WORLD HISTORY: Modern
AP World History: MODERN is a highly engaging global World History course covering from 1200 to the Present. Much is NEW about conceptualizing, organizing, and teaching the new MODERN version of AP World History.
This institute will provide teachers with the foundational and philosophical underpinnings of the AP World History: Modern course. Learning these core ideas and beliefs, will allow teachers to design and revise instruction for the long-term benefit of their students. This seemingly massive course will become much more manageable with this foundational knowledge.
Significant attention will be spent on unit design and planning, with a focus on skills. Time will be spent on each era, highlighting important topics of study to ensure that our courses are truly global. This session will cover strategies for teaching both chronologically and thematically. Teachers will come away with key lesson and unit planning ideas to guide students to success.
Preparing teachers and students for the AP Exam is an important aspect of this institute. Teachers will get hands-on practice with all parts of the AP World History Exam. Much attention will be given to what students need to know in order to be successful. Teachers will gain great insight on how exam elements are scored. This knowledge will help teachers better teach historical thinking and writing in their classrooms.
This session is designed to serve both teachers who are new to AP World and those who are experienced.
What to Bring:
Participants will benefit from having access to the textbook they will use with their students. This will make unit and lesson planning activities most effective. Some teachers like to use laptops during the session. This is not a requirement, but may enhance the experience for some teachers.