REA's Crash Course for the AP® World History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time
Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.
Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® World History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?
If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® World History is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:
Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the revised 2011 AP® World History course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format gives you a crash course in: The Ancient Near East, The Middle Ages, Early Modern Europe, Asia, World War I & II, The Cold War, and more. The author also includes must-know key terms all AP® students should know before test day.
Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our experienced AP® World History teacher shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and essay questions you’ll encounter on test day. By following our expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score!
Take REA's FREE Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.
Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® World History student must have.
When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® World History!
About the Author
Mr. Harmon has taught AP® European History, AP® United States History, and AP® World History. He was an exam essay reader in AP® European History and AP® United States History and has been a table leader and question leader in AP® World History since the exam was first administered in 2002. He served on the AP® World History Test Development Committee from 2003 to 2008. His AP® European History and AP® World History websites (www.harmonhistory.com) have been go-to resources for students and teachers for more than a decade.
Since 1998, Mr. Harmon has served as a consultant to the College Board®, holding workshops and summer institutes in the United States and abroad. He has also contributed to the development of several history textbooks.
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
REA’s AP World History Crash Course is designed for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based on the 2011 changes to the AP World History course curriculum and exam.
Written by an expert who has been closely involved with the AP World History course since its beginning, our easy-to-read format gives you a Crash Course in the major concepts and strategies in AP World History. The targeted review chapters will prepare you for the exam by focusing on important topics frequently seen on the AP World History exam.
Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP World History Crash Course gives you a review specifically designed to zero in on the “big ideas” tested on the exam. Each chapter highlights the important themes and terms to keep in mind as you prepare.
Part I gives you the Keys for Success, so you can tackle the exam with confidence. It also lists important terms that you absolutely, positively must know. Part II is a Chronological Review based on the most current AP World History curriculum. It presents essential information you need to know.
Part III reveals the Key Concepts and Themes of the AP World History framework to remind you of the important overall developments throughout World History. Part IV explains the format of the AP World History exam and offers test-taking strategies to conquer the multiple-choice questions and the three essays: the Document-Based Question, the Change and Continuity Over Time question, and the Comparative question.
When you’re ready to prepare for the exam, REA’s AP World History Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!
To check your test readiness for the AP World History exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take our FREE online practice exam. To access your free practice exam, visit www.rea.com/crashcourse and follow the on-screen instructions. This true-to-format test features automatic scoring of the multiple-choice questions and detailed explanations of all answers. Our diagnostic analysis will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll be ready on exam day!
Good luck on your AP World History exam!
Table of Contents
About This Book
About Our Author
Chapter 1: Eight Keys to Success on the AP World History Exam
Chapter 2: Key Terms and Concepts
Period 1: Beginnings to 600 BCE
Chapter 3: Beginnings to 600 BCE
Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies, c. 600 BCE—c. 600 CE
Chapter 4: Religious and Cultural Developments
Chapter 5: Development of City-States and Empires
Chapter 6: Development of Communication and Trade Networks
Period 3: Regional and Transregional Interactions, c. 600 CE—c. 1450 CE
Chapter 7: Expansion of Networks of Exchange
Chapter 8: Governments in the Post-Classical Era
Chapter 9: Economic Activity and Its Effects
Period 4: Global Interactions, c. 1450—c. 1750
Chapter 10: The Development of Global Networks
Chapter 11: Changes to Societies and Methods of Production
Chapter 12: Developments in Governments
Period 5: Industrialization and Global Connections, c. 1750—c. 1900
Chapter 13: Industrialization and Its Effects
Chapter 14: Western Imperialism
Chapter 15: Nationalism, Revolution, and Reform
Chapter 16: Global Migrations
Period 6: Global Connections and Changes Accelerate, c. 1900 to the Present
Chapter 17: Developments in Twentieth-Century Science and the Environment
Chapter 18: World Conflicts and Their Effects
Chapter 19: Twentieth-Century Changes in Global
Economics and Societies
KEY CONCEPTS AND THEMES
Chapter 20: Art, Architecture, and Literature Review
Chapter 21: Nineteen Key Concepts in AP World History
Chapter 22: Skills, Themes, and Historiography
Chapter 23: Important Periodization in AP World History
Chapter 24: Important Civilizations, Empires, and Dynasties
Chapter 25: Important Migrations and Trade Routes
Chapter 26: Important Technology in AP World History
Chapter 27: The Multiple-Choice Questions
Chapter 28: The Document-Based Question
Chapter 29: The Continuity and Change Over Time (CCOT) Essay
Chapter 30: The Comparative Essay
Chapter 31: Test-Taking Tips
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is written by an AP World History teacher in the classroom and is the only one of the major guides that has accounted for the recent changes in curriculum made by the College Board. I have strongly suggested to my students that they use this to prepare for the exam