AP World History Summer 2015 Assignment All 10 grade Achievers

AP World History
Summer 2015 Assignment
All 10th grade Achievers take Advanced Placement (AP) World History, a course which allows students to
pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The course culminates in a rigorous three hour exam that
enables students to demonstrate mastery of college-level course work. Universities across the world recognize
AP exam scores in the admission process and/or award credit and placement for qualifying scores.
The AP World History course includes six chronological periods, from approximately 8,000 B.C.E. to present.
You have started your investigation of course themes and key concepts for the first periods during your 9th
grade World History class and your summer assignment is designed to reinforce and build upon that knowledge.
Period Title
Technological and Environmental Transformations
Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies
Regional and Transregional Interactions
Global Interactions
Industrialization and Global Integration
Accelerating Global Change and Realignments
Date Range
c. 8,000 B.C.E. – 600 B.C.E.
c. 600 C.E. – c. 600 C.E.
c. 600 – c.1450
c. 1450 – c. 1750
c. 1750 – c. 1900
c. 1900 to the Present
In order to prepare for learning content on the first day of the next school year, please prepare the following
1. Purchase and prepare a 2”-3” binder with six dividers labeled:
 8,000 B.C.E. – 600 C.E.
 600 C.E. – 1450
 1450 – 1750
 1750 – 1900
 1900 – Present
 Essays
2. Purchase Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2015 Edition (ISBN: 080412518X). Please pay close
attention to the edition in order to purchase the correct book. Contact Ms. Zigmond by June 10th if you
need help purchasing this book.
3. Read and annotate “Ancient Stuff: 8,000 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.” Prepare handwritten notes in Cornell
format for each section. Put these notes in the 8,000 B.C.E. – 600 C.E. section of your binder.
4. Study your notes for an assessment during the first week of school
This is an individual assignment.
All materials are due on the first day of SY2015-2016.
Additional resources (optional):
 Crash Course World History 1-13: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9
 AP World History Course and Exam Description: https://securemedia.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-world-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf
Please contact Ms. Zigmond with your questions: [email protected]
Cornell notes format:
Chapter Name:
Section headings
Key terms w/
At the end of each page:
Summarize the main points.
At the end of the assignment:
Write at least three questions you have about the content.
These are not limited to things you don’t understand – in fact, they should be topics that you do
understand but would like to know more about.