Welcome to AP World History for the 2021-2022 school year! Advanced Placement World History is a thematic, college-level course designed to familiarize you with the broad patterns of the human experience. You will concentrate on change and continuity over time, the unique aspects of social, economic and political institutions, and the common characteristics that tie them together. You are now charged with the role of a historian and will engage in activities that encourage critical thinking and hone your ability to debate established historical interpretations and express your educated views using primary source documents. Throughout the year, you will actively compare cultures and look for historical patterns that stretch across time periods and tie all human populations together through history.
The primary purpose of this summer assignment is to help you acquire the base vocabulary and understanding of themes necessary for instant immersion in AP World History once the academic year begins. You will email the completed charts to me at email@example.com
THIS SUMMER ASSIGNMENT IS DUE BY THE THIRD DAY OF THE FIRST SEMESTER (EVEN THOUGH WE DON’T HAVE CLASS UNTIL SPRING SEMESTER–
Late assignments will not be accepted as you will be tested on the information from this packet during the first week of class. You must show me you are capable of successfully completing this independent assignment in the time allotted. This gives me a very clear picture of your ability to handle the college-level course load you will experience throughout the year. The only exception will be those students that enrolled new to our school after August 1, 2022. Anyone that registered prior to that date is expected to have the assignment completed by the first day of school.
A Special Note about Plagiarism: Plagiarism, the act of taking credit for the academic work of someone else, will not be tolerated in AP World History and Franklinton High. If you have any questions on plagiarism, please refer to the handbook, located at https://www.fcschools.net/franklintonhighschool
If you have any questions or are unsure as to whether or not you are on the right track, please email me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .