Kaplan AP World History 2007

Kaplan AP World History 2007

by Jennifer Laden, Patrick Whelan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419550881
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Series: Kaplan AP Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.37(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Laden has taught high school global and world history since 1996. She has been a reader and table leader for the AP World History exam since its inception in 2002, and is a consultant for the College Board.
Patrick Whelan has taught high school world history since 1988. He has been a reader and table leader for the AP World History exam since 2002, and is a consultant for the College Board.
Jay Harmon [expert reviewer] has taught high school world history for the past 22 years. He has been a table leader for the AP World History exam since 2002, and also serves on the test development committee.

Table of Contents

About the Authors     vii
Kaplan Panel of AP Experts     ix
The Basics
Inside the AP World History Exam     3
Overview of the Test Structure     4
How the Exam Is Scored     7
Registration and Fees     9
Additional Resources     10
Strategies for Success: It's Not Always How Much You Know     11
How to Approach the Document-Based Question     12
How to Approach the Change-Over-Time Question     29
How to Approach the Comparative Question     37
Stress Management     44
Countdown to the Test     44
Diagnostic Test
Diagnostic Test     49
Answers and Explanations     55
How to Make This Book Work for You Based on the Results of Your Diagnostic     58
AP World History Review
Foundations (8000 BCE to 600 CE)     61
The Big Picture     61
Why This Periodization?     63
Development of Agriculture     65
The First Civilizations     67
Development and Spread of Religion     71
Classical Societies     77
Role of Trade in Classical Societies     85
Spread of Disease     86
Movement of Peoples     86
Fall of Classical Empires     87
Review Questions     89
Answers and Explanations     98
600 to 1450     103
The Big Picture     103
Why This Periodization?     105
Post-Classical Political Developments     105
Nomadic Empires     115
Impact of Interaction     118
Recovery and Renaissance in Asia and Europe     124
American Civilizations     126
Review Questions     128
Answers and Explanations     137
1450 to 1750     141
The Big Picture     141
Why This Periodization?     142
Impact of Interaction-The Development of a Global Economy     143
State-Building     146
Systems of Forced Labor     152
Cultural and Intellectual Changes     154
Review Questions     157
Answers and Explanations     167
1750 to 1914     173
The Big Picture     173
Why This Periodization?     175
Revolutions and Independence Movements     175
Nationalism and the Nation State     178
Industrialization     179
Reform and Reaction      181
Imperialism and Its Impact     186
Emancipation     188
Cultural Influences     189
Review Questions     191
Answers and Explanations     199
1914 to Present     205
The Big Picture     205
Why This Periodization?     207
Global Conflict     207
Independence and Nationalist Movements     214
Revolutions     217
Political Reform and Economic Changes     220
Demographic and Environmental Issues     222
Societal Changes     223
Review Questions     226
Answers and Explanations     235
Practice Tests
How to Take the Practice Tests     242
How to Compute Your Score     243
Practice Test 1     245
Answer Key     262
Answers and Explanations     263
Practice Test 2     271
Answer Key     290
Answers and Explanations     291
Glossary     299

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