AP World History : Sample Syllabus 1Sample Syllabus 1Course Text and other Reading:Main Text: Bentley and Ziegler. 2010. Traditions and Encounters, 5th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill. [CR1a]Primary Sources: • Students will read and analyze selected primary sources (documents, images, and maps) in » Andrea, A. and Overfield, J. 2000. The Human Record: Sources of Global History, vols I & II. Houghton Mifflin College Division. and» Spodek. 2000. The World’s History, 2nd edition. Prentice-Hall. • Students will analyze quantitative sources through study and interpretation of graphs, charts and tables » Stearns. 2008. World Civilizations: The Global Experience. Pearson. » from Document Based Questions released by the College BoardSecondary Sources [CR1c]• McNeill, J.R. and McNeill, W. H. 2003. The Human Web. Norton & Co.• Pomeranz, K. and Topik, S. 1999. The World that Trade Created. M.E. Sharpe. • Friedel, D. and Schele, L. 1991. A Forest of Kings. Quill. • Pomeranz, K. 2000.The Great Divergence. Princeton. and • Goldstone, J. 2008. Why Europe? The Rise of the West in World History. McGraw Hill. Themes and AP World History:Students in this course must learn to view history thematically. The AP World History course is organized around five overarching themes that serve as unifying threads throughout the course, helping students to relate what is particular about each time period or society to a “big picture” of history. The themes also provide a way to organize comparisons and analyze change and continuity over time. Consequently, virtually all study of history in this class will be tied back to these themes by utilizing a “SPICE” acronym. [CR2]Social--Development and transformation of social structures • Gender roles and relations• Family and kinship• Racial and ethnic constructions• Social and economic classesPolitical--State-building, expansion, and conflict• Political structures and forms of governance• Empires• Nations and nationalism• Revolts and revolutions• Regional, trans-regional, and global structures and organizationsCR2:Each of the course themes receives explicit attention and is addressed throughout the course. – Course themesCR1a: The course includes a college-level world history textbook. CR1c: The course includes sources written by historians or scholars interpreting the past.
AP World History : Sample Syllabus 12Interaction between humans and the environment• Demography and disease• Migration• Patterns of settlement• TechnologyCultural--Development and interaction of cultures• Religions• Belief systems, philosophies, and ideologies• Science and technology• The arts and architectureEconomic--Creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems• Agricultural and pastoral production• Trade and commerce• Labor systems• Industrialization• Capitalism and socialismCourse ScheduleUnit 1 To 600 BCE: Technological and Environmental TransformationsKey Concepts: [CR3]• Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth •