IBDP History Mini Toolkit: The External Assessment Paper 2 & 3

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Prepare your students for the DP History Paper 2 and Paper 3 External Assessments

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

This mini toolkit guides you through the second and third EAs for DP History (Paper 2 and the HL Paper 3). Learn about the requirements for these assessments, marking bands and criteria, see student samples to practice your marking, and gather learning activities that help your students scaffold the skills they need to be successful.

Prepare your students better with the tools in this mini toolkit.
Easy-to-understand explanations on the specific criteria for the Paper 2 & Paper 3 assessments

Student samples to practice becoming more accurate with your marking
Printable resources and classroom examples to better prepare your students

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 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 teaching and preparing my students for Paper 2 & Paper 3?

This mini toolkit includes downloadable resources on the Paper 2 & Paper 3 assessments in DP History, including:
  • Detailed information on using the rubrics to grade your students' assessments.
  • Assessment samples to practice your marking.
  • Lesson activities to help you prepare your students for both of these assessments.

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 to help you better prepare your students for their Paper 2 and Paper 3 EAs.

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.

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