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.

9/2     2-14     Precursors to Modern Humans. D # 5, 6-7, 13.
9/3     14-23   First Modern Humans. Map Analysis # 16-17, 23. D # 19, 21
9/4     23-28   The Beginnings of Food Production. Map Analysis # 24-25.  D # 34.
9/5     28-39   Emergence of Agriculture. D. # 34, 38. ***Preparation for the first exam on September 8th.
9/8     Exam # 1: Becoming Human.
9/9     42-49   Settlement, Pastoralism and Trade. Map Analysis # 46-47.
9/10   49-58   Between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers: Mesopotamia. Map Analysis # 50. D # 56.
9/11   58-62   The Indus River Valley: A Parallel Culture. D # 60.
9/12   62-70   The Gift of the Nile: Egypt. D # 70.
9/15   71-75   The Yellow and Yangzi River Basins: East Asia. Map Analysis # 72. D # 74.
9/16   75-83   Life on the Margins of Afro-Eurasia. Map Analysis # 76. D # 78-79, 81.
9/17   Exam # 2: Rivers, Cities and First States: 4000-2000 BCE.
9/18   84-91   Nomadic Movement and the Emergence of "Territorial States". Map Analysis # 88-89
9/19   91-96   The Rise of Territorial States in Egypt and Southwest Asia. Map Analysis # 92-93.
9/22   96-101 Mesopotamia. D # 98
9/23   101-106                                   

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