AP World History Prep is designed to help students understand and analyze world history from c. 1200 CE to the present. The class will cover a wide range of topics including cultural, political, and economic changes that have shaped our world. Students will have the opportunity to study and analyze primary and secondary sources and practice historical thinking skills.
In addition, the class will include a strategy course for the multiple-choice portion of the AP World History exam. This will help students develop test-taking strategies and techniques to improve their performance on multiple-choice questions. The class will focus on teaching students how to read and interpret the questions, analyze and evaluate the historical evidence, and apply historical thinking skills to answer the questions.
- Pass the AP United States History exam with an overall score of a 4 or higher (5 highest score)
- Increase their scores on the DBQ, SAQ, and LEQ writing portions of the final exam compared to their practice exam scores
- Increase their multiple choice question accuracy on the final exam compared to their practice exam scores
- Articulate a more profound comprehension of World History through verbal and written reflections at the end of the course.
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.