• AP World History
    Grade 10 Required Course (1 Credit)

    Course Overview:

    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.  During the year, you will be provided with the opportunity to examine primary sources, such as documentary material, pictorial and graphic materials, maps, political cartoons, statistical tables, and works of art. In addition, you will be provided with exposure to both factual narratives and the interpretations of World History from the perspectives of a variety of different writers and historians. Historiography is the history of history. You will be examining how people have thought about and written about historical events over the course of time. You will also be provided with the opportunity to develop your analytical and interpretive writing skills, practicing short answer questions as well as document-based and long essay question essays.  A variety of techniques and learning strategies will be used to help you understand these themes and their impact. Due to the intensiveness of the course, it is expected that you will be motivated, attentive and diligent both in and out of the classroom setting. Additionally, you are expected to sit for the Advanced Placement Examination for World History, to be administered in May by the College Board.

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Last Modified on August 15, 2021