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1 AP World History Parent Night Welcome & THANK YOU ! Goals for tonight 1) What is an A.P. course?- The Basics 2) How is the AP course beneficial for your child? 3) What will your child be studying in the course? 4) How can you help your child succeed in AP World History?

2 What is an A.P. course? The Basics Advanced Placement Program ® (AP ® ) courses are college-level courses offered in high school. AP courses reflect what is taught in top introductory college courses At the end of course, students take AP Exams— standardized exams that measure how well students have mastered college-level course work. Students who do well on AP Exams can earn credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.

3 What makes AP Courses different? AP courses demand A LOT of students:  Classes tend to be fast-paced and cover more material than typical high school classes.  More time, inside and outside of the classroom, is required to complete lessons, assignments and homework.  AP teachers expect their students to think critically, analyze and synthesize facts and data, weigh competing perspectives, and write clearly and persuasively.

4 What you can expect in the course  Intensive reading of Primary sources and the Textbook  Fierce debate around historical & modern issues  Critical and analytical thinking, speaking, and writing  Intensive civic participation, and social awareness  Writing, Writing and more Writing

5 What is the AP World History Exam?  AP Exams are administered in May in schools worldwide every year.  Exams usually last 3 hours.  Each AP Exam contains:  Multiple-choice questions  3 writing prompts -Document Based Question -Comparison Question -Continuity & Change Question

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7 How is the AP course beneficial for your child? 1) An AP course is a challenge:  AP courses are interesting and fulfilling; often MOST interesting classes in H.S.  AP teachers are dedicated, well-trained, & passionate about their subject & students.  Students develop confidence, and learn essential skills for success in college & beyond: thinking, reading, writing, & perseverance.

8 2) AP improves your college application  Colleges rank “Grades in college prep courses” and “Strength of curriculum” as the top 2 factors in the admission decision.*  85% of selective colleges report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.** * 2009 State of College Admission, NACAC ** Unpublished institutional research, Crux Research Inc. March 2007 How is the AP course beneficial for your child?

9 College credit earned through AP Exams allows students to move into upper-level college courses sooner, pursue a double major, and gain time to study and travel abroad. “As a freshman, I was able to skip general education requirements and head straight into the higher-level classes I wanted to take. Taking AP Exams literally saved me semesters of time.”—Brent Wiese, University of Iowa How is the AP course beneficial for your child? 3) AP can earn you college credit

10 * Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to complete a college degree on time. A recent study* showed students taking AP courses & exams were much more likely to earn a college degree in 4 years. * Students who take AP courses and exams are more likely to earn financial aid, easing the cost burden of college. 31% of colleges and universities consider a student’s AP experience when making decisions about which students will receive scholarships.** * Linda Hargrove, Donn Godin, and Barbara Dodd, “College Outcomes Comparisons by AP and Non-AP High School Experiences.” The College Board, ** Unpublished institutional research, Crux Research Inc. March 2007 How is the AP course beneficial for your child? 4) AP classes improve chance of success in college

11 AP and College Success Students who earn a 3, 4, or 5 on AP Exams have higher first-year college G.P.A.s and are more likely graduate than non-AP students of similar ability.* The skills learned in AP World History prepare you for college because you’ll be in a college class in HIGH SCHOOL! *Krista Mattern, Emily Shaw, and Xinhui Xiong, “The Relationship Between AP Exam Performance and College Outcomes” (2009), The College Board. How is the AP course beneficial for your child?

12 What will your child be studying in the AP World History Course? Unit 1. Technological and environmental transformations Beginnings of history to-600 B.C.E. Unit 2: Organization and reorganization of Human Societies 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. Unit 3: Regional and Trans regional Interactions 600 C.E. to 1450 C.E. Unit 4: Global Interactions 1450 C.E. to 1750 C.E. Unit 5: Industrialization and Global Integration 1750 C.E. to c C.E. Unit 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments 1900 C.E. to the present

13 Period 1. Technological and environmental transformations Beginnings of history to-600 B.C.E. From hunting/gathering, to agriculture, to ancient civilizations

14 Period 2: Organization and reorganization of Human Societies 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. “Classical” civilizations -Greeks -Romans -Han China, etc. Religions of the world

15 Period 3: Regional and Trans regional Interactions 600 C.E. to 1450 C.E. Europe’s “Middle Ages” compared to Asia, Africa, & Americas

16 Period 4: Global Interactions 1450 C.E. to 1750 C.E. The World “Renaissance” in culture, science, & trade

17 Period 5: Industrialization and Global Integration 1750 C.E. to c C.E.  Political Revolutions  Industrial Revolution  Global immigration

18 Period 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments 1900 C.E. to the present Making sense of the modern world: World War 1 & 2, The Cold War, & the modern “Global Village”

19 How can you help your child succeed in AP World History?  Ask questions about their day and ask them to explain what they are learning in each class.  Schedule time for about 1 ½ hours of homework per night, & give your child Space to complete it.  Praise and reward your child when it’s deserved.  Impose healthy eating habits, and make sure they get enough sleep every night.  Read, read, read. Make sure they read every night!  Encourage them to attend extra-help sessions.


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