AP World History

Course Description:

In AP® World History, students participate in critical analysis from a Christian worldview, fromthe beginning of human interaction and the separation of nations after the tower of Babel to present-day political and social issues. Each module investigates a specific theme and time period and explores ways in which God directly guided many of those events, even as man rebelled against Him. Students collaboratively discuss specific issues in history, analyzing them from both biblical and secular viewpoints. They analyze primary and secondary documentsin addition to other quantitative, cartographical, and artistic sources— to understand and support specific viewpoints of history and to differentiate issues from one region of the world to the other. At the end of each module, students make connections with the themes of the course and has opportunities to practice answering multiple-choice and essay questions in AP® format. 

This course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP® 
exam. Students must take the AP® Exam in order to receive AP® credit. 

Prerequisite(s):
None. Student will be exposed to a college-level course.

Recommended Grade Level(s):
10-12

Approved by:

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®)
  • University of California (UC)
  • College Board

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
Creation: The times and affairs of man are in God’s hands. He is eternal and transcendent (Psalm 31:5; 90:2; Isaiah 55:9; Jeremiah 29:11). Man is created in the image of God, the pinnacle of God’s “very good” creation, and therefore responsible to Him (Genesis 1:27; Romans 14:12).

Fall: Human ills and conflicts throughout history are the results of man’s choice to rebel against God’s original intent for the world (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 5:12). Man wrongfully subverts his creation mandate, believing he alone holds the ability and authority to coerce, manipulate, or intimidate all of creation to submit to him as he continues to rebel against God. Mankind desires to replace God’s authority with his own will and plans (Genesis 1:26, 28; 11; Isaiah 14:14), and the results of that rebellion are evident through the course of human history.

Redemption: Man should seek unity, justice, and reconciliation as he is guided by the principles of God’s Word, while they seek the grace of God (Isaiah 1:17; Micah 6:8; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:8; 4:32; James 4:6). The historical person of Jesus Christ enables us to know and relate properly with God. God’s Word and Holy Spirit instruct us how to interact with our fellow man (Mark 12:30-31; John 17:3; Hebrews 12:14; 1 John 1:3) as well as intercede in prayer for them (1 Timothy 2:1). We are accountable to both God and earthly authority, as an act of love and submission to our Creator. In so doing, we recognize that our possessions and talents are to be used for the edification of our neighbor and to bring glory to God. This will lead to true stewardship, citizenship, neighborhood, and health (Genesis 1:28; Matthew 10:34; John 16:33; Romans 12:18; 1 Peter 3:11; 4:10).

Required Materials:

Books 
Bentley, Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, updated AP® Edition 
6th ed., Student Edition, 2017. 
AP® World History Modern Prep Plus, 2020 & 2021 
* The price of this course DOES NOT INCLUDE access to the required etext. The Traditions & Encounters etext can be purchased from:  https://www.mheducation.com/prek-12/product/bentley-traditions-encounters-global-perspective-past-updated-ap-edition-2017-6e-connect-1-year-subscription-jerry-bentley/9780076681303.html?exactIsbn=true.  
* Common household items, and access to research materials as well as word processing and presentation software, may be required for the completion of lab activities and/or other 
assignments. See course for details.