11th - 12th grade
    Credit - 1
    Full Year

    The Advanced Placement course in World History will develop a greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. The chronological period starts with the beginnings of human history. However, we will focus primarily on the past thousand years of global experience. There will be specific emphasis on the contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study. The AP World History course, unlike the World History I and II courses, will not focus on the internal politics of the United States. In addition, coverage of European history does not exceed 30 percent of the total course. This course also addresses habits of mind or skills in two categories: 1) analysis of historical evidence and 2) study of relevant factual knowledge. Discussion, document study, and library research papers will be required. Students are expected to take the threehour AP exam in May. A significant component of AP United States History, AP European History, and AP World History is learning how to think like an historian. Students in all three courses will learn how to describe and analyze diverse interpretations of the past, develop and support complex arguments, provide context for historical events, and make meaningful connections between different eras, regions, and areas of study. Students are encouraged to take the AP exam in May.

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