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AP World History

This course is a series of eight one-on-one lessons wherein the student will actively draft, edit, and revise a piece of creative nonfiction that is submission ready for the New York Times Editorial Writing Contest. During the course, the student will learn about the unique type of writing needed for many writing competitions and college essays: creative nonfiction. The student will break down the writing process and step-by-step work through each part of a successful essay, with focused lessons on introduction, body paragraphs, conclusions, and improving style, voice, tone, syntax, and diction. Readings will include sample winning essays, as well as various essays by writers on effective writing.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain historical concepts and their development
  • Apply knowledge of biases, point-of-view, purpose and audience to key primary documents
  • Compare arguments in historical documents and explain broaders context
  • Identify and explain patterns between historical development and processes
  • Make a historical claim, support using documents, and then refute argument

Course Outcomes

  • ow to conduct a primary source document & Image analysis
  • Graphic organizer of themes linked to specific timeframes in World History
  • 2-3 page paper responding to an Argumentative (Long-Essay) Prompt using primary documents
  • Extensive Preparation, Practice Tests and Test-Taking Strategies for the AP World History Exam
  • Preparation for the TOEFL Exam
  • Certificate of Completion

Instructor

Dr. Diane B., Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of New Mexico Social Studies Instructor at Knovva Academy

Dr. Diane is an award-winning teacher who has taught AP classes for 24 years. She has worked with the College Board to score, set rubrics and develop questions for the AP U.S. Government Exam since 2005. She is a National Board Certified Teacher (2001) and was named New Mexico History Teacher of the Year in 2018. Dr. Diane has also taught undergraduate students at the University of New Mexico in American Studies, Education, and with graduate students for the Master’s degree Capstone Research Project. Dr. Diane attended the University of New Mexico, achieving a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Socio-Cultural Studies. Her area of research is the World War II period, specifically Japanese American Internment and Civil Liberties during wartime.

Related Skills

  • Historical Bias
  • Point-of-View
  • Primary Documents
  • Argumentative Claim & Defense
  • Refutation
  • Geography
  • National Identity
  • Revolution
  • Causation
  • Continuity
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Document-Based Essay

Our Schedule

Course

AP World History Content Review
12 Lessons

80 minutes per lesson

AP World History Test Prep 8 Lessons

75 minutes per lesson

Date and Time

Feb 7 – March 20,2022
8:00 PM ET Monday/ Sunday

March 5 – April 23,2022
8:00 PM ET Saturday

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