Book Title(s): World Civilizations: The Global Experience - AP Edition 

Glencoe World History

Human Heritage

Course Goal/Overview:

*AP World History -

The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contact in different types of human societies. This course focuses on the expanse of global history from 8000 BC to the present. Course material focuses on events that have had a global impact and on the significant interactions between cultures, regions and institutions in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. It emphasizes relevant factual knowledge, leading interpretive issues, and skills in analyzing types of historical evidence. The content of AP World History reflects the content of a college level World History course. Near the conclusion of the course the students may take the Advanced Placement exam. All students must be recommended by a Social Studies teacher. Students enrolled in AP courses should be exceptionally motivated and interested in social science. Appropriately placed students should expect approximately 5 hours of homework per week. A summer assignment is required.

*H World History -

Honors level courses require a deeper examination of social science concepts with an emphasis on analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Students choosing these courses should be highly motivated and demonstrate a strong curiosity in the social sciences. These courses will prepare students for future participation in AP courses. Appropriately placed students should expect approximately 4 hours of homework per week. A summer assignment is required.

World History L2 -

Level 2 courses are designed to provide college-bound students the opportunity to investigate social science concepts at a high level. Students will engage in a variety of activities designed to improve critical thinking skills. Writing is also a key component of this class. Appropriately placed students should expect 2-3 hours of homework per week.

World History L3 - 

Level 3 World History will help prepare students for college and/or the workplace. Students will participate in activities designed to increase social studies literacy and critical thinking skills. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary and reading skills and the development of writing and speaking skills necessary for success in the future. The pace of instruction is designed to meet student needs. Appropriately placed students should expect approximately 1-2 hours of homework per week.

​World History Skills - 

This Skills level Social Studies class will help prepare students for college and/or the workplace. Important to this course will be the development of students’ skills in reading content specific passages, writing proficiency, vocabulary and basic Social Studies skills. The curriculum will mirror that of the Level 2 and Level 3 World History courses.

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