Welcome to AP World History
Welcome future AP World History students at iPrep Academy! I’m so glad that you will be joining me in class during the 2020-2021 school year and I hope you are excited as well. The purpose of the summer assignment is for you get a sneak preview for the kind of work and the rigor of the AP World History curriculum. This assignment is designed to help you familiarize yourself with the long-essay-question (LEQ) format and rubric, as well as the historical reasoning skill (HRS) of analyzing historical continuity and change over time.
I recommend that you do not wait until the end of summer to begin this assignment because it will take time, energy, and self-reflection. It may seem confusing at first but I ask you to stick with it and JUST DO YOUR BEST!
AP World History Summer Assignment 2020-2021
Long-Essay-Question (LEQ): Changes and Continuities of Your Secondary Education, 2016-2020
Directions: You are to answer the following essay prompt for your AP World History summer assignment:
Middle school and high school are often seen as periods of growth and development for young people in the United States. The transition from elementary to middle school and subsequently middle school to high school often present unique personal and academic challenges and opportunities.
Develop an argument that evaluates the degree to which you experienced personal and/or academic changes during the 2016 to 2020 time period. The downloadable handout below must be completed before you begin writing and submitted with your essay.
Download the file below for the specific requirements. Good luck!