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  • 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. 

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  • An updated syllabus will be posted by August 24, 2020.

     

    Please feel free to contact me at jknoxville@staunton.k12.va.us if you have any questions regarding the class, expectations, learning targets, etc. 

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  • Course Description

    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*

     

    Chronological Period

    Units of Study

    Weight on the AP Exam


    c. 1200 to c. 1450

    The Global Tapestry

    8-10%

    Networks of Exchange

    8-10%


    c. 1450 to c. 1750

    Land-Based Empires

    12-15%

    Transoceanic Interconnections

    12-15%


    c. 1750 to c. 1900

    Revolutions

    12-15%

    Consequences of Industrialization

    12-15%



    c. 1900 to the Present

    Global Conflict

    8-10%

    Cold War and Decolonization

    8-10%

    Globalization

    8-10%

     

    We will also coverd the standards associated with the World History I (to 1500) SOLs. 

     

    Textbook

    Stearns, Schwartz, Adas, and Gilbert. World Civilizations Revised AP* Edition, 7th Edition. © 2017


  • Conduct

     

    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:

    1. Be Prepared 
    2. Be Respectful
    3. Be responsible
    4. Be committed to learning

     

    These expectations for student conduct apply to both in-person and online class meetings.


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