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AP World History: Modern A & B

Semester 1 is offered only during the fall term. Semester 2 is offered only during the spring term.


The Advanced Placement course in World History is designed to give students the knowledge and the factual concepts of history to be able to perform on the AP exam. Students will participate in critical analysis that ranges from the beginning of human interactions to present day political and social issues. This course is split into twelve modules, each of which spend time looking at each particular theme and time period of history to get an in-depth look. Students will participate in collaborative discussions about specific issues in history, using unique viewpoints of both sides of the issue. Students will also analyze primary and secondary documents to understand and support specific viewpoints of history, as well as to contrast and compare issues from one region of the world to the other, as well as comparing the types of civilizations that occurred throughout history. Quantitative, cartographical, and artistic sources will also be analyzed as a way to measure the understanding of the material with students. At the end of each module, students will make connections with the themes of the course, as well as implementing a style of AP format with multiple choice questions as well as an essay to complete in a time provided. Students will analyze multiple documents and do free response questions in each module. Each lesson is meant for students to get a well-rounded idea of the concepts in history and be able to apply it with assignments guided throughout the course. 


(1) Bentley, Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past UPDATED AP Edition © 2017, 6e, Student Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0-07-668128-0
ISBN-10: 0076681289

(2) Princeton Review AP World History: Modern Premium Prep, 2022

ISBN-10: 0525570810

ISBN-13: 978-0-525-5709-0

Prerequisites: Students should be able to read a college-level textbook and write grammatically correct, complete sentences.

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