World History

Refining the AP World History LEQ prompt
Based on requests from AP teachers to make the wording clearer and more direct for students, the question prompt for the AP World History long essay questions (LEQs) has been refined. The AP World History Course and Exam Description and the sample student responses scored with the 2018 rubrics have been updated to reflect this change.

We encourage you to let your students know about the updated prompt, so that they’re familiar with the wording of the long essay question options they’ll see on exam day.

Updated Course Overview Modules and New Secure Practice Exam
The  AP World History course overview modules  have been updated to align with the 2017-18 AP history updates. A secure practice exam reflecting the updates is also available on the  AP Course Audit site .

Refining the AP World History LEQ prompt
Based on requests from AP teachers to make the wording clearer and more direct for students, the question prompt for the AP World History long essay questions (LEQs) has been refined. The AP World History Course and Exam Description and the sample student responses scored with the 2018 rubrics have been updated to reflect this change.

We encourage you to let your students know about the updated prompt, so that they’re familiar with the wording of the long essay question options they’ll see on exam day.

Updated Course Overview Modules and New Secure Practice Exam
The  AP World History course overview modules  have been updated to align with the 2017-18 AP history updates. A secure practice exam reflecting the updates is also available on the  AP Course Audit site .

World history seeks a global perspective on the past, one that acknowledges and integrates the historical experiences of all of the world's people. Only by examining humanity's shared past is it possible to view today's world in meaningful historical context. Like all historians, world historians create narratives of the past from records of individual and collective experiences, and they interpret the past in response to questions shaped by the world they live in.

World historians look for global patterns that emerge from the world's vast collection of historical narratives. In studying patterns historians employ a thematic approach, looking for significant connections across both time and geographical space. Two broad themes can be applied to view the people and events of world history: integration (how the processes of world history have drawn peoples of the world together) and difference (how the patterns of world history also reveal the diversity of the human experience).

The very forces that accelerated the integration of the peoples of the world have also sharpened awareness of difference among them. The construction of world history reflects the same global processes that have both integrated the experiences of people all over the world and highlighted differences among them. World history seeks to bridge the tensions between these two dynamic processes.

 
 
 
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