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AP WORLD HISTORY
(SECONDARY)
ESSENTIAL UNIT 1 (E01)
(Writing the AP World History Essay)
(July 2015)
Unit Statement: The student will practice writing essays required for the mastery of the AP
World History examination. Important skills include analysis of documents as well as the use
of historical evidence to analyze continuities and changes over time and make comparisons
between regions. This unit will complement the essential units by requiring heavy emphasis
on historical writing.
Essential Outcomes: (must be assessed for mastery)
1. The Student Will assess student sample essays provided by the AP College Board.
2. TSW analyze and synthesize historical data. (AP Course Outline: The AP World History
Exam)
3. TSW assess verbal, quantitative, or visual materials as historical evidence. (AP
Course Outline: The AP World History Exam)
4. TSW formulate thesis statements and support them with relevant evidence. (AP
Course Outline: The AP World History Exam)
5. TSW explain and analyze significant issues in World History. (AP Course Outline:
The AP World History Exam)
6. TSW construct several five-paragraph essays on various significant historical issues
in World History.
7. TSW assess and peer edit essays.
8. TSW discuss and reflect on the essays.
9. TSW rewrite essays based on improvements suggested by peer-edits, discussion, and
reflection.
Suggested Materials:
AP World History Course and Exam Description 2011
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Technology Links:
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/4484.html?excmpid
=MTG243-PR-16-cd
The AP College Board website provides a plethora of resources for the AP World History
exam. These resources include lesson plans, documents, practice questions and student
samples and scores for essay writing.
Suggested Assessment Tools and Strategies:
1. Grade student essays provided by the AP College Board; compare grades assigned by
the student to those assigned by the AP readers.
2. Practice writing thesis statements.
3. Construct answers to Document Based Questions
4. Construct answers to long essay questions; especially with continuity and change over
time in and among the AP themes.
RUBRIC FOUND ON FOLLOWING PAGE……………………………………….
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Suggested Essential Unit 1 (E01) Rubric:
Name _____________________________________Class________ Date _______________
 All TSW’s must be mastered for a ‘B’.
 3 of 6 A-level blocks should be met for an ‘A’.
 Teachers may choose to use their own rubrics; however, all TSW’s must be assessed.
Student Name:___________________________________ Date: ___________________
TSW
‘A’-Level
1. Assess student sample
essays provided by the AP
College Board.
2. Analyze and synthesize historical
Analyze and synthesize
data.
historical data; offering
original insight and/or a
number of specific details.
3. Assess verbal,
quantitative, or visual
materials as historical
evidence.
Assess verbal, quantitative,
or visual materials as
historical evidence; offering
original insight and/or a
number of specific details.
4. Formulate thesis
statements and support
them with relevant
evidence.
5. Explain and analyze
significant issues in World
History.
In the thesis statements, the
student creates an analytical
statement in response to the
essay prompt.
Explain and analyze
significant issues in World
History; offering original
insight and/or a number of
specific details.
6. Construct several fiveparagraph essays on
various significant
historical issues in World
History.
7. Assess and peer edit
essays.
8. Discuss and reflect on the
improvement of their
essay.
9. Rewrite essays based on
improvements suggested
by peer-edits, discussion,
and reflection.
Construct several well
developed and analytical
five-paragraph essays on
various significant historical
issues in World History.
Effectively rewrite essays
evidently based on
improvements suggested by
peer-edits, discussion, and
reflection.
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‘B’-Level
Assess student sample essays
provided by the AP College
Board.
Analyze and
synthesize historical
data; offering general
ideas formulated by
the instructor or
textbook.
Assess verbal, quantitative, or visual
materials as historical evidence;
offering general
ideas formulated by
the instructor or
textbook.
In the thesis statements, the
student simply restates the
essay prompt.
Explain and analyze significant issues
in
World History;
offering general
ideas formulated by
the instructor or
textbook.
Construct several five-paragraph
essays on
various significant
historical issues in
World History.
