World History - AP 10th Grade
The Earth and Its Peoples
Teacher: M. Cisneros
Course: World History
Text: World History: The Earth and Its Peoples
Advanced Placement World History develops an understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts including interactions over time. This non-traditional approach looks at the common threads of humanity—trade, religion, politics, society, and technology—and investigates how each have changed and continued over time. The course traces the human experience from the emergence of Neolithic cultures to the 21st Century, C.E., emphasizing the historical thinking skills, writing skills, and content knowledge characteristic of a college-level world history course. Students will devote considerable time to the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, as they write essays, engage in class discussions, and participate in Socratic seminars.
After a concentrated study of the foundations of world history, the course focuses primarily on the past thousand years of world history. AP World History offers a balanced coverage of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. There are five over-arching themes that receive approximately equal coverage:
World Population History (1 C.E. - 2050 C.E.)