Coronavirus Update: Until the schools reopen, we are teaching our review classes remotely via Zoom. In addition to the video conferencing feature, the Zoom platform allows us to share our screen, use a whiteboard, and record/share the sessions.
This course is designed for 10th graders who will be taking the The AP World History (Modern) exam in May 2020.
This course consists of six 1.5 hour sessions plus one optional “make-up” class. All classes will be held in Armonk. An experienced AP Global teacher will cover all test topics in an easy-to-understand format. Classes begin in March and run through mid-May exam.
Tuition for this course is $785.
The AP World History (Modern) exam will be given at 2:00PM on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Students will be given 45 minutes to read and respond to Question 1 and then 5 minutes to upload their response.
Modified Document-Based Question (DBQ). The prompt for the 2020 modified DBQ may be derived from any of Units 1–6, and will include 5 documents (instead of 7). The rubric will be lightly modified to match the reduced number of documents, awarding 1 point for using 2 documents and an additional point for using 4 documents. An additional point will be awarded for effectively incorporating a second piece of outside knowledge into the argument. Students can earn up to 2 points for sourcing (1 point for each document).
All classes will be held at the Congregation B’nai Yisrael on Banksville Road in Armonk. In the event of an absence, students can attend the optional “make-up” class that we are going to offer during Week 7 (May 12th). No new material will be presented on May 12th but all students are encouraged to attend whether they miss a class or not.
The class dates are as follows:
All classes are on Wednesdays from 5:45-7:15PM.
1. March 25
2. April 1
3. April 15
4. April 22
5. April 29
6. May 6
7. Tuesday, May 12th from 5:45-7:15PM [Optional/Make-Up Class]
There will be no classes during Spring Break.
|Day/Time||Dates||Location||Instructor||Sign Up Link|
|March 25 - May 12, 2020||Armonk||Mrs. Rikki Saperstein||Sign Up|
Required Course Textbooks:
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.
The AP World History Exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. The exam is divided into four main parts: 55 multiple-choice questions, 3 short answer questions, 1 document-based question, and 1 long essay question.
The exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long and has two sections — multiple choice/short answer and free-response. Each section is divided into two parts.
Section I Part A: Multiple Choice | 55 Questions | 55 minutes | 40% of Exam Score
- Questions appear in sets of 2 to 5.
- You will analyze historical texts, interpretations, and evidence.
- Primary and secondary sources, images, graphs, and maps are included.
Section I Part B: Short Answer | 3 Questions | 40 minutes | 20% of Exam Score
- Analyze historians’ interpretations, historical sources, and propositions about history.
- Questions give you an opportunity to explain the historical examples you know best.
- Some questions include texts, images, graphs, or maps.
- You’ll have a choice between two options for the final required short answer question, each one focusing on a different time period.
- Question 1 (required): periods 3-8
- Question 2 (required): periods 3-8
- Choose between Question 3, periods 1-3, and Question 4, periods 4-6
Section II Part A: Document Based | 1 Question | 60 minutes (includes a 15-minute reading period) | 25% of Exam Score
- Assess written, quantitative, or visual materials as historical evidence.
- Develop an argument supported by an analysis of historical evidence.
- The document-based question will focus on topics from periods 3-6.
Section II Part B:Long Essay | 1 Question | 40 minutes | 15% of Exam Score
- Explain and analyze significant issues in world history
- Develop an argument supported by your analysis of historical evidence.
- You’ll select from one of three essay choices, each focusing on the same theme and skill but different time periods:
- Option 1: periods 1-2
- Option 2: periods 3-4
- Option 3: periods 5-6
Update, November 2017:The wording of the long essay question prompt has been refined to make the language clearer and more direct. The AP World History Course and Exam Description and Practice Exam have been updated to reflect this change.
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