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AP World History Revisions

A revised AP World History Exam format and minor revisions to the AP World History course will launch in 2016-17. Learn more.

Working with Challenging Primary Sources
To promote student engagement with meaningful texts, we've created a new, free online resource for teachers offering strategies for teaching reading and writing focused on challenging primary sources:

In keeping with the theme of this years Atlantic and College Board Writing Prize, these modules were developed for AP U.S. History teachers, but the nonfiction reading and writing strategies they explore will be useful for teachers of a variety of AP subjects.

Welcome, AP teachers! Here you'll find resources for teaching AP World History, including engaging instructional materials, sample exam questions and current course information.

Essential Course Resources

Key assets for understanding and teaching the course

AP World History Course Planning and Pacing Guides

Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP World History curriculum across one academic year. Each author brings a unique perspective to approaching the course based on his or her teaching context (e.g., demographics, schedule, school type, setting) and presents a host of ideas for activities, resources, and assessments.

  • AP World History Course Planning and Pacing Guide
    Erik Vincent, Dunwoody High School, GA — This course is taught at a suburban public high school as an interdisciplinary World History/World Literature class with an emphasis on critical and analytical writing.
  • AP World History Course Planning and Pacing Guide
    Ryba Epstein, Rich East High School, IL — This course is taught at a diverse public suburban high school where the teacher uses differentiated instruction and various types of activities and formative assessments to optimize students' chances for success.
  • AP World History Course Planning and Pacing Guide
    Sharon Cohen, Springbrook High School, MD — This course is taught at an ethnically diverse public suburban high school where the teacher emphasizes student inquiry as a way to engage students to investigate the past and analyze their sources.
  • AP World History Course Planning and Pacing Guide
    Bram Hubbell, Friends Seminary, NY — This course is taught at a small independent school where the teacher uses seminar-style discussions and emphasizes the essay as the main assessment format.

Other Core Resources

AP Exam Information and Resources

Resources include exam information, sample questions, and more

A full Practice Exam with Notes is available at the Course Audit web site. Sign in to your course audit account for access.

AP Course Audit Information

Classroom Resources

A diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies

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