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.
3/10 599-609 Culture in the Islamic World. DA # 605 - "Islamic Views of the World". DA # 608 - "Royal Architecture in the Age of Splendor and Power."
3/10 609-617 Culture and Politics in East Asia. DA # 613 - "Chinese Views of the World."
3/11 617-624 The Enlightenment in Europe. DA # 618 - "European Views of the World."
3/11 624-635 African Cultural Flourishing.
3/11 639-649 Revolutionary Transformations and New Languages of Freedom. DA # 648 - "The Rights of Women".
3/11 649-656 - Napoleon's Empire: 1799-1815. DA # 653 - "Inspirations for Slave Rebellion on Haiti".
3/12 656-667 Change and Trade in Africa. DA # 658 - "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? - Frederick Douglass." DA # 663 - "The Other Revolution of 1776."
3/13 667-676 Persistence and Change in Afro-Asia. DA # 669 - "An Egyptian Intellectual's Reaction to the French Occupation of Egypt." DA # 674-75 - "James Mill on Indian Tradition".
3/14 676-682 Persistence of the Qing Empire.
3/17 Exam: # 15 - Reordering the World: 1750-1850 - Analytical Essay.
3/18 686-694 Reactions to Social and Political Change. DA # 690 - "Islamic Rebels: Abi Al-Qasim and Zaynab" DA # 692-93 - "A Female Muslim Voice in Africa."
3/19 694-704 Prophecy and Rebellion in China. DA # 696 - "The Taiping on the Principles of the Heavenly Kingdom." DA # 702-03 - "The Communist Manifesto".
3/20 704-716 Insurgencies Against Colonizing and Centralizing States. DA # 705 - "Tenskwatawa's Vision". DA # 714 - "The Indian Rebellion of 1857."
3/21 Ideological Vision of the 19th Century - Marxism, Taipings, Sufi Brotherhood, Utopian Socialism, Shawnee Purity.
3/24 719-730 Nation Building and Expansion. DA # 724 - "Manifest Destiny."
3/25 730-739 Consolidation of Nation-States of Europe. DA # 731 - "What is a Nation". DA # 738 - "The Origin of Species".
3/26 739-751 Imperialism. DA # 744 - "Drawing the Boundaries of Africa."
3/27 751-760 Japan, Russia and China. DA # - "Two Faces of Empire." Essay: Imperialism - P. # 760.
3/28 763-776 Progress, Upheaval and Movement.
3/31 776-787 Worldwide Insecurities. DA # 781 - "Viragoes or Temple Courtesans?". DA # 783 - "A Chinese Feminist Condemns Injustices to Women." DA # 784 - "Industrialization and Women's Freedom in Egypt."
4/1 787-796 Cultural Modernism.
4/2 796-804 Sun Yat-sen and the Making of a Chinese Nation. DA # 799 - "A Muslim Woman Dreams of Secluding Men From the World." DA # 801 - "German and Egyptian Universities."
4/3 809-819 The Great War.
4/4 819-826 Mass Culture. DA # 822 - "Bruce Barton's Gospel of Mass Production."