AP World History: Thinking Skills

  • The Advanced Placement World History: Modern (APWH) is a challenging full year course that explores the year 1200 to the present day. APWH is co­­nsidered the equivalent of a semester college survey course in Modern World history (equal three credits). In AP World History: Modern, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians:

    • Developments and Processes
      • Identify and explain historical developments and processes.

     

    • Sourcing and  Situation
      • Analyze sourcing and situation of primary and secondary sources.

     

    • Claims and Evidence  in Sources
      • Analyze arguments in primary and secondary sources.

     

    • Contextualization
      • Analyze the context of historical events, developments, or processes. 

     

    • Making  Connections
      • Using historical reasoning processes (comparison, causation, continuity and change), analyze patterns and connections between and among historical developments and processes.

     

    • Argumentation
      • Develop an argument.