History is a
two-semester program that follows a course of study similar to that of
college introductory course in World History. Throughout the year, we
looking for patterns in historical events, many of which revolve around
contacts – and collisions – among different human
societies. Although it seems
as if you’ll be expected to know “everything that ever
happened” (!?!), our
greatest emphasis will be on the last one thousand years of human
it is important to study not only the events that occur in time, but
of those events. In AP World History, we will examine not only what
but also why it happened. We will look at historical continuity, along
change. Our studies will include the examination of world cultures,
institutions, the effects of new technologies, and world geography. To this
course devotes considerable time to the critical evaluation of primary
secondary sources, analysis of significant historical events,
and the development of responding to document-based questions (DBQ).
classes will operate around two basic
activities; discussion (much more than lecture) and student-centered
(some group-oriented, some individual).
remember that you are in control of your success in this class.
Take responsibility for your work and
accountable for your actions.