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AP World History

On-Line for the 2019-2020 School Year

Teacher: Mrs. Jessica Newman

Email: jessica@noahnation.org

Course Description: Note- AP World is changing for 2019-2020. Instead of Prehistory to the present, content will now begin approx. 1200 C.E.

*I will update the Course Description prior to Summer 2019.

Current Course Description for 2018-2019

AP World History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university world history course. In AP World History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical comparisons; and utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.

Current Course Overview for 2018-2019

AP World History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university world history course. In AP World History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.

Current AP History Disciplinary Practices for 2018-2019

Current AP History Reasoning Skills for 2018-2019

Class Schedule: Late August 2019 through May 14, 2020

Resources: High-speed internet and a reliable computer with an internet browser. No specific software is required, although instructor-student cooperation regarding technical difficulties is expected.

Text(s): 

*Mrs. Newman can recommend more resources, if needed.

Tuition: $625.00 after July 1, early bird discount $600.00

AP World History- This course will consist of content review (1200 C.E. to the present) through primary and secondary resources, video clips, and notes (delivered through many formats). Content will be assessed by stimulus based multiple choice questions which will prepare students for the AP exam multiple choice section. Students will also expand and improve their writing skills in preparation for the AP Exam's writing portion: 3 SAQs (Short Answer Questions), 1 DBQ (Document Based Question), and 1 LEQ (Long Essay Question). There will not be live meetings, but I will offer Google Hangout review/collaboration opportunities.

Who should apply: Highly motivated high-school students in any year. An interest in history, travel outside of the United States, and many other personal attributes can assist the student in understanding and engaging with the material.  

An application form will be posted ASAP. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.

Instructor qualifications and bio:

Mrs. Jessica Newman is from Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Montevallo with a BA in History and in 2004, a Masters in Education from the University of Montevallo. In 2012, Mrs. Newman graduated with a Masters in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham all while teaching and raising two young children.  In 15 years of teaching, she has taught Modern World History, Modern U.S. History, AP European History, Comparative World Religions and Current Events, AP World History, and Speech/Debate. In 2015, she passed the English/Language Arts PRAXIS. Mrs. Newman has also been an AP European History Reader for four years along with online AP review collaborations with fellow AP Euro teachers such as Ms. Noah.

Mrs. Newman currently resides in Alabaster, Alabama with her husband and two children, Julieanne (12 years old) and Jeff III (10 years old) She loves everything history including shopping for antiques and doing genealogy research. Her Masters Thesis was "Berry G. Jackson: Murder Witness and Murderer"- detailing Mrs. Newman's GGG Grandfather, who was born a slave in Levy Co., Florida, who escaped his masters, joined the Union in the Civil War, and became a respectable member of a society in Rochester, New York. Mrs. Newman loves to cheer for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the UAB Blazers. She loves to travel and has visited England, Ireland, Scotland, France, and Italy multiple times. She enjoys taking her 1971 Chevelle Malibu out for a spin when she is able to and she has a myriad of quirky favorites such as watching Doctor Who and playing Pokemon (card game and TCG). Mrs. Newman also has 2 rescue cats (Tuxedos) named Panther and Simone.

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