Advanced Placement World History:
3000 B.C.E. - 2014 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.
Assignments: Text - Kotkin, Stephen. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart. W.W. Norton and Company, 2008.
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.
12/9 298-309 The Roman Empire. "DA # 302 - "Empires, Allies and Frontiers". DA # 307 - "Municipal Charter of a Roman Town."
11/10 309-318 Social and Gender Relations. DA # 314 - "Cicero on the Role of the Roman State."
12/11 Exam # 7: Han Dynasty and Roman Empire: 300 BCE - 300 CE
12/12 321-330 The Rise of Universal Religions:300-600 CE.
12/13 331-338 Christianity in the Cities. DA # 332 - "Eusebius".
12/16 338-346 Sasanian Persia. DA # 341 - "Religious Conflict in Imperial Borderlands." DA # 343 - "A Letter from a Sogdian Merchant Chief".
12/17 346-354 Political and Religious Change in South Asia. DA # 348 - "The Laws of Manu". DA # 353 - "The Art of Religious Fervor in China."
12/17 354-363 Faith and Cultures in the Worlds Apart. DA # 356 - "Instructions to a Young Man in West Africa." DA # 361 - "Mayan Pictograms."
12/18 Exam # 8: The Rise of Universal Religions: Objective
12/19 Exam # 9: The Rise of Universal Religions: Analytical Essay
12/20 367-376 New Empires and Common Cultures: 600-1000 CE. DA # 374 - "The Quran".
12/20 376-388 The Abbasid Revolution. DA # 380-81 - "Pre-modern Libraries: From Royal Archives to Repositories of Universal Knowledge." DA # 387 - "Ghana as seen by a Muslim Observer in the 11th Century."
1/6 388-397 The Tang State. DA # 393 - "Integrating Empire by Examination."
1/7 397-402 Early Korea and Japan.
1/8 404-414 The Christian West: 600-1000 CE. DA # 405 - "Christendom on the Edge: A View of Empire in Ireland".
1/9 Exam # 9: New Empires and Common Cultures: 600-1000 CE