Primary source reader documents in world history

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Primary Source Reader: Documents in World History. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2008. Review Guide: McCannon, John . Barron’s AP World History. 7th Edition. Hauppauge, NY: Barron Educationtional Group, 2016. AP World History Geographical Coverage The five major geographical regions of the AP World History course include Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The AP World History course provides balanced geographical coverage with all five of these regions represented. AP World History Periodization AP World History course content is studied comparatively within and across the following periods of study: Period 1: Technological and Environmental Transformation – to 600 B.C.E Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies – c. 600 B.C.E. to c. 600 C.E. Period 3: Regional and Interregional Interactions – c. 600 C.E. to 1450 C.E. Period 4: Global Interactions – c. 1450 C.E. to 1750 C.E. Period 5: Industrialization and Global Integration – c. 1750 C.E. to 1900 C.E. Period 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments – c. 1900 C.E. to the Present AP World History Historical Thinking Skills I. Analyzing Historical Sources and Evidence II. Making Historical Connections III. Chronological Reasoning IV. Creating and Supporting a Historical Argument AP World History Course Themes and Corresponding Thematic Learning Objectives Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment (ENV) Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures (CUL) Theme 3: State Building, Expansion, and Conflict (SB) Theme 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems (ECON) Theme 5: Development and Transformation of Social Structures (SOC) Themes in 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. These themes connect key concepts
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throughout the course and serve as a foundation for student reading, writing, and presentation requirements. The themes also provide a way to organize comparisons and analyze change and continuity over time. This framework allows for a broader picture to be comprehended and a deeper synthesis of the information to be achieved. Consequently, virtually all study of history in this class will be tied back to these themes by utilizing a “SPICE” acronym. Students will analyze each period using this acronym. Social – Development and transformation of social structure (SOC) Gender roles & relations Racial and ethnic constructions Family and kinship Social and economic classes Political – State-building, expansion, and conflict (SB) Political structures & forms of governance Nations and nationalism Regional, trans-regional, and global structures of organizations Empires Revolts and Revolutions Interaction between humans and the environment (ENV) Demography and disease
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