Advanced Placement World History - Honors Diploma Required Course

Advanced Placement World History
Can be taken in place of United States History - Grade 10
Two Semesters
One Credit Each Semester
This course is taken in place of World History and fulfills that graduation requirement.

Students seeking an honors diploma must sign up for this course.

In AP World History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 to the present. Students will develop and utilize the skills, practices and methods used by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources, developing historical arguments, and develop and utilize the historical arguments, and develop and utilize the historical reasoning skills of contextualization, comparison, causation, and change and continuity. AP World History provides five themes students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interactions between humans and environments; development and interaction of cultures, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organizations, and technology and innovations. Students will engage in extensive writing, reading, and discussion. The course conforms to the AP World History course description established by the College Board.

Students must take the Advanced Placement Exam in May to qualify for an academic honors diploma. Based on the score received on the exam, students may receive college credit for this course when they enroll in a college or university.