IB Examiner for History of the Americas

Become an IB Examiner for History of the Americas

As part of assessment processes, the IB works with educators in a variety of different roles. We are always looking to recruit new, skilled examiners and senior examiners as the IB continues to grow.

As an examiner you will play an important role in maintaining the quality of assessment for which the IB is known worldwide. This experience will enable you to:

  • Enhance your professional development
  • Expand your subject knowledge
  • Earn extra income working from the convenience of your home

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) history course is a world 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.

The higher level options provide an opportunity for in-depth study of the history of a particular region.  History of the Americas options include the following:

1: Indigenous societies and cultures in the Americas (c750–1500)

2: European explorations and conquests in the Americas (c1492–c1600) 3: Colonial government in the New World (1500–1800) 4: Religion in the New World (1500–1800) 5: Slavery and the New World (1500–1800) 6: Independence movements (1763–1830) 7: Nation-building and challenges (c1780–c1870) 8: United States’ Civil War: Causes, course and effects (1840–1877) 9: The development of modern nations (1865–1929) 10: Emergence of the Americas in global affairs (1880–1929) 11: The Mexican Revolution (1884–1940) 12: The Great Depression and the Americas (mid 1920s–1939)

 Applicants must have:

  • a degree or equivalent in the subject (or a related subject) for which they are applying,
  • a minimum of one year’s experience teaching the subject (or a related subject) to students in an appropriate age range:
  • 16 to 19 years of age – DP
  • applicants who are no longer teaching must have taught or examined within the last three years
  • access to the internet, via a broadband (or faster) connection, in an environment that is suitable for marking confidential assessment material

IB teaching experience is not essential.

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