Welcome to AP Modern World History!
AP World History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university world history course. In AP ModernWorld History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 1200 C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures. Students must take the AP Exam, which occurs on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 8:00am.
Summer Reading Assignment
A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It by Stephen Kinzer ….ISBN: 978-0-470-12015-6
****You only need to read the book. There is no written assignment due on the first day of school. However, there will be a quiz on the contents of the book.