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ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD HISTORY 2014/2015 Course scope - The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contracts, in interaction with different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The material we will study reflects the content of an introductory college course in world history. The examination is representative of such a course and therefore, is considered appropriate for the measurement of skills and knowledge in the field of introductory world history. Basic High School is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Our students will engage in lessons using the IB Learner Profile, IB Command terms, the six IB Global contexts, and the five approaches to learning skill categories. Students will participate in one Interdisciplinary project per semester revolving around a central theme. Several times throughout the year we will be using the IB grading Criterions to determine a grade. All IB components will be introduced in class and referred to throughout the year. Please refer to IB's website for more details on these topics. ( ) Texts : Students will read from the following sources during the course: Principal Textbook: Stearns, Peter et. al., World Civilizations : The Global Experience . New York, Pearson- Longman; 5th ed., 2007. Primary Source Readers : Andrea, A. & Overfield, J. The Human Record : Sources of Global History . Vols. I & II. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 4 th ed., 2001. Selected Primary Sources From: Stearns, P. et al. (2000). Documents in World History: Vols. 1 & 2. 2 nd ed. Reilly, K. (2007). Worlds of History: A Comparative Reader. 3 rd ed. Strayer, Robert W. Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011. Noonan, Theresa. “Document-Based Assessment for Global History.” J. Weston Walch. 2007 Williams, William. “DBQ Practice: AP-Style Document-Based Questions Designed to Help Students Prepare for the World History Examination.” Social Studies School Service. Secondary Sources Bulliet, et. Al. (2001). The Earth And Its Peoples: A Global History. World History: Patterns of Interaction  from McDougal-Littell Themes of the course: In AP World History we will highlight five overarching themes that we will explore and engage in throughout the course’s content. The themes will provide a way to organize comparisons and analyze change and continuity over time. Everything we study in this class will be tied to the following themes: Political, Economic, Religion, Social, Interactions, and Artistic (PERSIA) will be used to relate what is particular about each time period or society to a “big picture” of history.
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