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.

2/23   368-376   Islam and Political Fragmentation. DA # - 371.
2/23   376-389   Song China. DA # 381, 387.
2/23 389-401   The Americas. DA # 390-91, 396-97, 398, 400-01.
2/23   404-414   Islamic Dynasties. DA # 408-09, 410, 412, 413.
2/23   414-426   Tools of Empire Building. DA # 420, 422.
2/23   426-437   European Identity and the Renaissance. DA # 428-29, 433
2/24   Exam # 11 - Crises and Recovery in Afro-Eurasia: 1300-1500
2/25   440-455   European Exploration and Expansion. DA # 448, 454.
2/25   455-462   The Incas. DA # 456, 458-59, 461.
2/26   463-473   Transformation of Europe. DA # 471.
2/26     Seminar # 12: Analytical Essay and Seminar.
2/27     476-488   Mercantilism. DA # 480-81, 482.
2/27     488-499   Slave Trade. DA # 489, 490-91, 493.
3/2     499-507   From Ming to Qing. DA # 501.
3/2     507-515   Transformation of Europe.


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