Assess and peer edit
essays.
Discuss and reflect on
the improvement of
their essay.
Rewrite essays based
on improvements
suggested by peeredits, discussion, and reflection.
Notes
AP WORLD HISTORY
Rubric for a Document Based Questions (DBQ)
BASIC CORE (competence)
0-7 Points
1. Has acceptable thesis
1 Point
2. Understands the basic meaning of documents.
(May misinterpret one document.)
1 Point
3. Supports thesis with appropriate evidence from all documents.
2 Points
(Supports thesis with appropriate evidence from all but one document)
(1 Point)
4. Analyzes point of view in all or all but one of the documents
1 Point
5. Analyzes documents by grouping them in two or three ways, depending on the
question
1 Point
6. Identifies and explains the need for one type of appropriate additional document or
source
1 Point
Subtotal
/7 Points
EXPANDED CORE (excellence)
(Historical skills and knowledge required to show excellence)
Expands beyond basic core of 1-7 points. A student must earn 7 points in the basic core area
before earning points in the expanded core area.
Examples:
0-2 Points
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Has a clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis
Shows careful and insightful analysis of the documents
Uses documents persuasively as evidence
Analyzes point of view in most or all documents
Analyzes the documents in additional ways - groupings, comparisons, syntheses
Brings in relevant "outside" historical content
Explains why additional types of document(s) or sources are needed
Subtotal
/2 Points
TOTAL
/9 Points
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AP WORLD HISTORY
Rubric for a Comparative Historical Essay
Name_________________________
BASIC CORE (competence)
(Historical skills and knowledge required to show competence)
0-7 Points
1. Has acceptable thesis
(Addresses comparison of the issues or themes specified)
1 Point
2. Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly
2 Points
(Addresses most parts of the question: for example, deals with differences but not similarities)
(1 Point)
3. Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence
2 Points
(Partially substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence)
(1 Point)
4. Makes at least one or two relevant, direct comparisons between or among societies
1 Point
5. Analyzes at least one reason for a similarity or difference identified in a direct comparison
1 Point
Subtotal
/7 Points
EXPANDED CORE (excellence)
(Historical skills and knowledge required to show excellence)
Expands beyond basic core of 1-7 points. A student must earn 7 points in the basic core area before
earning points in the expanded core area.
Examples:
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Has a clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis
Addresses all parts of the question (as relevant): comparisons, chronology, causation,
connections, themes, interactions, content
Provides ample historical evidence to substantiate thesis
Relates comparisons to larger global context
Makes several direct comparisons consistently between or among societies
Consistently analyzes the causes and effects of relevant similarities and differences
0-2 Points
Subtotal
/2 Points
TOTAL
/9 Points
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AP WORLD HISTORY
Rubric for a Continuity and Change Over Time Essay
Name_______________________
BASIC CORE (competence)
(Historical skills and knowledge required to show competence)
0-7 Points
1. Has acceptable thesis
(Addresses global issues and the time period(s) specified)
1 Point
2. Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly
2 Points
(Addresses most parts of the question: for example, addresses change but not continuity)
(1 Point)
3. Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence
2 Points
(Partially substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence)
(1 Point)
4. Uses relevant world historical context effectively to explain change over time and/or
continuity
1 Point
5. Analyzes the process of change over time and/or continuity
1 Point
Subtotal
/7 Points
EXPANDED CORE (excellence)
(Historical skills and knowledge required to show excellence)
Expands beyond basic core of 1-7 points. A student must earn 7 points in the basic core area before
earning points in the expanded core area.
Examples:
0-2 Points





Has a clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis
Analyzes all issues of the question (as relevant): global context, chronology, causation,
change, continuity, effects, content
Addresses all parts of the question evenly
Provides ample historical evidence to substantiate thesis
Provides links with relevant ideas, events, trends in an innovative way
Subtotal
/2 Points
TOTAL
/9 Points
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