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AP World History Course Description 2016-2017 What is AP? AP stands for Advanced Placement An AP course is intended to be the equivalent of a 100 level college course AP examinations are given a mark of 1-5, with “5” being the best Students may earn college placement and / or credit depending on their score on the AP exam. What is AP? You will be given a score of 1-5 on the examination. 5 = Extremely well qualified 4 = Well qualified 3 = Qualified 2 = Possibly Qualified 1 = No Recommendation What is AP? A score of 3, 4 or 5 is considered a passing score. What is AP? Depending on the score, you may receive college credit for an AP examination. What is AP? Each university sets its own policy. Generally speaking, Ivy League schools will give credit for a 4 or a 5 on a History examination. What is AP? Students may also earn an extra 2 points from an AP course when calculating GPA. In AP, an “A” is worth 6 points, not 4 In AP, a “B” is worth 5 points, not 3 Expectations Students should expect to work hard in an AP class—much harder than in a regular or even an honors class. Students should expect to do research, to write effective essays and how to study in order to be successful at the university level. Students should expect to be engaged in serious discussions about historical events and processes Material •One 1-2 inch three-ringed binder •6 subject dividers. You must keep an organized notebook Resources -Bulliet, Richard et al. The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History. 3rd Edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. - Andrea, Alfred and Overfield, James. The Human Record: Sources of Global History, Volumes I and II, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005 - Cracking the AP World History Exam, by The Princeton Review 2017 -Irish, John P. Historical Thinking Skills. A Workbook for World History. New York: W. W. Norton, 2016 -World History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. DeMoines, IA: Amsco School Publications. 2017 Material •One 1-2 inch three-ringed binder •6 subject dividers. You must keep an organized notebook Material •Before tab 1: Class Syllabus •Tab 1: Class Notes •Tab 2: Handouts •Tab 3: Vocabulary •Tab 4: Stimulus Based Multiple Choice •Tab 5: Document Based Questions •Tab 6: Long Essay Questions •Tab 7: Short Answer Questions Material •One Spiral Notebook- 400 pages (Homework Notes) •1 set of colored pencils •Black or blue pens • #2 pencils •Highlighters •Loose leaf paper Assessments Students may expect (announced or unannounced in advance) quizzes during any module Students may expect short answer questions (SAQs) during any module Students may expect either a long essay queston (LEQ) or document based question (DBQ) during any module Each unit will culminate in a major examination with Stimulus Based Multiple Choice questions and either a long essay queston (LEQ) or document based question (DBQ) Students will write a research paper in the second term. .Knowing how to write a research paper is a survival skill for university. Students will go through a multi-week process. The AP World History Curriculum Framework There are four dimensions to the Curriculum Framework Historical Thinking Skills Analyzing Historical Sources and Evidence Analyzing Evidence Content and Sourcing Interpretation Making Historical Connections Comparison / Contrast Contextualization Synthesis Historical Thinking Skills Chronological Reasoning Causation Patterns of Continuity and Change over Time (CCOT) Periodization Argumentation Thematic Learning Objectives Interaction between humans and the environment (ENV) Development and interaction of cultures (CUL) State building, expansion and conflict (SB) Creation, expansion and interaction of economic systems (ECON) Development and transformation of social structures (SOC) Geographical Coverage Five Regions (Each region will be 20% of the course) 1)Americas 2) Africa 3) Europe 4) Asia 5) Oceania Geographical Coverage Concept Outline AP World History is divided into six chronological periods Concept Outline Chronological Period Period Title Percentage Number of the AP of Examination Multiple Choice Questio ns One: 10,000 BCE to 600 BCE Technological & Environmental Transformations 5 3 Two: 600 BCE to 600 CE Organization & reorganization of Human Societies 15 8 Three: 600 CE to 1450 CE Regional and Transregional Interactions 20 11 Four: 1450 CE to 1750 CE Global Interactions 20 11 Five: 1750 CE to Industrialization and Global 20 11 Recommended Supplemental Workbook Cracking the AP World History Exam, by The Princeton Review 2017 The AP History Examination The College Board has redesigned AP World History, AP European History and AP United States History so that all three share the same examination format. The AP History Examination There will be a Multiple Choice section with 55 questions. You will have 55 minutes to answer the questions. This will count for 40% of the final grade on the examination Sample Stimulus Based Multiple Choice The AP History Examination You will be asked to write: Four Short Answer Questions (SAQs) One Document Based Question (DBQ) One of two Long Essay Questions (LEQ) The AP History Examination You will have 50 minutes to answer the four SAQs, which will count 20% of the final grade on the examination. Sample Short Answer Question The AP History Examination You will have 55 minutes to write the DBQ which will count 20% of the final grade on the examination. Sample Document Based Question The AP History Examination You will have 35 minutes to write the LEQ, which will count 15% of the final grade on the examination Sample Long Essay Question “Gladly would he learn, and gladly teach” I have taken as my personal motto this line from “The Prologue” of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, describing the Clerk “Gladly would he learn, and gladly teach” I enjoy teaching students very much I enjoy teaching my subject—history– very much “Gladly would he learn, and gladly teach” The least stressful part of my day is when I am in class, with my students. I am looking forward to this school year very much, and I expect to enjoy myself teaching you. I hope that you will enjoy yourself in this class as well.