Why Take AP World History - Marlboro Central School District

Welcome to Marlboro High School’s
AP World History Open House
Goals for tonight
1) What is an A.P. course?- The Basics
2) How is the AP course beneficial for your child?
3) What will your child be studying in the course?
4) How can you help your child succeed in AP World History?
What is an A.P. course?
The Basics
Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) courses are
college-level courses offered in high school. AP courses
reflect what is taught in top introductory college courses
At the end of course, students take AP Exams—
standardized exams that measure how well students
have mastered college-level course work.
Students who do well on AP Exams can earn credit
and/or placement into advanced courses in college.
What will your child be studying in the AP World History
Unit 1. Technological and environmental transformations
Beginnings of history to-600 B.C.E.
Unit 2: Organization and reorganization of Human Societies
600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.
Unit 3: Regional and Trans regional Interactions
600 C.E. to 1450 C.E.
Unit 4: Global Interactions
1450 C.E. to 1750 C.E.
Unit 5: Industrialization and Global Integration
1750 C.E. to c. 1900 C.E.
Unit 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments
1900 C.E. to the present
What makes AP Courses different?
AP courses demand A LOT of students:
 Classes tend to be fast-paced and cover more material
than typical high school classes.
 More time, inside and outside of the classroom, is
required to complete lessons, assignments and
 AP teachers expect their students to think critically,
analyze and synthesize facts and data, weigh competing
perspectives, and write clearly and persuasively.
What students can expect in the
 Intensive reading of Primary sources and the
Fierce debate around historical & modern issues
Critical and analytical thinking, speaking, and writing
Intensive civic participation, and social awareness
Writing, Writing and more Writing
How can you help your child succeed in AP
World History?
 Ask questions about their day and ask them to
explain what they are learning in each class.
Schedule time for about 1 ½ hours of homework per
night, & give your child space to complete it.
Praise and reward your child when it’s deserved.
Impose healthy eating habits, and make sure they get
enough sleep every night.
Read, read, read. Make sure they read every night!
Encourage them to attend extra-help sessions.
AP Honor Code
 Individual student integrity is a standard of
excellence for Advanced Placement students
 Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated
 AP Courses and their course work supersede
athletics and other extracurricular activities
 Attendance is very important in AP classes
 Extensive material is covered in a single class setting
 Students do not want to miss discussion that will
clarify any misunderstandings from their readings
 Every day in an AP class is preparing them for the AP
AP Exam
 Thursday, May 14 2015- 8:00a.m.
 70 Multiple Choice Questions = 55 min.
 3 Essay Questions
 Compare/Contrast = 40 min
 Change and Continuity Over Time = 40 min
 Document Based = 50 min
 Every student who is enrolled in an AP course takes
the exam.
 The fee for each AP Exam is $91.
AP Student Central
Credit Policy
 New York University New York, NY
 Offers credit for AP Exams- Yes
 Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP
Exams –Yes
 Min. Score required- 4
 Number of credits -4
Teacher Contact Information
 Best way to contact me is through email:
 [email protected]
 Extra help: Wednesday’s after school or by
 Teacher Website: