Welcome Back and Welcome to AP World History!
We will be using the learning management system (LMS) Canvas this year as our online and hybrid learning platform.
An updated syllabus will be posted by August 24, 2020.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the class, expectations, learning targets, etc.
AP World History: Modern is an Advanced Placement course and follows the expectations of the College Board. The following description is taken from the AP World History: Modern Course Exam and Description
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.
Historical Periods Covered*
Units of Study
Weight on the AP Exam
c. 1200 to c. 1450
The Global Tapestry
Networks of Exchange
c. 1450 to c. 1750
c. 1750 to c. 1900
Consequences of Industrialization
c. 1900 to the Present
Cold War and Decolonization
We will also coverd the standards associated with the World History I (to 1500) SOLs.
Stearns, Schwartz, Adas, and Gilbert. World Civilizations Revised AP* Edition, 7th Edition. © 2017
In addition to the school-wide policies, including but not limited to cell phones, tardies, hats and hoods, AP World History students are expected to:
- Be Prepared
- Be Respectful
- Be responsible
- Be committed to learning
These expectations for student conduct apply to both in-person and online class meetings.