This course is designed to prep students for the NEW AP World History Exam which was first administered in May 2017. 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.
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Wednesdays 5:30-7:00PM Six-Week Course
3/28/18 to 5/16/18
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What has changed in the NEW 2016-2017 AP World History course? What’s different about these changes from the changes that were implemented in 2011-12?
While the 2011-12 changes focused on the course content, the 2016-17 changes focus more on the exam and include just minor revisions to the course. Nonessential topics have been removed from the concept outline, making the scope of the course more manageable. Beginning with the May 2017 AP World History Exam, none of the exam questions will require students to know historical content that falls outside this concept outline. A revised exam format, featuring new question types, provides greater opportunity for students to demonstrate what they know and can do.
The AP World History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of world history from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides five themes (interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; development and transformation of social structures) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places encompassing the five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
The AP World History Exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long and includes both a 1 hour and 45 minute multiple-choice/short-answer section and a 1 hour and 30 minute free-response section. The exam is divided into four main parts: 55 multiple-choice questions, 4 short answer questions, 1 document-based question, and 1 long essay question.
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