• Advanced Placement World History



    Colleyville Heritage High Schools Advance Placement World History course is a college level survey course whose purpose is to develop greater understanding of the historical development of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies.  It is a part of a cooperative endeavor by high schools, colleges, and the College Board that provides highly motivated students the challenge and opportunity to earn college credit during their high school years.


    AP World History Key Concepts


    AP World History Themes


    A recent national study of the impact of the Advanced Placement program on college performance reports are the following:  Students who have taken an AP course are;

    Better prepared academically for college

    More likely to specialize in majors with tougher grading standards

    More likely to complete their college coursework

    More likely o take subjects in their AP subject areas

    Likely to perform significantly better over four years of college coursework

    More likely to  be superior in terms of leadership

    Twice as likely to do graduate level study


    Assessments in this course will parallel the tasks required for the AP test (May 2015).  There will be a variety of learning activities both in the classroom and outside of the classroom throughout the year.  The grades in the course will be determined by many activities yet the assessments will make up the majority of the grade


                Tests = 40% (5 points of extra credit is available for each test)

                Quiz = 30% (open notes always-  one quiz per 6 weeks can be corrected if initial score is below 70)

                Daily/Homework = 30%


    Recommendations for Success in AP World History

    There is no substitute for reading and note taking.  Reading is assigned for virtually every class session.  Do the reading faithfully.  This process prepares students for the demands of college courses in all fields.


    Writing assignments must be completed regularly.  Essay writing makes up ½ of the AP World History Exam.  It is an area if done well can make up for deficiencies in the multiple choice section of the test.


    Organize a study group on Facebook or a physical study group.  Attend review sessions, participate in blogs, and individual study.


    Parents can help by encouraging their students to talk about what their student is learning in the class.  The more a student discusses the material, the better.  Encourage your student to raise questions in class.


    Do not miss class.  Even missing one class period will put you behind.


    Stay organized.  Keep everything in a binder.  Organize it by the 6 time periods we study.  Use a planner to stay on top of assignments and check the website often as assignments are listed by the week.


    This is a college level course- Late work is discouraged.  The maximum score that a student can receive on work turned in after the deadline is 50%.  Everything that the students are asked to do serves an important function related to the curricular requirements set forth by College Board.  Missing assignments reduces the students