AP-Honors World History

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Teacher: Steve Heimler
Date/Time: Monday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Departments: Advanced Placement, History & Social Studies
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

In AP/Honors World History students will examine historical themes, patterns, and processes from a global perspective. Students will consider and interact with the story of our world from the beginnings of civilization till our present moment. Additionally, students will learn the skills of historiography through vital contact with primary sources (writings, art, and otherwise).

Furthermore, students will learn to do history and understand history in a distinctly Christian posture of mind and heart. The study of history is not a dispassionate and unbiased arranging of names and events. Every historian brings to his or her task certain basic assumptions about the world, and such assumptions profoundly influence the outcome of his or her work. Therefore, we will consider what it means to do world history as people who believe God exists, who believe God created the world and the fullness thereof, and who believe that God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ and suffered, died, and was resurrected in order to reconcile his people to himself.

AP World History is designed as an introductory college level survey course for those students seeking a rigorous program of study. As such, the reading and writing demands are significant and require a highly engaged and motivated student. During our time together, students will learn the art and craft of expressing their informed opinions and ideas in a winsome and persuasive manner, both written and spoken.

Students successfully mastering the course material may earn college credit by passing the annually administered AP World History exam; the individual college or university determines how many if any credits will be granted for the AP exam score. While students cannot be required to take the AP Exam it is strongly recommended that they plan to do so.

Texts:

•Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (AP Edition), by Pollard, et. al. (ISBN: 978-0-393-61678-1)

Primary documents and supplemental readings provided by Heimler.

Fees:

• Tuition: $80/mo.

• Supply fee: $5/mo. AND a one time copy fee of $15 (per semester)

o NOTE: The MONTHLY supply fee goes toward student and parent access to our online assessment and grade reporting administration tool (Engrade.com).