AP World History

Updated June 5, 2014

Month

Topics

State Core & Essential Questions

Assessment

August-September

 Introduction

Discuss Syllabus

 

Civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt

 

Hinduism and Buddhism

Judaism and Christianity

Confucianism and Daoism

Classical Civilizations

Greece

Discuss the characteristics of Ancient Rome and the Roman Republic

Discuss the migration of Huns and Germanic tribes on the fall of Rome.

Han China

Gupta Empire

What is history? What is civilization? 

How did the agricultural revolution affect the development of early societies?

How did the early major belief systems affect social and gender systems in the Classical World?

 Map Quiz on major bodies of water and land masses around the globe

 

Guns, Germs, and Steel

 

Venn Diagram

Comparative Essay

DBQ

Trace connections between trade systems and the spread of belief systems on maps

 

Reading Quizzes

October

 The Islamic World

The Latin West and the Vikings

The Byzantine Empire

The Crusades and The Schism and The Black Plague

Tang and Song China, Korea, and Japan

 Is the world organized by culture or states?  Is change motivated by nomadic migration or urban growth? 

 Work on maps and timeline for Unit 1

Compare the Five Pillars to major tenets in Judaism and Christianity

Study maps showing the spread of Islam

Compare European and Japanese Feudalism

 

Reading Quizzes

November

 Bantu and Polynesian migrations

The Mongols

The Black Death

 

Kubilai Khan and the Kamikaze

Ming China

Maya and Aztecs

Incan Empire

 Was there a world economic network during this time?  How was the life of women impacted during this period?

  Change over time essay

Unit 2 Test

 

Reading Quizzes

December

 Encounters, Conflict, and Exchange

 

Renaissance

Reformation and Counter Reformation

Absolutism and Exploration

Encounters in the Atlantic World

Plantation Economies

Serfdom in Russia/Eastern Europe

Slavery in Sub-Sahara Africa and the Indian Ocean

How did Europe become predominant in the world economy during this time? 

 

 Reading Quizzes

January

 Absolutism

Louis XIV

Tokugawa Japan and Romanov Russia

Joint-Stock Companies in Asia, Africa, and the Americas

Scientific Revolution and

 Enlightenment

American and French Revolution

Napoleon

How does the world economy of this era compare with the previous one? What impact did this have on the world?

  Unit 3 Test

Comparative Essay

 

Reading Quizzes

February

 Haiti and Latin America

Industrial Revolution – Causes and Effects

Industrial Reform

Suffrage

Abolition

Nationalism in Europe

Opium Wars, Taiping and Boxer Rebellions

Compare modernization in Japan, Mexico, and China

 How did the Industrial Revolution spread throughout the world?  How      did the rights of individuals and groups change during this period? 

 Compare and Contrast Essay on Imperialism

 

Reading Quizzes

March

 Compare revolutions in China and Mexico

WWI

Treaty of Versailles

Wilson’s 14 Points

Great Depression

 

Introduction to nationalist leaders around the world (Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Vargas, Chiang Kai-shek, FDR)

WWII

Technology and the involvement of colonial troops

 

European Theatre

Pacific Theatre

 

Nuclear Bomb and the introduction of the Cold War

Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact

 

Communist China

 What new social conflicts emerge during the nineteenth century?  How and with whom did the idea of “The West” as a leading force in history come about?

  Unit 4 Test

Multiple Choice

Essays

 

Reading Quizzes

April

  South Asia and Africa

Satellite Nations vs. Containment

 

Korean War

Vietnam War

End of the USSR

Tiananmen Square

India and Latin America ,Africa and the Middle East

 In what ways do conflict and change influence migration patterns            internally and internationally?  How do international organizations influence change?

  Unit 5 Test

Multiple Choice

Essays

 

Reading Quizzes

May-June

  Review

 

AP Test