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Mrs. Williams
(254) 776-1150 ext. 2215
[email protected]
Conference: 1 period (M/W)
Tutoring: Monday & Wednesday 4:15-4:45
The Advanced Placement Program offers a course description and examination in world
history to students who wish to complete studies in secondary school equivalent to an introductory
college course.
The purpose The AP World History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of
world history from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The course has students investigate
the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six
historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods employed by
historians when they study the past.
The course outline historical periods, from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present,
provide a temporal framework for the course.
1. Technological and Environment Transformations
2. Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies
3. Regional and Interregional Interactions
4. Global Interactions
5. Industrialization and Global Integration
6. Accelerating Global Change and Realignments
to c. 600 B.C.E.
c. 600 B.C.E to c. 600 C.E.
c. 600 C.E. to c. 1450
c. 1450 to c. 1750
c. 1750 to c. 1900
c. 1900 to the Present
The exam will be given Thursday May 11, 2017 @ 8:00am
Section I Part A: Multiple Choice | 55 Questions | 55 Minutes | 40% of Exam Score
Section I Part B: Short Answer | 4 Questions | 50 Minutes | 20% of Exam Score
Section II Part A: Document Based | 1 Question | 55 Minutes (includes a 15-minute reading period) | 25%
of Exam Score
Section II Part B: Long Essay | 1 Question | 35 Minutes | 15% of Exam Score
The grading criteria will include weekly assignments that will prepare students to be
successful on the exams. There is a direct correlation between those who do their homework
thoroughly, with integrity and the exam grades. The tests in this class will reflect the AP format,
which has a combination of multiple choice questions, short answer, and essay questions. The
actual structure of each exam will vary in order to comply with our schedule.
The grade calculation will be weighted 60% for tests and 40% for daily work. Grades are
updated on a weekly basis. Some assignments/tests take longer to grade than others. Please be
Tutorials will be provided Monday and Wednesdays after school from 4:15-4:45. Should a
student need tutorials before school, an appointment must be made and a pass must be issued by
the teacher. Saturday study sessions will be announcement Spring semester as we get closer to
the exam.
Waco High School 2016-2017
Materials below are suggested for each student to be successful in the course.
 2” 3-Ring Binder
 5 subject notebook or loose leaf paper
 6 dividers (one for each unit)
 Pencils
 Blue or black pens
Supplies must be purchased by 08/26/16. I will show the students exactly how the binders
should be organized. Binders are expected to be maintained throughout the year.
It is also highly encouraged that each student purchase an AP World History study book. There are
several available through Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.
Contact the instructor anytime! I strive to be available to students and parents as much as
possible. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or concerns you might have
throughout the year.
Email: [email protected]
Ph: (254) 776-1150 ext. 2215
Emails and phone calls will be returned as soon as possible.
Waco High School 2016-2017

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