AP WORLD HISTORY REVIEW SESSIONS Date Wed. April 7th Wed. April 14th Wed.

April 28th Thur. April 29th Wed. May 5th Thur. May 6th Tues. May 11th Topic Foundations 600-1450 Comparison Essay 1450-1750 1750-1914 CCOT DBQ Time 7:10-8:20 7:10-8:20 7:10-8:20 2:45-4:00 7:10-8:20 2:45-4:15 2:45-4:15

Ground Rules: • Complete 30 minute assignment prior to coming- this is your ticket to entry! • Bring your own questions. • Review section in review book. • Each content session starts with a practice multiple choice quiz and sequencing activity. Each essay day includes a practice essay. • ARRIVE ON TIME- NO late admittance. Let me know if you need to leave early. Additional Preparation Options (beyond attending review sessions): Independent Study Get all your notes/ materials in order. Use the review book(s) judiciously. They are not College Board publications and they are full of errors. But they can be helpful—for ex. the Petersen book has a nine week study plan in it which helps you pace yourself, beginning with a diagnostic test. • Come prepared to class review sessions after break. • Avoid cramming the night or week before. Study Group Suggestions: • Meet weekly. • Read each other’s essays- use the rubric. • Take multiple choice practice tests as a group and discuss the responses. • Prepare graphic organizers together. • Use GoogleDocs to prepare a review guide • Use review books to review basics of each time period and graphic organizers. • •

FOUNDATIONS REVIEW WEDNESDAY APRIL 7th The Foundations section of the course( 8000 BCE to 600 CE) covers the most ground in terms of years and will represent 19-20% of the exam. In deciding how much detail you need to know, think about why this section is called Foundations… what connection is there to future events? Please note—you may not have time to review as much as you would like before a review session (for ex. hand-outs and readings). Do what you can— and definitely answer the questions. Try to read at least the sections in the review book for examples that you don’t know anything about. Before the review session, it will be helpful to: 1. Read the attached ACORN pages for Foundations. 1. As you read through the materials, think especially about the significance of the Agricultural revolution, changes in gender roles, comparative world religions and the growth of world trade networks. 2. Read through your Foundations notes and skim materials, including Timeline. 3. Review in Stearns pp. 21- 22, 90-91. (Foundations is on Chapter 1-7 (roughly)) Consider reviewing the outlines on-line if you have time to kill. I think the Experiencing World History Book is the best. (Part I and II) 4. Look at maps in Stearns on pp. 10-11, 62-63, 70, 90, 94, 99, 105, 119, 158. 5. Look at your review book(s) at the content areas on Foundations. 6. Complete the questions below and read the attachments. During the session: 1. 10 min. multiple choice quiz on Foundations. (timed… 15 questions) 2. Review quiz. (10) 3. Discussion of major themes of Foundations section. (20) 4. Review major developments in the ACORN guide – using mental map. (20) 5. Your questions on Foundations (10) 6. Writing activity on Major snapshots/ comparisons – religion, gender or trade. (10) 7. Debate on idea of civilization. (10) Foundations Preparation Questions 1. What do you think the major lessons to be learned from Foundations are? Why? Why can’t you understand the rest of world history without understanding _________ ? (write out at least a one paragraph response) 2. Which of the major developments in the ACORN book do you feel most prepared for? Least? (explain) 3. Brainstorm topics for at least three graphic organizers you would find helpful for this unit. (ie. ones that your study group might put together.) 4. How do the maps on the pages above in Stearns tell the story of Foundations? What is missing? Why is geography important? 5. Draw your own mental map- - leave it blank but be prepared to add Foundations

information to it.

600-1450 REVIEW SESSION WEDNESDAY APRIL 14th Review Session Prerequisites: 1. Gather together your collection of materials from the unit 2. List 10 things with dates that you think are important for this time period. 3. Draw a mental map of the world. Label features which show trading systems in the world at this time. Think globally. (Use mental map of trading systems 600 –1450.) 4. Answer the following questions in one thoughtful paragraph using evidence from Foundations, 600-1450, and 1450-1750): a. Why is the year 600 the cut-off for Foundations and the beginning of a new unit? Last year the cut off was 1000 – why is this better or worse? b. Why the year 1450? Can you argue for a better year? 5. Look at your review book(s) at the content areas on 600-1450. Barron’s calls it “World Cultures Maturing.” What do you think of that title? Schedule for the session 1. 10 min. multiple choice/sequencing quiz on 600-1450. (timed… 15 questions) 2. Review quiz. (10) 3. Discussion of periodization/ major themes/ events of 600-1450 section. Human timeline for this period. (20) 4. Review major developments in the ACORN guide – using mental maps. (10) 5. Your questions on 600-1450 (10) 6. Graphic Organizer: comparing within and between the Mediterranean World and the Indian Ocean World; religions, technologies, feudalism, gender structures (10) 7. Discussion: Are there continents in the period 600-1450? (10)

