AP World History

AP World History
Instructor Information

Mr. Lowell Benner

Email: lbenner@orangeusd.org

Ms. Shannon Mirise

Email: smirise@orangeusd.org

Textbook Information

 

Course Description AP World History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university world history course. In AP World History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical comparisons; and utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.
Summer Information

 

Workload - recommended skills/courses to take for the class  
Links to Study Guides / Websites

AP College Board Course Overview - AP World History