What makes this course interesting?

  • Focus on the development of historical thinking skills, not just the collection and memorization of information and events
  • Learn how to analyze a point of view and to interpret historical evidence you can use to build and support an argument

Explore key themes of world history, including interaction with the environment, cultures, state-building, economic systems, and social structures, from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present.

Learn to apply historical thinking skills including the ability to craft arguments from evidence; describe, analyze and evaluate events from a chronological perspective; compare and contextualize historical developments; and analyze evidence, reasoning and context to construct and understand historical interpretations.

AP World History Course and Exam Description (PDF)

AP World History Course Overview (PDF)

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