The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop the greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. It emphasizes relevant factual knowledge, leading interpretive issues, and skills in analyzing types of historical evidence.

The primary intent of the AP World History course is to teach the history of the world from a truly global stance rather than from the dominant perspective of Western civilization. This approach, therefore, places emphasis on worldwide historical processes and connections among the whole gamut of human societies. In order to achieve a comprehensive understanding of these events, students need both factual knowledge and the ability to critically assess such information. This course helps them on both fronts, teaching the historical facts in the context of how progressive changes–environmental, social, scientific, and political–influenced the various societies they touched, as well as how these groups interacted with each other. Students are exposed to many primary sources in an effort to show them how historical analysis works and how they can proceed to make their own informed interpretations of world events, both past, and present. Significantly, the course is organized by five defining time periods, not by geographical areas. This concept of “periodization” is a vehicle that facilitates seeing both the continuities and changes over time that form the framework for understanding world history.

1- Introduction
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
3- Understanding Plagiarism
4- AP Exam Overview
5- MLA Formatting Word 2007
6- MLA Documentation updates
7- MLA Citation
8- MLA Incorporating Sources

2- The AP Exam
1- Historical Thinking Skills
2- Multiple-Choice Exam
3- Document-Based Question (DBQ)
Handout: Essay Writing Tips
Handout: DBQ Tips
4- Continuity and Change-over-time Question
Handout: Generic Change-over-time Rubric
5- Comparative Essay
Handout: Comparative Step-by-Step
Handout: Generic Comparative Rubric
6- AP Exam Review Sources

3- Unit 1: 800BCE to 600CE
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 1 Key Terms
Handout: Unit 1 Focus Questions
2- Agriculture and Geography
Handout: The Neolithic Revolution
Handout: Neolithic Farming
Handout: Evolution of Civilization
Handout: Floodplain Civilization
Handout: The Cosmic Calendar
Handout: Early Mesoamerican Civilization
Assignment: Olduvai Gorge
Assignment: Paleolithic, Mesolithic & Neolithic Periods
Essay: Landmark Discoveries
3- Rise of City States
Handout: Women in Egypt
Handout: Major Civilizations: China
Handout: Major Civilizations: Greece
Handout: Major Civilizations: India
Handout: Major Civilizations: Rome
Handout: Major Civilizations: Others
Handout: Persian Chart
Assignment: Minoan Civilization
Assignment: Mesopotamia
Assignment: Civilizations Chart
Assignment: Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro
Assignment: Ancient India Geography
Assignment: Aztec and Inca Civilizations
Essay: Aztec & Incan Civilizations part 2
4- First World Religions
Handout: Islam: the Five Pillars
Essay: Hinduism and Buddhism
Assignment: Dharma and the Bhagavadgita
Assignment: Maya, Aztec & Incan Religion
Assignment: Confucianism and Taoism
5- Nature of Empire
Handout: The Conrad Demarest Model of Empire
Handout: Classical Civilizations
Handout: Classical Greece
Handout: Classical Rome
Handout: Sparta
Handout: Women in Sparta
Handout: The Year One
Handout: Politics in Rome
Handout: End of the Classical Period
Assignment: Ancient China Dynasties
Assignment: Fall of Rome
Assignment: Early Islamic Civilizations
Essay: Early Islamic Civilizations part 2
Quiz: Unit 1 Multiple Choice Exam
Essay: Unit 1 Essay Exam
6- DBQ: Romans and Barbarians
Handout: DBQ: Romans and Barbarians
Essay: DBQ: Romans and Barbarians

4- Unit 2: 600 to 1450CE
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 2 Key Terms
Handout: Unit 2 Focus Questions
2- Early World Empires
Handout: The World in 1000 CE
Handout: Life and Culture in 1000 EC
Handout: The Mongols
Handout: Women of the Mongol Court
Handout: Middle Ages
Handout: Japan, Korea and Vietnam
Handout: Byzantine Empire
Handout: Arab Islamic Empires
Assignment: Ghengis Kahn and the Mongols
Essay: Genghis Khan and the Mongols part 2
Assignment: Comparing Russian and Byzantine Rulers
Assignment: Powerful Medieval Women
Essay: Powerful Medieval Women part 2
Assignment: Asian Empires Art Exhibit
Assignment: Chinese Confucianism in Japan and Korea
Assignment: Islam: the Qur’an
Assignment: Medieval Europe
Essay: Medieval Europe part 2
Essay: Feudalism WebQuest
3- Trade Routes
Handout: Trade 600 to 1450
Assignment: Buddhism and the Silk Road
Assignment: Khmer Empire: Angor Wat
4- Early America
Handout: The Americas in 1000 CE
Handout: North America in 1000 CE
Handout: Central and South America in 1000 CE
Handout: Aztecs
Handout: Incas
Assignment: Maya, Aztec and Incan Culture
Assignment: Aztec Resistance to Spanish Conquest
5- African Kingdoms
Handout: Islam in Africa
Handout: Islam in India
Handout: Islamic Advancements
Assignment: Timbuktu
Quiz: Unit 2 Multiple Choice Exam
Essay: Unit 2 Essay Exam
6- DBQ: Buddhism in China
Essay: DBQ: Buddhism in China

