Past Ap World History Essay Questions

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  • Unit 1 - Classical Era - 8000 BCE - 600 CE

  • Unit 2 - Post-Classical Era - 600 CE - 1450

  • Unit 3 - Early Modern Era - 1450 - 1750

  • Unit 4 - Modern Era - 1750 - 1914

  • Unit 5 - 20th Century - 1914 - Present

  • 2015 Practice DBQ--Use this College Board released DBQ to write an intro. paragraph and at least 3 topic sentences.  Be sure to review the DBQ rubric.

    This page is for all things related to AP World History.  Click on the links below, and in the column on the right, for information, activities, hand outs, etc.

    Course Syllabus, Download it here. (PDF file.)

    SAMOHI update homework policy.

    **Textbook Chapters**

    For those without their textbooks, click on the links below for the chapters so that you don't fall behind.

    Reading Log

    Click here (.docx)

    Click here  (.pdf)

    Click on the links above for the reading log for the class.  I saved them in 2 formats just in case you can't open one.  this document contains all of the key terms and focus questions you will need to complete for the course. You will need to read the entire book before May, because that's when we take the AP exam!!!

    Essay Questions

    Click here for a handout containing nearly all of the essay questions asked on the AP World History exam since it began.  Use the document to study/review, and be sure you are able to answer all of the questions by the end of the course.  Also, some of the questions listed MAY be on in-class exams....so download and go over them!

    AP Reader

    Click here, for a collection of primary source documents we will use in class. For most of the documents, we will summarize them and answer the focus/analysis questions.  Be sure your responses are at least a complete paragraph for the summary, and complete sentences for the questions.

    Maps

    Historical Maps.  Click on the link to get the various maps you will need for the class; they cover all time periods and continents.

    Blank Maps.  Click on this link for a collection of blank world maps.  We will use many of them throughout the year.

    Webquests

    Listed in each unit below are webquests.  Webquests require you to answer questions based on reading/viewing/listening to various sources on the internet.  The links to the internet sources, and the questions for them, can be found on the handouts provided on my links.  Some links may require you to manually input the address in your browser.  All of the links work.

    GRAPES 

    GRAPES is an acronym for Geography, Religion, Accomplishments, Politics, Economics, Social Structures.  Use this handout to analyze the important aspects of the civilizations we will learn about throughout the year.

    SOAPS

    SOAPS.  Use this handout for analyzing primary/secondary sources.  It too is an acronym.

    Text Paragraph

    Text Paragraph  Use this handout for instructions on how to write a single, text based paragraph

    • Unit I-- Foundations to 600 B.C.E and 600 B.C.E to 600 C.E (Combined Unit)

      Listed below are various handouts, documents, and articles that pertain to Unit I.  Click on them and download/read them.  Be sure to follow all directions and complete all questions asked on the document or specified by the teacher.

      1. Code of Hammurabi

      Webquests--- Click on the items below to access the handouts with the links and questions for each topic.  Answer all quesitons in complete sentences. 

      1.  Early Americas Webquest

      2.  Importance of the Nile

      3.  Comparing Athens to Sparta

      4.  Buddha's Truth

      5.  Roman Government

      6.  Early River Civilizations Comparison

      7.  Greece: Politics and Tyranny

    • Unit II 600 C.E.-1450

      Webquests--Click on the items below to access the handouts with the links and questions for each topic. Answer all quesitons in complete sentences.

      1.  Feudalism

      2.  The Crusades

      3.  Magna Carta

      4.  Bubonic Plague

      5.  Block Printing in China

      6.  Ibn Battuta

      7.  Trans-Sahara Travel

      8.  Conquest of Jerusalem

      9.  Christianity in Late Antiquity

      10.  Barbarian Invasions

      11. Journal of Ibn Battuta

      12.  India Web Quest

      13.  Zheng He Web Quest

      14.  Japanese Culture Web Quest

      15.  Byzantine Empire Web Quest

      Unit I and II Review. Click on the link for a review of the important aspects of Units I and II.

