Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition

Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition

by John McCannon Ph.D.

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Fully revised, students will receive an in-depth preparation for the AP World History exam with:

  • Revised strategies for answering all question types
  • New unit short cut charts that help organize a better study plan
  • Two full-length model exams with answer explanations
  • A review of world history, from the foundations of civilization circa. 8000 B.C.E. to world cultures of the twenty-first century

    Reflects the 9 Historical Thinking Skills required by the College Board and key concepts at the beginning of each chapter serve as a study guide. This manual can be purchased alone or with an optional CD-ROM that presents two additional full-length practice tests with automatic scoring and fully explained answers. BONUS! An exclusive online exam included with the purchase of the book or the book with CD-ROM.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781438002729
    Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
    Publication date: 02/01/2014
    Edition description: Sixth Edition
    Pages: 512
    Sales rank: 1,113,438
    Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

    About the Author

    John McCannon earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1994. He has taught Russian, European, and world history at several universities in the United States and Canada and is a former editor of the Canadian Journal of History. He has worked as an Advanced Placement Reader for the College Board and is the author of Red Arctic: Polar Exploration and the Myth of the North in the Soviet Union (1998) and A History of the Arctic: Nature, Exploration, and Exploitation (2012). He is currently an associate professor of history at Southern New Hampshire University.

    Table of Contents

    Barron's Essential 5


  • How to Use This Book

    The Advanced Placement Examination in

    World History: An Overview

    Historical Thinking Skills

    Multiple-Choice Question Strategies

    Free-Response (Essay) Questions: General Tips

    Document-Based Question Strategies

    Continuity and Change-Over-Time

    Essay Question Strategies

    Comparative Essay Question Strategies


    TRANSFORMATIONS (8000 B.C.E.-600 B.C.E.)

  • 1 Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth

  • 2 The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies

  • 3 The Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral, and Urban Societies


    TRANSFORMATIONS (600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.)

  • 4 The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions

  • 5 The Development of States and Empires

  • 6 Emerging Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange


    INTERACTIONS (600-1450)

  • 7 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 600-1450

  • 8 Culture, Science, and Technology, 600-1450

  • 9 Economic Systems, 600-1450

  • 10 Social Structures, 600-1450

  • 11 Humans and the Environment, 600-1450


  • 12 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 1450-1750

  • 13 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1450-1750

  • 14 Economic Systems, 1450-1750

  • 15 Social Structures, 1450-1750

  • 16 Humans and the Environment, 1450-1750


    INTEGRATION (1750-1900)

  • 17 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 1750-1900

  • 18 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1750-1900

  • 19 Economic Systems, 1750-1900

  • 20 Social Structures, 1750-1900

  • 21 Humans and the Environment, 1750-1900


    (1900 to Present)

  • 22 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Part I), 1900-1945

  • 23 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Part II),

    1945 to Present

  • 24 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1900 to Present

  • 25 Economic Systems, 1900 to Present

  • 26 Social Structures, 1900 to Present

  • 27 Humans and the Environment, 1900 to Present


    Model Test 1

    Model Test 2

    Appendix: Map of Selected World Regions


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    Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I teach this class. And I used this book for the first time. My results for my class came higher than I ever expected. Half of my students scored 5 or 4. And not one student got a 1. The truth is that this book does the job, and I have my student scores to prove it.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The only reason this got a star is because you can't give 0 stars. I HATED THIS BOOK. I bought this and the Princeton Review. Started reading the first 10-20 pages of Barrons and almost fell asleep from boredom. Opened the Princeton Review and I almost felt like I was having fun learning about history. I barely used Barron's, and trusted the Princeton Review- and it worked! I ended up getting a 5 on the exam. Don't waste your money on this, and when it comes to any AP History class, ALWAYS go for Princeton Review.