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Mrs. Stephanie Burr

Mrs. Burr
James River High School
Room 1413

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Conference Date:
Tuesday, November 3
AP World
Feel free to send me History
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appointment. Conferences
will be scheduled in 15-
minute increments.
Course Introduction and the primary prerequisites are
Description motivation, time, devotion, and
willingness to read, write, and Please be sure to check out
Advanced Placement World think critically as well as Edline on a regular basis to
History is a rigorous, college- extensively. monitor your child’s
level course designed to explore
human history from 8,000 B.C.E.
progress. Together, we can
to the present. As such, this make sure that your child
course will emphasize the has a successful year!
development of analytical
thinking and writing skills Helpful Web Resources
necessary for success on the
collegiate level. Furthermore, m/student/testing/ap/sub
the curriculum devotes Extra Help _worldhist.html -- Select
considerable time to the critical “World History” from the
When I am not teaching, I can
evaluation of primary and “Subjects” drop-down
secondary sources,
generally be found in my
classroom or in the Social menu to see a course
historiographic analysis, and
Studies Workroom (1310). description, sample
inquiry into global connections
Because of the dynamic nature multiple choice
that have shaped our present
of education, I am often questions, and
world. A special emphasis will
be given to preparation for the engaged in meetings and have explanations of DBQ,
National AP Exam on May 13, other responsibilities outside of Comparative, and
2009, which includes historical instruction; however, I am Continuity/Change-Over-
writing through essay and generally available a half-hour Time essays.
document-based questions before and after school, and I
(DBQs) as well as objective encourage my students to take ong_stearns_wcap_4 --
evaluations. advantage of my office hours Electronic companion to
during lunch. Whenever our textbook, featuring
possible, please send me an chapter outlines, e-
Who Should Take This email or see me personally to flashcards, and sample
Course? set up an appointment. multiple choice
AP World History is offered to
all students at James River High Office Hours:
School. The school has an open Mon./Thurs. – 2nd ½ of lunch Also, I highly
enrollment policy and recommend an AP
encourages all interested World History study
students to experience this guide, such as Cracking
college-level course. Informally,
the AP Exam, The
Princeton Review
(available at bookstores
and online)