I'm in IB1 this year and I've only THOUGHT of my Extended Essay.
I was hoping to do it on something very medical since that is my field of interest. would the topic of Cancer be too broad to tackle in 4000 words? I'm really new to this site and this is my first post so here goes...
In a disciplinary essay students must demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the theories, tools and techniques of a specific discipline explored through a topic of their choice.
Students who choose a world studies extended essay must demonstrate how their understanding of an issue of contemporary global significance is enhanced by taking an interdisciplinary approach.
I focused on their depictions of Japanese aggression in China 1895-1937. It was especially fun looking for so-called 'bias' in the textbooks.
In 2001 there was a Japanese Textbook Scandal in which Japanese Right-wing professors published a textbook that was took a pro-Japanese, pro-fascist stance. Almost all of the Japanese textbook distributed in schools now tend to show remorse for the Japanese aggression in China though.
Subject: World Studies Theme: Ecological Sustainability IB Subjects: Biology and Geography Question: What are the impacts of melting ice in the North and South Poles on the coastlines of the continental United States?
Everyone in my school hand to hand in their Extended Essays in October.
Emphasis is placed on engagement and reflection on the research process, highlighting the journey the student has made on an intellectual and personal level and how it has changed them as a learner and affected the final essay.
Students complete an extended essay in a specific discipline or in one of the interdisciplinary options available.