      Work Packets--Pay attention in class, as we may NOT complete all of the documents in each packet.  I will let you know which documents you need to complete. 

      1.  Packet #1--River Valleys to Classical World

      2.  Packet #2--Byzantine Empire, Russia, Mongol Empire & Islam--click here for documents related to these topics.

      3.  Packet #3--Early Africa and the Americas

    • Unit III 1450-1750

      Webquests--Click on the items below to access the handouts with the links and questions for each topic. Answer all quesitons in complete sentences.

      Veteran's Day Activity

      1.  Ships and Technology 

      2.  Ferdinand Magellan

      3.  Japanese/Chinese Illustrated Timeline

           Timeline Rubric

      4.  Explorers Chart

      5.  Reformation Webquest

      6.  Enlightenment Webquest

      7.  Declaration of Independence comparison with Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen

      Unit III Review. Click on the link for a review of the important aspects of Unit III.

      Work Packets--Pay attention in class, as we may NOT complete all of the documents in each packet.  I will let you know which documents you need to complete.  

      4.  Packet #4--Medieval Europe, Renaissance, Reformation

      5.  Packet #5--Absolutism, Democracy, and Revolutions

    • Unit IV 1750-1900

      Webquests--Click on the items below to access the handouts with the links and questions for each topic. Answer all quesitons in complete sentences. 

      China/Japan

      1.  Meiji Restoration

      French Revolution

      1.  The Three Estates

      2.  Storming of the Bastille

      3.  The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

      4.  Reign of Terror

      5.  The Executions

      The Enlightenment

      Brochure Handout, click here for the project.

      Adam Smith, short biography and ideas

      6.  Society and Government

      7.  Powers of Government

      8.  The Rights of Women

      Imperialism

      9.  The "White Man's" Burden

      10.  The Economics of Imperialism

      Click on the links on the above handout, or click here for the documents used in class

      11.  Indigenous Response to Imperialism

      Click on the links on the above handout, or click here for the documents used in class

      12.  International Competition

      13 .  Defining Nationalism

      14.  Nationalism and Romanticism

      15.  U.S. Imperialism, differing views.

      16.  Imperialism Data.

      17.  European Imperialism Webquest

      18.  Rise of Modern Japan

      19.  Japan's Response to Imperialism

      20.  Rise of Modern China

      21.  Rise of Modern China Webquest

      22.  Revolutions and Nationalist Movements Questions

      23. Revolutions Webquest

      Work Packets--Pay attention in class, as we may NOT complete all of the documents in each packet.  I will let you know which documents you need to complete

      6.  Packet #6--Industrialization and Imperialism

      Unit IV Review.  Click on the link for a review of the important aspects of Unit IV.

    • Unit V 1900-Present

      Webquests--- Click on the items below to access the handouts with the links and questions for each topic. Answer all quesitons in complete sentences.

      Rise and Fall of Communism

      1.  The Communist Manifesto

      2.  The Russian Revolution

      3.  Stalinism and Totalitarianism

      4.  Failure of the Soviet System

      5.  Reform and Collapse

      6.  Memorial Day activity.

      World War I

      7.  Wilson's 14 Points Speech

      7A.  WWI Webquest

      World War II

      8.  Atomic Bomb Questions

      8A.  WWII Essential Questions

      8B.  WWII Webquest

      Cold War

      9.  Cold War Handouts (Ch. 26 and 27)

      10.  Cold War Cartoons

      11.  Cold War Webquest

      Post-WWII and Beyond

      11.  Chapter 28-29 Packet

      12.  Extra Credit Movie Review.  Spring break assignment, feel free to complete it (and upload it) if you have time over break.  Hard copy due the Monday we return.

       13.  Iraq Joint Resolution

      14.  Post-1945 Questions

      Unit V Review.  Click on the link for a review of the important aspects of Unit V.

      Work Packets--Pay attention in class, as we may NOT complete all of the documents in each packet.  I will let you know which documents you need to complete

      7.  Packet #7--World War I, Russian Revolution, and World War II

    • Final Projects

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