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AP_World_History_Syllabus_III_(3)2008A - A.P World History...

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A.P. World History- Cantrell Course Syllabus Course Overview: My course is designed to allow students to develop the skills need to analyze and assess the validity of primary sources and use them as evidence in synthesizing a position in writing. Students will be charged with reading a variety of primary resources and using these resources in their writings as evidence of the position they are defending in their papers. Many of the documents used by the students will include both primary and secondary. Maps will also be a part of the process of analysis as well as charts and statistical data. Course Materials: Text Stearns, Peter, et al. World Civilizations : The Global Experience , 2007 5th ed. Supplements Andrea, Alfred J. and Overfield, James H. The Human Record sources of Global History vol. 1 and 2, 2001, 4 th ed. Riley, Philip F., et al. The Global Experience readings in World History , vol. 1 and 2, 2002, 4 th ed. Kishlanksy, Mark A. Sources of World History readings for World Civilization , vol. 1 and 2, 1999, 2 nd ed. Wiesner, Merry E., et al. Discovering the Ancient Past; a Look at the Evidence , 2004. Wiesner, Merry E., et al. Discovering the Global Past: A Look at the Evidence , 2004 Riley, Kevin, World of History; A Comparative Reader, vol. 1 and 2, 2000. Stearns, Peter N., et al, Documents in World History , vol. 1 and 2, 2006, 4 th ed. Teaching Units from Collegeboard The selections from the Discovering the Ancient Past, Discovering the Global Past, and Worlds of History are to be read and discussed in Socratic Seminars, outer circle – inner circle activities And written about in various essay styles. Map Packet This packet consists of a variety of maps. Most are blank outline that the student will be required to label with geographic and politic features. Also there will be several maps that the students will be required to draw (mental maps), these will involve the transfer of data from a written source to placement on the drawn maps. Also the following areas will be covered in mapping exercises: North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America, including regions of Mesoamerica and the Caribbean Study Guides These are designed to accompany the textbook. There are short answers questions for factual information and several essay questions for each chapter. The purpose of these is to aid students in gain facts to use in support of their writings. There will be addition readings that will require the student to analyze documentary evidence using APPARTS*. Course Themes: 1. Interactions between humans and the environment Demography and disease
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Migration Patterns of settlement Technology 2. Development and interaction of cultures Religions Belief systems, philosophies, and ideologies Science and technology The arts and architecture 3. State-building, expansion, and conflict Political structures and forms of governance Empires Nation and nationalism Revolts and revolutions
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