Online for the 2023-2024 School Year
Teacher: Jessica Newman
Class is currently full.
Applications for auditing this course are still available for 2023-2024
(please read below how auditing this course works).
*if the application isn't working, please email me and I will correct the issue.
Statistics for my AP World History Modern class 2019-2020. SO PROUD OF MY STUDENTS!!
*Mean score- 4.05 compared to a global mean score of 2.88
*% of scores 3 or higher- 85% compared to global mean of 60%
302,954 students took the AP World History exam worldwide.
Statistics for my AP World History Modern class 2020-2021. SO PROUD OF MY STUDENTS!!
*Mean score- 3.88 compared to a global mean score of 2.71
*% of scores 3 or higher- 93.8% compared to a global mean of 52.2%
302,227 students took the AP World History exam worldwide.
Statistics for my AP World History Modern class 2021-2022. SO PROUD OF MY STUDENTS!!
*Mean score- 4.18 compared to a global mean score of 2.96
*% of scores 3 or higher- 90.9% compared to a global mean of 62.1%
*out of 15 students who took the exam, 11 students scored a 4 or 5.
314,000 students took the AP World History exam worldwide.
Statistics for my AP World History Modern class 2022-2023. SO PROUD OF MY STUDENTS!!
*Mean score- 3.87 compared to a global mean score of 3.04
*% of scores 3 or higher- 80% compared to a global mean of 64.7%
350,013 students took the AP World History exam worldwide.
In AP World History Modern, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 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 connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides six themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation. AP World History Modern is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college or university survey of Modern World History.
The course framework includes two essential components: HISTORICAL THINKING SKILLS/REASONING PROCESSES and COURSE CONTENT.
The historical thinking skills and reasoning processes are central to the study and practice of world history. Students should practice and develop these skills and processes on a regular basis over the span of the course. The course content is organized into commonly taught units of study that provide a suggested sequence for the course. These units comprise the content and conceptual understandings that colleges and universities typically expect students to master to qualify for college credit and/or placement. This content is grounded in themes, which are cross-cutting concepts that build conceptual understanding and spiral throughout the course. Reasoning processes describe the cognitive operations that students will be required to apply when engaging with the historical thinking skills on the AP Exam. The reasoning processes ultimately represent the way practitioners think in the discipline. Specific aspects of the cognitive process are defined under each reasoning process: Comparison, Causation, and Continuity and Change.
You can view the Course and Exam Description at this link - https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-world-history/course
START DATE: August 28, 2023
END DATE: May 10, 2024
Fall Break- November 20-24, 2023.
Holiday Break- December 18, 2022- December 31, 2022.
Spring Break- March 25-March 29, 2024.
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. The course will utilize the Canvas platform.
Required: AMSCO AP World History Modern 1200 to the present
Optional: Review Books (make sure to get the newest edition)
Five Steps to a 5
AP World History: An Essential Coursebook by Ethel Wood – 3rd edition