Advanced Placement World History
This year long history course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the base upon which the modern world was built. This course is designed to begin with an introduction from the ancient world and includes major emphasis upon the religious, cultural, and political aspects of European, African, and Asian history. A balanced approach will be taught covering the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. The course will span from 8,000 B.C.E. to the present.
The AP World History Framework defines a set of shared historical thinking skills, which allows teachers to make more informed choices about appropriate ways of linking content and thinking skills. By framing historical processes and developments beyond a perceived list of facts, events, and dates, the key concepts help teachers and their students understand, organize, and prioritize historical developments within each period.