• Intro to AP World









    Information about Intro to AP World


    The difference between Intro to AP World History and Academic World History – Intro to AP has a greater alignment with the Advanced Placement World History Course, which students will take sophomore year. Students will be responsible for a broader range of topics and analysis specifically relevant to the AP World curriculum.  


    Students and parents should keep in mind the following expectations for the course:


    • Reading and writing outside class with a greater emphasis on critical writing and analysis of historical concepts.


    • Increased emphasis on the types of AP essays. In Intro to AP World, students will learn and write all three required essay formats.


    • Requires self-discipline to complete assignments and willingness to work on improving skills.


    • Motivation and a passion for history.

    Students will take the Advanced Placement Exam at the end of their sophomore year. 

     The exam consists of short-answer, document-based, and long essay questions that will ask students to demonstrate historical content knowledge and thinking skills through written responses. Multiple-choice questions will ask students to use content knowledge to analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.


    AP World Modern Exam Format (taken at the end of Sophomore year)


    Section I: Part A

    Multiple Choice — 55 Questions | 55 Minutes | 40% of Exam Score

    • Questions appear in sets of 2 to 5.

    • Students analyze historical texts, interpretations, and evidence.

    • Primary and secondary sources, images, graphs, and maps are included.


    Section I: Part B

    Short Answer — 3 Questions | 40 Minutes | 20% of Exam Score

    • Analyze historians' interpretations, historical sources, and propositions about history.

    • Questions provide opportunities for students to explain the historical examples that they know best.

    • Some questions include texts, images, graphs, or maps.


    Section II: Part A

    Document Based — 1 Question | 60 Minutes (includes 15-minute reading period) | 25% of Exam Score

    • Assess written, quantitative, or visual materials as historical evidence.

    • Develop an argument supported by an analysis of historical evidence.


    Section II: Part B

    Long Essay — 1 Question | 40 Minutes | 15% of Exam Score

    • Explain and analyze significant issues in world history.

    • Develop an argument supported by an analysis of historical evidence


    More information about the AP World Modern exam can be found on the college board website.


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