AP World History - Instructor: Mr. Lee
ďLive as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.Ē
Video for class - World Battleground, 1000 years of war in 5 minutes
Below you will find links to the Winter Break Assignments
Magnificient Countries - Final Exam Project
To view assignments for 2012, click on the bookshelf.
To view assignments for 2013, click on the globe.
Useful Forms, Powerpoints, Rubrics, etc...
|SPICE Worksheet||Cornell Note Template|
|Note Taking PPt||Essay Writing Rules|
|Thesis Writing Aid||Compare\Contrast Rubric|
|Change Over Time Rubric||DBQ Rubric|
To find important documents, study guides, and powerpoints, click the appropriate chapter below (Please note if you have the AP Edition of the textbook you should add 1 to find the appropriate chapter).
|Intro||Ch. 1||Ch. 2||Ch. 3||Ch. 4||Ch. 5||Ch. 6||Ch. 7|
|Ch. 8||Ch. 9||Ch. 10||Ch. 11||Ch. 12||Ch. 13||Ch. 14||Ch. 15|
|Ch. 16||Ch. 17||Ch. 18||Ch. 19||Ch. 20||Ch. 21||Ch. 22||Ch. 23|
|Ch. 24||Ch. 25||Ch. 26||Ch. 27||Ch. 28||Ch. 29||Ch. 30||Ch. 31|
Below you will find some helpful websites for your Middle East Portfolio Project
CIA World Factbook
English Al Jazeera
Also remember to check the databases available through the Media Center!
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Bulliet,R. Crossley, P., Headrick, D., Hirsch, S., Johnson, L., & Northrup, D. The Earth and its Peoples. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company
Diamond, Jared. (1999) Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, New Edition. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.
Kurlansky, Mark. (2002) Salt: A World History. New York, NY: Penguin Books.
- Other materials needed are: two three-ring binders, colored pencils/markers, highlighters, pens, 3 x 5 note cards, and any other organizational tools that will help your student be successful.
Achebe, Chinua. Things
∑ Dunn, Ross. The Adventures of Ibn Battuta
∑ Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, & Steel
Myth of Continents
Dawson, Christopher. The
Levathes, Louise. When
China Ruled the Seas
Menzies, Gavin. 1421:
The Year China Discovered America
Phillips, J.R.S. The
Medieval Expansion of Europe
Lunenfeld, Marvin. 1492:
Discovery, Invasion, Encounter
Age of Louis XIV.
Smith, Vincent. Akbar
the Great Mogul.
Queller, Donald. The
Fourth Crusade: The Conquest of Constantinople.
Bentley, Jerry. Old
Ahmad, Leila. Women
and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate.
∑ Wright, Donald. The World and a Very Small Place in Africa.
students marking period grade will be calculated in the following manner:
Major Tests, Research Reports, Major Projects & Oral Presentations- 60%
Class Reports, Book Reports, & Minor Projects- 30%
& Participation- 10%
The Final grade for the course will be calculated in the
Marking Period grade(s) will constitute 80% of the final grade.
Final Examination will constitute 20% of the final grade.
purpose of AP World History is to develop a greater understanding of the
evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types
of human societies over time. This understanding is achieved through a
combination of selective factual knowledge and analytical skills. The course
highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes
and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies. This is a
conceptually oriented course not a fact-base one.
World History is organized into five major periods/units in which an immense
variety of topics and ideas are explored. They are as follows:
to the present 5 weeks
five overarching major themes of AP World History are:
Interaction between humans and the environment.
Development and interaction of cultures
State-building, expansion, and conflict
Creation, expansion and interaction of economic systems
Development and transformation of social structures
are expected to:
Keep all of their materials organized in a chronological order by unit
and chapter of study. This type of organization will make it much easier to
prepare for class discussions, activities, tests and the final AP exam.
Complete ALL assignments whether reading, writings, projects, or
demonstrations they are due on the dates listed in the semester outline unless
changed by the instructor.
Read in their entirety ALL readings whether in the text, handouts, or
documents will be read.
RESPECT, exercise COURTESY to all members of the class at all times, and value
and practice HONESTY
Students are expected to be in their seats when the bell rings or he/she
she will be marked tardy.
If a student is absent from school, it is the STUDENTíS
RESPONSIBILITY to ask what material or work was missed and to be
completed within the next school day of the absence or the grade will be
recorded as a ZERO.
All course work can be found on my website (http://www.burltwpsch.org/users/rlee/).
If a student misses a test, that test MUST be made up WITHIN THREE DAYS
or the test grade will be a zero. Arrangements to make up tests need to be made
with the instructor.
Students are expected to be prepared for class will all necessary
materials (notebooks, pencil or pen, text) and to turn in all written
assignments ON TIME!!!! Late
homework will not be accepted. Late
projects / essays will not be accepted for full credit.
Work on those items (and these items only) received one day late will
receive a 80 percent.
Students are expected to read ALL material assigned - in other words be PREPARED.
All papers must have a name and a date on the front page.
Papers that are turned with without names may be reduced.
All assignments must be typed, unless otherwise directed by the
Students are expected to take notes during lecture/discussions.
Students are expected to follow
the following regarding plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the use of anotherís words or ideas and the presentation
of them as though they are entirely oneís own.
Acts of plagiarism might include, but are not limited to 1.) using words
or ideas from a published source without proper documentation; 2.) using the
work of another student (e.g. copying another studentís homework, composition,
or project); 3.) using excessive editing suggestions of another student, parent,
or paid author. Plagiarism on any
project or paper will result in a zero for the assignment.
Unless directly stipulated by the teacher, collaboration on written work
is not acceptable. Students who
willingly provide other students access to their work are in violation of the
No profanity or slurs against others will be tolerated.
∑ Have a good time and learn as much as we possibly can!!!!!!!
and Study Sessions:
I will be available for individual parent conferences upon request. Students and parents are requested to make an appointment with the instructor in advance of the date they wish extra help or conference. Generally, I am available mornings from 6:45-7:15. I can be reached by calling the school at 609-387-1713 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Email is my communication of choice since I donít have a phone handy all day.
I will do whatever I can to help you learn and enjoy the class. Please feel free to share academic problems privately and in a timely manner. The determining factors in your choice to succeed or not in the course and on the AP exam are:
Commitment/dedication/academic and personal pride
Organization/quality time on task/meeting deadlines
Attention to detail
IS RESPECT, RESTRAINT AND RESPONSIBILITY
want all of us to be successful and enjoy the class and one another. I am
looking forward to a productive and interactive year with each of you. I am
thrilled and honored to have you in my classes.
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