AP World History (Global) Review Course


This course is designed to prep students for the NEWEST version of the AP World History Exam which was first administered in May 2017 and then updated again for the 2017-2018 school year. 

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 being in mid-March and run through the week of the May exam.

The AP World History exam will be given in the morning on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Tuition for this course is $749.

Click on “Class Schedules” link on top menu bar then scroll down to see complete list of class dates and times for each course and location.

Day/Time Dates Location Course Instructor Sign Up
Wednesdays 5:30-7:00PM Six-Week Course 3/21/18 to 5/9/18 Armonk Rikki Saperstein Sign Up

Required Course Textbooks:

Barron’s AP World History, 7th edition

Princeton Review: Cracking the AP World History Exam 2018


About the Course
Source: College Board AP World History Exam [Curriculum Effective Fall 2017]

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.

Exam Description
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.

Helpful Exam Prep Link:

College Board: AP World History Exam

Supplementary Course Materials:

AP World History Flashcards by Barron’s