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World Civilizations: The Global Experience, AP Edition, 6e (Stearns)
Chapter 7 Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast

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While there is no prerequisite for AP World History, students should make sure that they are prepared for the course load associated with an Advanced Placement History course.  Most social studies classes include extensive readings of both textbooks and case studies.  Students should be prepared to both read and analyze what they read in order to apply it to the class.  They should also be somewhat familiar with general world history and geography so as not to fall behind when discussing deeper subject matter and current political problems around the world.

AP United States History 2011 Scoring Guidelines Form B

8. Analyze the impact of war on civilians.  Choose either World War I or World War II and compare it with one of the following conflicts:
    Korean War            Vietnam War
    Biafra War            Angola War
    Nicaragua War        Bosnia/Kosovo War

AP . History Course and Exam Description - College Board

Are you a high school AP English Student? The AP English essay is part of the final exam to determine if you get your Advanced Placement (AP) English credit, freeing you from one or two composition classes in college. To formulate a top-level AP English essay, some preparation is required in addition to your AP English class. Remember that you will be working under a time constraint of 7 hours for 8 essays (the College Board calls them "free response"). [6]

This course can help prepare students who wish to continue their social studies education after high school, as well as students who wish to perform exceptionally well on the SAT exam. The level of aptitude in this subject will assist students wishing to excel on the SAT and in college courses.

According to the College Board’s website, AP World History focuses primarily on developing the four History Thinking Skills, and teaching students to analyze history form there. From taking AP World History, students will be able to:

This is the core document for teachers of this course. It lays out the course content, describes the exam, and includes a full practice exam. For details on what’s new in the 7567 edition, please see the preface.

The Development of States & Empires
More complexity and sophistication
Better-armed/organized military forces
Stronger bureaucratic
Better record keeping mechanisms
Key States & Empires brought these to wide-ranging territories
Social unity
Many became classic civilizations

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