AP World History Textbook Reading Schedule ~ 2015-2016
The Global Experience 6th Edition
Please read each section BEFORE class. The pages indicate what material we will be discussing in class that day. So, for instance, if we will discuss P. 8-18 ON Tuesday September 3rd - have it read BEFORE that class. We have 36 chapters to study in addition to various outside readings I will assign so it is imperative (SUPER IMPORTANT) that you keep up with this textbook reading, on your own, so as not to fall behind. The most important assignment in this class is the reading- you will get the most out of lectures, discussions and various activities if you stay on top of the reading. To know and understand history you must read it.
There will be other Primary and Secondary Source Material Assigned!!! 1st Term Monday, August 24, 2015 – Thursday, October 29, 2015
Period I, Pre-History, 600 B.C.E, 5% of AP Exam Aug 25 First Day of Class None
Aug 27 Geography Map Quiz Civilizations Readings
Ch. 1 - Human Prehistory to the Early Civilizations 2.5 Million – 1000 BCE
Sep 21 Ch. 4 #2 P. 90-103 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 5 - Classical Period: Declines, Diversities & Declines by 500 C.E.
Sep 23 Ch. 5 #1 P. 104-113 Reading Guide Due
Sep 25 Ch. 5 #2 P. 113-127 Reading Guide Due
Sep 29 Period 1/2 Test Multiple Choice/ Essay and Study Guide/Map Due
Period III, Postclassical Golden Age, 600 - 1450, 20% of AP Exam Ch. 6 - The Rise and Spread of Islam
Oct 1 Ch. 6 Full P. 130-160 Reading Guide Due
Oct 5 Spread of Islam DBQ DBQ Due: _________ OCT 9th
Ch. 7 - Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Culture to Asia
Oct 7 Ch. 7 #1 P. 162-172 Reading Guide Due
Oct 9 Ch. 7 #2 P. 172-183 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 8 - Postclassical Africa
Oct 13 Ch. 8 Full P. 184-203 Reading Guide Due
*** Fall Recess, UEA Break October 15-18*** Oct 19 Make-Up Day None
Ch. 9 - Eastern Europe, Byzantium & Orthodox Europe
Oct 21 Ch. 9 Full P. 204-219 Reading Guide Due
Oct 23 Byzantium DBQ DBQ Due: ___________
Ch. 10 - Medieval Europe
Oct 27 Ch. 10 #1 P. 220-231 Reading Guide Due
Oct 29 Ch. 10 #2 P. 232-243 Reading Guide Due
2nd Term Monday, November 2, 2015 – Friday, January 15, 2016 Ch. 11 - The Americas on the Eve of Invasion
Nov 3 Ch. 11 #1 P. 266-278 Reading Guide Due
Nov 5 Ch. 11 #2 P. 278-289 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 12 - Reunification & Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: Tang & Song
Nov 9 Ch. 12 #1 P. 290-301 Reading Guide Due
Nov 11 Ch. 12 #2 P. 302-313 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 13 - The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea & Vietnam
Nov 17 Ch. 13 #1 P. 314-321 Reading Guide Due
Nov 19 Ch. 13 #2 P. 322-333 Reading Guide Due
Nov 23 MAKE UP DAY NONE
*** Thanksgiving Break November 25 – November 29*** Ch. 14 - Last Great Nomadic Challenges/Threat: Genghis Kahn-Tamerlane
Nov 30 Ch. 14 #1 P. 314-321 Reading Guide Due
Dec 2 Ch. 14 #2 P. 322-333 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 15 “The Rise of the West”
Dec 4 Ch. 15 Full P. 336-349 Reading Guide Due
Dec 8 Period 3 Test Multiple Choice / Compare and Contrast Essay and Study Guide/Map Due
Period IV Age of Exploration, 1450-1750 C.E. 20% of AP Exam Ch. 16 - The World Economy
Dec 10 Ch. 16 #1 P. 352-364 Reading Guide Due
Dec 14 Ch. 16 #2 P. 364-377 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 17 - The Transformation of the West 1450-1750
Dec 16 Ch. 17 #1 P. 380-385 Reading Guide Due
Dec 18 Ch. 17 #2 P. 386-398 Reading Guide Due
*** Winter Break December 19 – January 3*** Ch. 18 - The Rise of Russia
Jan 5 Ch. 18 Full P. 400-413 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 19 - Early Latin America
Jan 7 Ch. 19 #1 P. 416-426 Reading Guide Due
Jan 11 Ch. 19 #2 P. 426-440 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 20 - Africa & Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Jan 13 Ch. 20 Full P. 444-467 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 21 - The Muslim Empires
Jan 15 Ch. 21 #1 P. 468-477 Reading Guide Due
Jan 21 Ch. 21 #2 P. 478-492 Reading Guide Due
3rd Term Wednesday, January 18, 2015 – Wednesday, March 24, 2015 Ch. 22 - Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change
Jan 25 Ch. 22 #1 P. 494-502 Reading Guide Due
Jan 27 Ch. 22 #2 P. 503-514 Reading Guide Due
Jan 29 Period 4 Test Multiple Choice/ CCOT Essay and Study Guide/Map Due