1450-1750 REVIEW SESSION THURSDAY APRIL 29th Review Session Prerequisites: 1. Gather together your collection of materials from the unit 2. List 10 things with dates that you think are important for this time period. 3. Draw a mental map of the world. Label features which show trading systems in the world at this time. Think globally. (Use mental map of trading systems 600 –1450.) 4. Answer the following questions in one thoughtful paragraph using evidence from Foundations, 600-1450, and 1450-1750): a. Why is the year 600 the cut-off for Foundations and the beginning of a new unit? Last year the cut off was 1000 – why is this better or worse? b. Why the year 1450? Can you argue for a better year? 5. Look at your review book(s) at the content areas on 600-1450. Barron’s calls it “World Cultures Maturing.” What do you think of that title? Schedule for the session 1. 10 min. multiple choice/sequencing quiz on 600-1450. (timed… 15 questions) 2. Review quiz. (10) 3. Discussion of periodization/ major themes/ events of 600-1450 section. Human timeline for this period. (20) 4. Review major developments in the ACORN guide – using mental maps. (10) 5. Your questions on 600-1450 (10) 6. Graphic Organizer: comparing within and between the Mediterranean World and the Indian Ocean World; religions, technologies, feudalism, gender structures (10) 7. Discussion: Are there continents in the period 600-1450? (10)

1750-1914 REVIEW SESSION WEDNESDAY MAY 5th Review Session Prerequisites: 1. Gather together your collection of materials from 1750 -1914 2. Look at assessment test and journal as memory joggers for this unit. 3. Look at your review book(s) at the content areas on 1750 -1914. Be able to critique their presentation of this time period. 4. Consider looking at the on-line Stearns web site outlines as review. 5. Review the ACORN guide for 1450 -1750—any Questions?? 6. List 10 things with dates that you think are important for 1750-1914. List global processes that influenced those events/ ideas. 7. Why is 1914 the cut-off for this period? (one paragraph) Schedule: • • • • • Multiple Choice Quiz on 1750-1914 (15 minutes) Go over MC questions (15 minutes) Discussion of Themes of time period – a non-Eurocentric twist (10 minutes) Practice mini comparison essay topics on time period (5 minutes) Review game: Sequencing Foundations – Present (20 minutes)

COMPARISON ESSAY REVIEW SESSION WEDNESDAY APRIL 28th
Review Session Prerequisites:

1. Make a graphic organizer comparing the spread of Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. 2. Look over PowerPoints on religions. 3. Look at your review book(s) on comparison essays. 4. Look over 20th century ACORN book topics.
Schedule for the session: 1. Fill in the Blank Venn Diagram for a 20th century comparison topic (25 minutes) 2. Discussion of Comparison essay hints (10 minutes) 3. Grade a comparison essay (20 minutes)

CHANGE AND CONTINUITY REVIEW SESSION THURSDAY MAY 6th Review Session Prerequisites 1. Look at the Review book suggestions for COT. 2. How do you feel about Change over time essays? What are you most confident in being able to do? Least? 3. Write out a (5) step process for the first FIVE minutes of planning time to completing the Change over time successfully. (You might have more or less than five steps—the point is what is your plan of attack for those 5 minutes!) 4. Brainstorm at least SIX change over time essay topics that you think would be possible questions on the exam. 5. Bring in 10 item list of sequencing for a region or theme. Include global context in left column. During Session: 1. Sequencing Practice 2. Review Change over time Essay tips. 3. Score a COT essay 4. Discuss sample ones.

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DBQ REVIEW SESSION TUESDAY MAY 11th Look over the DBQ’s you have written this year. Look at your Review book. Read the section on DBQ’s. If you do not have a review book- please come borrow one of mine. How do you feel about DBQ’s? What are you most confident in being able to do? Least? Write out a (5) step process for the first ten minutes of planning time to completing the DBQ successfully. (You might have more or less than five steps— the point is what is your plan of attack for those 10 minutes!) Come up with an extra credit acronym, jingle or rhyme to help you and your classmates remember everything. Define point of view and give an example. In a DBQ comparing 19th century imperialism with 16th century colonialism, what documents and/ or perspectives would you want to use? (name at least SIX)

During Session: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Score a sample DBQ. (Indentured Labor DBQ sample essays) (10) Go over scoring. (10) POV discussion using Haitian revolution DBQ and Indentured Labor DBQ (30) Mini DBQ –thesis and categories only (20) Discuss strategies for DBQ writing. (5)

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