Presentation on theme: "Advanced Placement World History Exploring key themes of world history, including interaction with the environment, cultures, state-building, economic."— Presentation transcript:
Advanced Placement World History Exploring key themes of world history, including interaction with the environment, cultures, state-building, economic systems, and social structures, from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present.
FACT: History is not just for history majors, history is an important social science and understanding it is integral in many professions FACT: History is not just for history majors, history is an important social science and understanding it is integral in many professions
Scope & Course Content: About AP: college Each AP course is modeled upon a comparable college course, and college and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards. college-level Each AP course concludes with a college-level assessment developed and scored by college and university faculty, as well as experienced AP teachers. AP Exams are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling students to demonstrate their mastery of college-level course work.
Scope & Course Content: Historical Periods and Key Concepts: Period 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations, to c. 600 B.C.E. Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies, c. 600 B.C.E. to c. 600 C.E. Period 3: Regional and Transregional Interactions, c. 600 C.E. to c. 1450 Period 4: Global Interactions, c. 1450 to c. 1750 Period 5: Industrialization and Global Integration, c. 1750 to c. 1900 Period 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments, c. 1900 to the Present
Scope & Course Content: Historical Periods and Key Concepts: A unique focus on non- western nations and traditions
What Makes AP Different from Honors?: Upper Level Thinking Skills: Focus on the ‘Four Historical Thinking Skills’: 1.Crafting historical arguments from historical evidence 2.Chronological reasoning 3.Comparison and contextualization 4.Historical interpretation and synthesis
What Makes AP Different from Honors?: Document Based Question (DBQ) This section tests your ability to analyze source materials and develop an essay that integrates your analysis of four to ten given documents with your treatment of a topic. Comparative topics on the major themes will provide one of the focuses of the DBQs, including comparative questions about different societies in situations of mutual contact.. Continuity and Change-Over-Time Essay This question focuses on large global issues such as technology, trade, culture, migrations, or biological developments. It covers at least one of the periods in the course outline and one or more cultural areas. Comparative Essay This question focuses on developments in two or more societies, and their interactions with each other or with major themes or events (e.g. culture, trade, religion, technology, migrations). A Focus on Different Forms of Writing:
What Makes AP Different from Honors?: Emphasis of Globalization & Global Interaction | A Few Key Concept Examples: Key Concept 4.1. Globalizing Networks of Communication and Exchange Key Concept 5.1. Industrialization and Global Capitalism Key Concept 5.4. Global Migration Key Concept 6.2 Global Conflicts and Their Consequences Key Concept 6.3 New Conceptualizations of Global Economy, Society, and Culture