AP World History

AP World History at Santa Teresa High School is a rigorous course that covers over 1000 years of history. Students should expect homework six nights a week and a heavy emphasis on writing. The main goal of this course is to prepare students to take and pass the Advanced Placement World History test.

This course will expose students to a variety of cultures, both in a historical and modern context. Through the study of different societies and civilizations, students will gain a better understanding of how the world has evolved over time. The course also emphasizes the development of real-life skills such as note-taking, outlining, research, expository writing skills and techniques, and analytical thinking approaches.

Successful completion of the AP World History course and passing the College Board AP World History test may earn students college credits and an extra point towards their college GPA. Additionally, this course meets the State and District World History requirement for graduation.

The curriculum of AP World History is organized around five major themes: 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. Students will examine historical events and concepts through multiple perspectives, analyze primary and secondary sources, and develop their own arguments and interpretations.

Overall, this course challenges students to think critically and analyze complex historical events and trends. By the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of the world's history and its impact on contemporary society.

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