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AHS International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Introductions…  Mrs. Puglisi School librarian and Extended Essay Coordinator for the AHS IB Diploma.

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1 AHS International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

2 Introductions…  Mrs. Puglisi School librarian and Extended Essay Coordinator for the AHS IB Diploma Program Manage and instruct both students and advisers in the extended essay process

3 What is the Extended Essay?  A piece of INDEPENDENT research / investigation on a topic chosen by the student in cooperation with a supervisor at school  Started in December of junior year and completed in January of senior year  Compulsory for all diploma students  Externally graded  The result of approximately 40 hours of work by the student

4 Where Does EE Fit into the IB Diploma Program?

5 **Note that if a student earns an Elementary in both essays, this will result in a failing condition. Also note that the regulations were amended in May 2010 to state that an E in either the EE or TOK essay will result in a failing condition

6 Extended Essay Subject Areas (EE research question cannot be used for other internal assessments!)  Biology  Business and Management  Chemistry  Classical Greek and Latin  Computer Science  Dance  Design Technology  Economics  Environmental Systems and Society  Film  Geography  History  Human Rights  Information Technology in a Global Society  Literature and Performance  Mathematics  Music  Peace and Conflict Studies  Philosophy  Physics  Politics  Psychology  Social and Cultural Anthropology  Theatre  Visual Arts  World Religions  World Studies  Language Group 1 and 2

7 Guidelines for Choosing a Topic  Should be interesting to you!  Should be limited in scope and sufficiently narrow to study the issue or problem in depth  Should present an opportunity to collect information or data to evaluate or analyze  Students comfortable in using the relevant theories and vocabulary of the field of study

8 Some Past EE Topics  What is essential for a fossil energy independent household?  An analysis of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”  United Nations Failure to Cease the Genocide in Rwanda  How Can the Use of Micro- Lending Principles Positively Decrease the Poverty of American Indian Reservations?  Non-governmental Organizations Impact on Child Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan  The History and Significance of Pablo Picasso’s Masterpiece, Guernica.  To What Extent did Islam Serve as a Political Ideology during the Iranian Revolution of 1979?  Is the Military Doing Enough to Help Soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?  The Effect of Low Dissolved Oxygen Levels on the Population of the Maryland Blue Crab in the Chesapeake Bay.

9 Extended Essay Supervision  The student is responsible for asking a teacher with background or expertise in the chosen area  The supervisor will meet with you throughout the process to monitor progress  3-5 hours of meeting time is expected for this project

10 Role of Supervisor CAN  Help you formulate a well focused research question  Provide you with guidance on your subject  Read and comment on your draft  Ensure proper documentation CANNOT  Give you a research question  Edit your draft

11 This is an Opportunity for you to..  Explore an international subject you are interested in  Expand your knowledge on a topic that you studied in class  Explore a topic you’ve not had time to study in class but was always interested in learning more about  Study an issue or problem you are passionate about ( for example, a personal interest or your cultural heritage)  Select a topic that will give you foundation for your intended major in college  Use this experience as a talking point in college essays and interviews  Create an outstanding research/writing sample for colleges

12 Student Support  Mrs. Puglisi  EE Supervisor  CD- 50 Excellent Extended Essays  Subject Reports online  Bound Essays in the library  Mini–lessons conducted twice a month  Information folder  QuestiaSchool Online Library QuestiaSchool

13 Resources for you  Lenora Puglisi:   annapolishighschool.org annapolishighschool.org Academic tab on the top task bar – click IB Program

14 What to look for in coming months  Work schedule  Forms Contact information Subject area form Supervisor agreement

15 Today we will…  Review the contents of your EE folder  Complete the contact information sheet – LEGIBILY!  Create an account on the AHS website and add the EE and CAS classes

16 Questions?


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