Welcome to AP World History! You are about to take a journey of a lifetime!
This course is designed to blend a variety of digital resources and technology. Much of the course content is flipped so we can dedicate a significant amount of class time to focus on building skills required for analyzing documents and writing sophisticated essays. Therefore, much of the responsibility for learning the historical facts is yours.
In AP World History: Modern, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides six themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation.
Student will also study four separate themes of world history:
Students considering taking AP World History or any other Advanced Placement course should remember how much time and energy they require. Students that commit themselves to AP classes will see a dramatic improvements in their SAT scores as well as their college preparedness.
Accountability is key and the teacher will check your content knowledge (whether or not you are doing the assigned readings) through regular assessments (quizzes and chapter reading outline assignments). Check the assignment calendar on this web site regularly, complete your readings and assignments, learn and apply the skills we learn in class, and your likelihood of being successful on the AP World History Exam May 14, 2020 will be high. Work hard, work smart, ask good questions, and be the best student you can be!
The Course breakdown by chronological period: