Chronological Boundaries of the Course



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AP World History

Course Outline

2012-13
Chronological Boundaries of the Course: The following is a “tentative” schedule of the course:

1. Prehistoric to 600 BCE

2. 600 BCE to 600 CE

3. 600 CE TO 1450

4. 1450 to 1750

5. 1750-1900

6. 1900-Present
*The AP World History Test will be taken Thursday, May 16th at 8:00am

Period 1: Technological and

Environmental Changes

Dates: Up to 600 BCE


Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies

Dates: 600 BCE-600 CE





Unit Number and name

1. Review of World History One

2. Classical Age

Sample Topics

Paleolithic v. Neolithic

River Valley Civilizations

Religions emerge


Spread of first World Religions

Rise of Empires

International Trade networks


Time

1 block

3 blocks

Assessment Schedule

Unit Test: Multiple Choice and Take home Compare Essay



Period 3: Regional and Trans regional Interactions

Dates: 600 CE-1450 CE





Unit Number and Name

3. Rise of Spread of the Islamic Civilization

4. Post Classical World

5. Outside Afro Eurasia

Sample Topics

Rise of the Caliphates

Networks of Trade

Impact of Islam in Africa and South Asia


China

Mongol Invasions

Feudalism in Europe and Japan


Oceania and the Polynesian people

The Americas



Time

7 Blocks

6 Blocks

2 Blocks

Assessment Schedule

Unit Test: Multiple Choice and Take home DBQ Essay

Unit Test: Multiple Choice and Take home CCOT Essay

Unit Quiz: Multiple Choice or Short Answer



Period 4: Global Interactions

Dates: 1450 CE- 1750 CE





Unit Number and Name

6. European Age of Exploration

7. Muslim and Asian Reactions to Exploration

8. Internal Transformations

Sample Topics

Columbian Exchange

African Slave Trade



Comparing Ottoman and Mughal Empires

China and Japans reactions



Renaissance/Reformation

Enlightenment




Time

3 Blocks

5 Blocks

5 Blocks

Assessment Schedule

Quiz: Multiple Choice or Short Answer




Unit Quiz: Multiple Choice or Short Answer

Multiple Unit Test: Multiple Choice and either take home CCOT or DBQ Essay (TBA)



Midterm Exam: Multiple Choice and in class Compare Essay


Period 5: Industrialization and Global Integration

Dates: 1750-1900 CE



Unit Number and Name

9. Age of Revolutions

10. Age of Imperialism

Sample Topics

French, American and LA Revolutions

Industrial Revolution



European conquest in Africa and Asia

Reactions to Imperialism



Time

6 Blocks

7 Blocks

Assessment Schedule

Quiz: Multiple Choice or Short Answer




Multiple Unit Test: Multiple Choice and either In class CCOT or DBQ Essay (TBA)




Period 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments

Dates: 1750-1900 CE


Unit Number and Name

11. Global Conflict

12. Social and Political Movements

13. Contemporary World

Sample Topics

World Wars

Cold War


Revolutions in Russia, China and Iran

Decolonization Movements



Scientific Advancements

Environnemental Concerns



Pop Culture

Time

9 Blocks

6 Blocks

2 Blocks

Assessment Schedule

Quiz: Multiple Choice or Short Answer after World Wars
Unit Test: Multiple Choice and In class CCOT Essay

Unit Test: Multiple Choice and in class Compare Essay

Quiz: Multiple Choice or Short Answer


*This outline is a guide not a rule book and therefore subject to change.


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