WHAP: Modern 2019-20

Course Description

In AP World History: Modern (WHAP Modern), we investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 to the present. You develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about causation (C2),comparison (COMP), and continuity and change over time (CCOT). The course provides six themes that you explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation. We will use the InSPECT acronym to continually reference these themes: In = interactions between humans and the environment; S = social interactions and organization; P = political and governing systems; E = economic systems; C = cultural developments and interactions; T = technology and innovation.

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