AP Modern World History: (Alternative to World History – Year Long – 1 Credit – Grade 9)
Focusing primarily on the past thousand years of the global experience, this course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological foundations that, along with geography, set the human stage prior to the year 1000. Specific time periods form the organizing principle for dealing with change and continuity from that point to the present. Historical themes provide further organization to the course, along with the consistent attention to contacts among societies that form the core of world history as a field of study. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the Advanced Placement exam.
*Requires departmental recommendation based on solid A achievement in U.S. History 8, including well-developed analytical writing skills and demonstrated potential to actively participate and succeed in a college-level course. Must take College Board AP exam in the spring.