Grade 10-12     Credit: 1
The Advance Placement program in World History is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in modern World History. The course is rigorous in the sense that it covers the “big picture” of all of World History beginning with Neolithic Man and ending with the Modern Era. The course is divided into five main periods of history. Each period will be followed by only one large exam per marking period.

Students should expect between forty-five minutes to an hour of AP World homework per night between 4-5 nights per week. Weekend assignments are the norm, not the exception. Take home essay assignments supplement in-class examinations. Two historical books will be read during the year in addition to the text and will require writing assignments. Students are required to sit for both the AP Exam and the NYS Global History and Geography Regents.

In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the course are to develop the following: An understanding of some of the principal themes in modern World History An ability to analyze historical evidence An ability to analyze and to express historical understanding in writing

Prerequisites: Mastery of Global 9 (92 average or better, passage of AP entrance exam, teacher recommendation, approval of department chair/academic associate principal)