APSI Syllabus and Agenda for AP World History: Modern
Sean Harris-Campf, College Board consultant and AP World History teacher at Holy Names Academy, Seattle, WA
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Learning Outcomes and Course Objectives
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Align your instruction with the goals of the AP course.
- Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation.
- Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course.
- Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.
The AP World History course was updated for the 2019-2020 school year. The new AP World History: Modern test will address content from 1200 CE to the present. This workshop will address all of these changes. The workshop will also take advantage of the samples from the 2020 AP reading to explain how the changes to the course were reflected in the AP test.
There are no required course materials beyond the material provided by the College Board. The activities and resources that I will provide will be available online. Participants should bring a laptop to the workshop if possible. The recommended supplemental textbook is:
Marks, Robert B. The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century, Third Edition, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4422-1240-4
The book is available directly from the publisher at https://rowman.com/isbn/9781442212404/the-origins-of-the-modern-world-a-global-and-environmental-narrative-from-the-fifteenth-to-the-twenty-first-century-third-edition
It is also available on Amazon.
Note: The goal of the workshop is for every teacher to feel prepared to teach AP World. To help meet that goal I will tailor the agenda to meet the needs of the participants in the workshop. I will send out a survey about a week before the workshop to collect information, and then use that information to shape the workshop agenda. I will also get feedback from participants during the week and amend the agenda as needed.
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Understanding the course
· Equity and Access
· The AP mindset
· Using the unit guides, themes and historical reasoning skills
Unit planning for 1200-1450 CE
Test Strategies: Multiple Choice (MCQs)
Using student notetaking to improve test performance
Test Strategies: Short Answer Questions (SAQs)
Unit planning for 1450-1750 CE
Primary Source Analysis
Test strategies: How to teach the DBQ
Scoring the DBQ
Unit planning for 1750-1900 CE
Test strategies: How to teach the LEQ
Scoring the LEQ
College Board online resources
· Personal Progress Checks
· Test Bank
Syllabus creation and AP Audit process
Unit planning for 1900-present