Period V Industrialization & Globalization, 1750 - 1900 C.E. 20% of AP Exam
Ch. 23 - The Emergence of Industrial Society
Feb 2 Ch. 23 #1 P. 520-533 Reading Guide Due
Feb 4 Ch. 23 #2 P. 533-539 Reading Guide Due
Feb 8 Ch. 23 #3 P. 539-547 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 24 - Industrialization & Imperialism-European Global Order
Feb 10 Ch. 24 #1 P. 550-559 Reading Guide Due
Feb 12 Ch. 24 #2 P. 560-571 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 25 - The Consolidation of Latin America
Feb 17 Ch. 25 #1 P. 574-584 Reading Guide Due
Feb 19 Ch. 25 #2 P. 584-600 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 26 - Civilizations in Crisis- Ottoman Empire & Middle East
Feb 23 Ch. 26 #1 P. 603-612 Reading Guide Due
Feb 25 Ch. 26 #2 P. 613-622 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 27 - Qing China
Feb 29 Ch. 27 #1 P. 626-636 Reading Guide Due
Mar 3 Ch. 27 #2 P. 637-644 Reading Guide Due
Mar 7 Period 5 Test Multiple Choice/ DBQ Essay and Study Guide/Map Due
Period VI Global Change & Conflict, 1900 - Present, 20% of AP Exam Ch. 28 - WWI
Mar 9 Ch. 28 #1 P. 658-671 Reading Guide Due
Mar 11 Ch. 28 #2 P. 671-682 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 29 - Great Depression/Authoritarianism
Mar 15 Ch. 29 #1 P. 686-700 Reading Guide Due
Mar 17 Ch. 29 #2 P. 700-718 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 30 - WWII
Mar 21 Ch. 30 #1 P. 724-736 Reading Guide Due
Mar 23 Ch. 30 #2 P. 736-746 Reading Guide Due
*** Spring Break March 25 – April 3***
4thTerm Tuesday, April 4, 2016 – Thursday, June 2, 2016 Ch. 31- The Cold War
Apr 4 Ch. 31 #1 P. 752-764 Reading Guide Due
Apr 6 Ch. 31 #2 P. 764-777 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 32 - Latin America- Revolution & Reaction
Apr 8 Ch. 32 Full P. 782-801 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 33 - Africa, the Middle East and Asia in the Era of Independence
Apr 12 Ch. 33 #1 P. 804-816 Reading Guide Due
Apr 14 Ch. 33 #2 P. 814-826 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 34 - Rebirth & Revolution: Nation-building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim
Apr 18 Ch. 34 #1 P. 830-841 Reading Guide Due
Apr 20 Ch. 34 #2 P. 842-853 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 35 - The End of the Cold War and the Shape of New Era: World History 1990-2006
Apr 22 Ch. 35 Full P. 860-878 Reading Guide Due
Ch. 36 - Globalization and Resistance
Apr 26 Ch. 36 Full P. 882-900 Reading Guide Due
Apr 28 Period 6 Test Multiple Choice/ CCOT Essay and Study Guide/Map Due
AP Test Period Review May 2 Unit I (Green) Pre-History to 600 BCE, The Agricultural Revolution
Unit II (Purlple) 600 BCE to 600 CE, The Imperial Age
May 4 Unit III (Gold) 600 to 1450, The Golden Age of Islam, and Mongols
Unit IV (Blue) 1450 to 1750, The Age of Exploration
Unit VI (Red) 1914 to Present, The Age of Conflict
AP Practice Test
May 7 8:30 A.M. Saturday 3 hour and 5 minute practice test
AP Exam Writing Review
May 10 (DBQ) Document Based Question Writing Structure Review
(CC) Compare and Contrast Writing Structure Review
(CCOT) Continuity and Change Over Time Writing Structure Review
Thu May 12 ***AP Exam*** (8 am) You will be excused from class from 7:30 am until 12:35 pm. You will not be excused from your last class period that day.
Post-Test Periodization Projects
Chapter 1, From Human Prehistory to the Early Civilizations Summary: The earliest known humans lived in east Africa about 2.5 million years ago. These humans lived by hunting and gathering. Gradually, the most advanced human species, Homo sapiens sapiens, migrated from Africa to the Middle East, then into Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. They developed tools out of stones, sticks, and other natural objects. Agriculture began form about 10,000 years ago onward. This in turn encouraged the development of civilization. Early civilizations arose in five different sites, four along the fertile shores of great environments and the search for food supplies. The development of agriculture offered different opportunities for humans, including altered family forms, formal political structures and cities, and monumental buildings. But change took place during this time period slowly. The impact of this change in human civilization can be seen with children who were more supported, nurtured and disciplined because they were a vital part of the family labor force in agricultural societies.
