AP World History

Department:
Credit:
1.0
SS/CELT
Length:
1 Year
Grade Level (s):
10
11
  • Prerequisite/Corequisite (s):
    None
Prerequisite: Minimum B average in current Social Sciences course and AP Potential Eligible 

How can we learn from the past so we are not doomed to repeat the mistakes from the past? AP World History focuses on developing students’ abilities to think conceptually about world history and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past. Five themes of equal importance focusing on the environment, cultures, state-building, economic systems, and social structures—provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. Students explore the history of the five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania, with a special focus on historical developments and processes that cross multiple regions. This course engages students in college-level reading, analysis, writing, and responsibility for learning. Students must take the College Board exam in May.