This is a big step in your life, taking an Advanced Placement class that covers an array of historical context. One thing you need to know, the class will not be easy, but you can absolutely do it if you work hard and put in the effort. Your teacher will be here for you along the way to help guide you through the process and learn all of the necessary information and skills needed to do well in your AP class and on the AP Exam.
Here are some key terms that students will use and need to understand in this class:
- Context – the scenario or setting for a story or event
- Social / Society – interaction of human social classes and gender
- Politics – government
- Economics – anything having to do with money, property, trade, or their systems
- Theology – study of religion / religious issues
- Philosophy – human outlooks and explanations for the purpose of life / the universe
- Culture – a unique mix of art, language, religion, and social interactions for a particular people or region
- State – can be used as a word for the government or a region inside a country
- Nationality – citizens of a particular country (not to be confused with ethnicity or race)
- Hierarchies – systems of rankings or dominance in the natural world and human society
Topics covered in this class included but not limited to: AP World History Modern Essentials, Post-Classical Era Empire: Byzantine, Post-Classical China, Feudalism in Europe and Japan, Vikings, Mongols, European Renaissance, The Russian Empire, The Qing Dynasty, etc.
10 group classes, 2 hours each, 20 hours in total