Key Concepts: Human Life Before Agriculture:
Humans learned simple tool use, tamed fire, and developed bigger brains and a more erect posture during the Paleolithic (Old Stone) Age, which lasted from about 2.5 million years to about 12,000 B.C.E.
Over time, the hunting and gathering species Homo sapiens sapiens, which originated in Africa and from which all modern humans are descended, came to dominate other human types.
Stone tool use gradually improved, and humans developed speech, rituals, and culture as they gradually spread across the globe.
In the Mesolithic (Middle Stone) Age, from about 12,000-8,000 B.C.E, humans made more advanced tools, fought in more wars, and increased their population considerably.
The Neolithic Revolution:
In the Neolithic (New Stone) Age, between roughly 8,000 and 3,500 B.C.E., some human societies experienced one of the most dramatic developments in human history.
These groups mastered sedentary agriculture (this is often called the “Neolithic Revolution”) and domesticated animals. These innovations produced the food surpluses and rising populations that made possible the founding of cities and the increasing specialization of occupations within human societies.
At the same time, pastoral nomadism developed, but these nomads remained the periphery of civilizations and sedentary agricultural zones.
Soon after the introduction of agriculture, societies in the Middle East began replacing stone tools withthose made of metal—first copper, then bronze. These tools improved agriculture, aided in warfare, and benefited manufacturing artisans.
The emergence of civilization occurred in many agricultural societies. It often built on additional changes in technology including the introduction of metal tools.
Most civilizations had common features including cities, writing, formal institutions (especially government and religion), stratified classes, and trade. Catal Huyuk is an excellent example of an important town in an early Neolithic civilization.
Early civilizations included those in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus River Valley, and northern China.
The Heritage of the River Valley Civilizations:
River valley civilizations left a number of durable innovations, but most declined after about 1,200 B.C.E, This declines was often due to nomadic migrations across Eurasia by pastoral nomadic chariot peoples from the central Asian steppe.
A number of small population centers emerged in the Middle East. These civilizations introduced further innovations including the religion of Judaism, the alphabet, iron tools, and extensive trade connections across the Mediterranean basin.
The First Civilizations:
The river valley civilizations created a basic set of tools, intellectual concepts such as writing and mathematics, and political forms that persisted across three continents.
The rise of civilizations reduced local autonomy, as kings and priests tried to spread trade contacts and cultural forms and warred to gain new territory.
Despite wars and trade, civilizations had little contact with each other and thus developed separate cultural patterns.
Hunting and Gathering
Chapter 1, Quiz Questions 1) Hunting and gathering societies
A) are not able to produce art.
B) are always warlike and require little land.
C) organize rather small groups into political units.
D) could not survive after Middle Eastern people developed agriculture.
E) generally produce a food surplus.
2) A characteristic of the human species before the advent of civilization was
A) the ability to spread to various geographic settings and climate zones.
B) the ability to organize large political units.
C) the inability to communicate about abstractions such as death.
D) that all tasks were shared equally by men and women.
E) land ownership was equal.
3) The development of agriculture caused important changes in all of the following EXCEPT
A) population size and life expectancy.
B) male-female relations.
C) the tendency to believe in many gods.
D) the stability of human settlements.
E) the development of complex social patterns.
4) Why did the original inhabitants of Australia not develop agriculture?
A) Australian soil was too barren to grow crops.
B) The Australian climate was too severe.
C) They were too isolated to learn of developments elsewhere until recently.
D) Australia never experienced an ice age.
E) They were prevented from doing so by the Neolithic revolution.
5) Once developed, metal tools were preferred over stone tools for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
A) they were easier for ordinary people to make at home.
B) they were sharper and more precise.
C) they permitted more diverse shapes.
D) they could be used to make accurate weapons.
E) they were more durable.
6) A society is almost certainly a civilization if
A) it practices sedentary agriculture.
B) it involves tool use.
C) it has religious rituals.
D) it has some political structure.
E) it gathers food to survive.
7) The development of writing
A) resulted from new technologies, notably the invention of paper.
B) helps explain why agriculture could develop.
C) helps explain why governments could become more formal and bureaucratic.
D) resulted from the needs of the various river valley civilizations to communicate with one another.
E) was unusual in an agricultural society.
8) Egypt differed from Mesopotamian civilization by stressing
A) well-organized, durable empires.
B) extensive trade.
C) firm religious beliefs.
D) greater social equality.
E) more modest building projects.
9) Among the early river civilizations
A) the Huang he culture in China was the most isolated.
B) sedentary agriculture first developed in Mesoamerica.
C) writing was only found in the Nile river valley.
D) west Africa developed the first empire.
E) the use of metal tools spread very slowly.
10) Jewish monotheism
A) was spread actively by Jewish missionaries throughout the Middle East.
B) proposed a less human-like and more abstract God.
C) included worship of various lesser gods.
D) emerged at the high point of Sumerian civilization.