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SSW412: AP World History (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Advanced Placement
COURSE TITLE: AP World History
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
CODE: SSW412
TYPE: GE,AP
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills. The course highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and their causes and con sequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. It emphasizes relevant factual knowledge, leading interpretive issues, and skills in analyzing types of historical evidence. Periodization, explicitly discussed, forms an organizing principle to address change and continuity throughout the course. Specific themes provide further organization to the course, along with consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study.

Major Instructional Activities: nstructional activities will be provided relative to the content standards of the AP World History, and use chronological and spatial thinking, historical research, and interpretation to demonstrate intellectual reasoning, reflection and research skills.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Evaluation will be comprised of assessments for/of learning in content standards knowledge, historical analysis, making historical connections and social studies research skills utilizing primary source documents.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the AP World History course of study, students should be able to:

  • Analyze comparisons over time and facilitate cross-period questions
  • Analyze the processes and causes of continuity and change over historical periods.
  • Analyze and interpret primary sources, including documentary material, maps, statistical tables, and pictorial and graphic evidence of historical events.
  • Take notes from both printed materials and lectures and discussion.
  • Write essay examinations, analytical and research papers
  • Express themselves with clarity and precision in oral presentations and written formats, citing sources and crediting phrases and ideas of others.