5- Unit 3: 1450 to 1750CE
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 3 Key Terms
Handout: Unit 3 Focus Questions
2- Empire Building
Handout: Exploration and Expansion
Handout: Gunpowder Empires
Handout: Russia
Handout: Russia #2
Handout: Three Islamic Empires
Handout: China and Japan
Handout: Ming-Qing China
Handout: Unification of Japan
Assignment: Transatlantic Slave Trade
Assignment: Portugal’s Motives for Exploring Africa
Assignment: Elizabethan Propaganda
3- Columbian Exchange/Atlantic Trade
Handout: Early Europe and Trade
Handout: Europe 1450 to 1750
Handout: Europe and New Worlds
Handout: Africa
Handout: Africa and Slavery
Handout: A Spice Odyssey
Assignment: Spain in the New World
Essay: Spain in the New World part 2
Assignment: The Columbian Exchange
4- Renaissance, Reformation & Enlightenment
Handout: Art: Renaissance to Rococo
Handout: Renaissance
Handout: Reformation
Handout: Reformation and the European Nation State
Assignment: Exploring Renaissance Humanists
Assignment: Reformation: Writing Propaganda
Assignment: Creating an Enlightenment Quiz
5- Enlightenment continued
Quiz: Unit 3 Multiple Choice Exam
Essay: Unit 3 Essay Exam
6- DBQ: Puritan Influence
Essay: DBQ: Puritain Influence

6- Unit 4: 1750 to 1914CE
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 4 Key Terms
Handout: Unit 4 Focus Questions
2- Political Revolutions
Handout: Revolution
Handout: The French Revolution
Handout: Marie Antoinette
Assignment: French Revolution Timeline
3- Political Revolutions part 2
Assignment: Battles of the Napoleonic Era
4- Industrial Revolution
Handout: Industrial Revolution
Handout: Women in the Industrial Revolution
Assignment: Life in Victorian England
Assignment: Protesting the Corn Laws
Essay: Adam Smith & Child Labor
5- Imperialism & Rise of Nationalism
Handout: Imperialism
Handout: Opium Wars
Handout: Middle East in Crisis
Handout: China: Ming to Manchu
Handout: Europe 1750-1914
Assignment: Scramble for Africa
Essay: Scramble for Africa part 2
Assignment: Maps of Asia and Africa
Essay: The White Man’s Burden
Assignment: Origins of the Franco-Prussian War
Essay: Origins part 2
Assignment: The Unification of Italy
6- Social Revolutions
Handout: Women’s Rights
Handout: Alexander II’s Reforms
Essay: 19th Century Political & Intellectual Movements
Essay: The Communist Manifesto
Quiz: Unit 4 Multiple-Choice Exam
Essay: Unit 4 Essay Exam
7- DBQ: Indentured Servitude
Essay: DBQ: Indentured Servitude

7- Unit 5: 1914 to Present
1- Introduction
Handout: Unit 5 Key Terms
Handout: Unit 5 Focus Questions
2- Communism, Fascism & Totalitarianism
Handout: Stalin’s Genocide
Handout: Rise of Fascism
Handout: Communist China
Assignment: Trotsky and Stalin
Essay: Trotsky and Stalin part 2
Assignment: The Chinese Cultural Revolution
Assignment: Italian Fascism
3- World Wars
Handout: World in 1914
Handout: WWI
Handout: Nanking Genocide
Handout: Post WWI World
Assignment: WWI: Failure of European Diplomacy
Essay: European Diplomacy part 2
Assignment: The Schlieffen Plan
Essay: The Versailles Treaty
4- World Wars continued
Handout: Nazi Genocide
Handout: Independence Movements
Assignment: WWII: 1936 in Review
Assignment: Japanese Expansion
Essay: The Holocaust and Hiroshima
5- Cold War & Post-Colonialism
Handout: The Cold War
Handout: Decolonization
Handout: Vietnam
Handout: Armenian Genocide
Handout: Bosnian Genocide
Handout: Cambodian Genocide
Handout: Nationalism in the Balkins
Assignment: Glossary of the Arms Race
Assignment: The Marshall Plan
Assignment: Apartheid in South Africa
Assignment: Arab-Israeli Conflict
6- Globalization
Assignment: 20th Century Latin American Dictatorships
Essay: Modern Asia: Analyzing Conflicts
Assignment: World Trade Organizations
Quiz: Unit 5 Multiple-Choice Exam
Essay: Unit 5 Essay Exam
7- DBQ: Women and the Cuban Revolution
Handout: DBQ: Women and the Cuban Revolution
Essay: DBQ: Women and Cuban Revolution

8- Course Survey
1- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey