Welcome to AP World History
The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in interaction with different types of human societies. This understanding advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. The course emphasizes relevant factual knowledge deployed in conjunction with leading interpretative issues and types of historical evidence. The course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, set the human stage. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms the organizing principle for dealing with change and continuity throughout the course. Specific themes provide further organization to the course, along with the consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study.
The AP World History is exam is on Thursday, May 17, 2018, in the morning.
*NEW in 2017-2018*
Students choose from the 3 long essay questions, which deal with periods 1–2, periods 3–4, or periods 5–6 of the course.
The 3 question options all address:
Same theme &
Same reasoning skill
Students must develop an argument and support it with an analysis of specific, relevant historical evidence of their choosing.
Long essay questions ask about large-scale topics specifically mentioned in the concept outline, but they are framed to allow students to provide in-depth discussion of specific examplesdrawn from the concept outline or from classroom instruction.
Comparison, Causation, & Continuity and Change Over Time are each separate essay types for the LEQ. However, we often use those historical reasoning skills in Multiple Choice format and also even on the Document-Based and Short Answer Questions.
LEQ Flip Prompts: Unit 4 Comparative 2012 Columbian Exchange & 2012 Racial Ideologies
2012 LEQ Comparative Columbian Exchange
2010 LEQ Comparative - Racial Ideologies
History of the World in Six Glasses
Tips on Writing Thesis Statements
2015 - LEQ - Comparative - Trading Networks
2014 - LEQ - Comparative - Religion & Politics
Don't be like SpongeBob
PRESENTATION: How to write the history essay - Law & Order focus on ThesisIn essence, the FRQ in history is a "Law & Order" exercise.
1st Step: Investigate the prompt (question).
Investigate a crime (murder).
|The "body" is QuestLove - Drummer & bandleader of The Roots. :)|
Gather & analyze evidence then ask questions of witnesses, relatives/friends, & persons of interest.
3rd:Identify the answer to the prompt & form a thesis (answer) for the prompt.
Identify the criminal who did the crime & form a motive for the crime.
4th: Organize the evidence, consider point of view, begin to plan a basic outlined approach to build a convincing solution.
Organize the evidence, interview witnesses, work with the court to prepare for trial.
In the courtroom, make your opening statement: Murder used weapon in location to kill and give brief motive and explanation of evidence that will prove your assertion correct.
|Just like the opening statement, the thesis is a BIG part of the case. You are telling the jury what you will prove.|
Present evidence and call witnesses to verify motive, location, ability to commit the crime, all showing beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime.
|While presenting evidence, think "Does this support my thesis?"|
Closing statement drives home the opening statement and jury is convinced the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
|Drive home your thesis. Remember to use analysis (the how & why).|