School administrators who want to ensure all their IB teachers have up-to-date training in IB teaching & learning best practices.
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Bonus content!


Your digital workbook is designed to help expand your work on the core concepts within this mini toolkit. It is downloadable and may be be printed when you begin your Ibtrove session.


Earn a digital certificate that can be used for re-licensure (depending on your state or country).


DP History Contributor Team

Richard Stilliard

DP History teacher and DP Coordinator
Richard teaches both IB History and IB Economics and was filmed demonstrating experimental learning concepts for an ATL teacher lesson for the IBO.

Joshua Bashalany

DP History teacher
Joshua teaches IB History through a student-centered approach by utilizing technology to bring history to life in his class.

Jerry Koutavas

DP History teacher
Jerry has taught DP History since 2012 and is passionate about helping all students be successful in the course. He holds an LBSI endorsement.

Cynthia Okoth

DP History teacher & I&S Department Head
Cynthia Okoth is the Head of Individuals and Societies Department at M-PESA FOUNDATION ACADEMY in Kenya. She has been teaching IB since 2014. She is experienced teaching DP History, TOK, and MYP Integrated Humanities. She is always elated to mentor new teachers in implementation of IB teaching & learning philosophy. She has successfully prepared candidates for exams ever since she began teaching and her DP History students have always scored 6 or higher. She enjoys teaching history as it enables students to become critical thinkers, internationally and open-minded as they encounter different perspectives.

Mini-Toolkit Lessons

Some questions we hear often...

How does this mini toolkit help me with IA?

This mini toolkit includes downloadable resources, informative graphics, classroom examples, and explanations to help you prepare your students for the IA, managing the IA process, and detailed marking guidelines.

Can an experienced DP History teacher benefit from using this mini toolkit? 

Definitely! With printable resources and classroom examples, our mini toolkit includes a wide variety of ideas to spark your creativity and give you more ideas for how you can prepare your students and manage the IA process.

Can I use this mini toolkit for all my teachers at my school and district?

Yes! This DP History mini toolkit is designed to work with our other Ibtrove toolkits for a comprehensive and unified professional learning opportunity for all the IB teachers in your building and district.

Ibtrove reviews

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