Advanced Placement World History:

3000 B.C.E. - 2015 C.E.

AP World History: Primary Text - Adelman, Brown, Kotkin, Marchand, Tsin. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present. W.W. Norton & Company, 2011 (978-0-393-93492-2) Third Edition. Students are to answer the Focus Questions at the beginning of each chapter and the Study Questions at the end of each chapter in their notebooks.  Questions are to be completed on the "due date" listed under assignments below. These questions explicate fundamental themes of the text and assist students in writing continuity and change questions. Students are also expected to briefly answer the questions at the end of each primary source document. The "primary documents" help assist students in learning how to write the analytical DBQ question.  A well-written notebook is fundamental to a good course grade and students receive a quarterly exam grade for their notebook writing.

*****Summer Reading:  Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold's Ghost(978-0-618-00190-3) 2009. Write a seven page analytical essay using quotations to develop and discuss the author's thesis. This essay will be turned in no later than September 12th. There will be a seminar on the 12th to discuss the analytical essays.

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999. (0-393-31755-2)
***Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold's Ghost. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston, New York. (978-0-618-00190-3) 1998.
Ferguson, Niall. The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West. (1-59420-100-5) The Penguin Press, New York, 2006.
Darwin, John. After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire Since 1405. (978-1-59691-393-6) Bloomsbury Press, 2008.
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. Millenium: A History of the Last Thousand Years. (0-7432-0249-X) Touchstone Books, 1996.

***Text and Primary Documents:  - Tignor, Robert. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present. W.W. Norton and Company, 4th Edition, 2014. (978-0-393-92333-9).

T = Text         A = Art        DA = Document Analysis (Primary Source Documents)    M = Map    FQ = Focus Questions    SQ = Study Questions

 ***Answer all of the analytical questions at the beginning of each chapter in the "bolded" box. Answering the questions will assist you in writing analytical answers for your AP World History exam.
Also answer the "study questions" at the conclusion of each chapter.

3/23   518-526   Culture in the Islamic World. DA # 524. "Islamic Views of the World".
3/23   526-532   Culture and Politics in East Asia. DA # 528-29. "The Political Uses of Space." DA # 531 - "Chinese Views of the World".
3/23   532-537   Cultural Identity and Tokugawa Japan. DA # 536 - "European Views of the World."
3/24   538-542   Enlightenment Thinkers. DA # 540 - "How can we measure the impact of an idea?" DA # 541 - "The Encyclopedia".
3/24   542-551   African Cultural Flourishing.
3/24   Exam # 14: Cultures of Splendor and Power: 1500-1780.
3/25   554-561   Revolutionary Transformations. DA # 560 - "The Other Revolution of 1776."
3/26   561-565. DA # 564 - "Mary Wollstonecraft on the Rights of Women."
3/27   565-571   Revolutions in the Caribbean and Iberian America. DA # 568-69 - "Two case studies in greed and environmental degradation."
3/27   571-580   Change and Trade in Africa. DA # 572 - "Frederick Douglass Asks, 'What to the Slave is the 4th of July?" DA # 579 - Town and Countryside - Core and Periphery in the 19th Century."
3/30   580-586   Revamping the Russian Monarchy. DA # 582 - "An Egyptian Intellectual's Reaction to the French Occupation of Egypt."
3/31   585-591   Persistence of the Qing Empire. DA # 587 - "James Mill on the Indian Tradition".
4/1     594-603   Alternative Visions of the 19th Century. DA # 598-99 - "Islam: An Enduring Alternative." DA 602-03 - "A Female Muslim Voice in Africa."
4/2   603-607   Prophecy and Rebellion in China. DA # 606 - "The Taiping Rebellion on the Principles of the Heavenly Nature."
4/7   607-613   Socialists and Radicals in Europe. DA # 612 - "'Bourgeoisie and Proletariat': From the 'Communist Manifesto'."
4/8     613-619   Insurgencies against colonizing and centralizing states. DA # 615 - "Tenskwatawa's Vision."
4/9     619-625   The Rebellion of 1857 in India. DA # 622 - "The Azamgarh Proclamation." DA # 624 - "Alternative Movements in Asia and Africa."
4/10     Exam # 16: Alternative Visions of  the 19th Century.




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