Tuesday May 31, your Time Magazine cover needs to be turned in at the beginning of class! Make sure your name is somewhere on the paper.

Those of you who are participating in the extra credit portions of the assignment - please do not forget to bring your food for the dinner party!

Schindler's List Permission Slip

ESSAY QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RELEASED!!!!!! I bet you guys did great!

Review Packet part 1 with maps! - extra information

APWH Outline Review Notes for the WHOLE COURSE

Remember to also go to www.getafive.com

Also - check out each of the unit websites to the side! Very helpful!!!

Regional CCOT Review

Sample CCOT Essay 9 points from 2012:
Analyze the continuities and changes in trade networks between Africa and Eurasia from 300 to 1450
This essay received a perfect 9

Here is the response showing where they earned the points

CCOT Review for each region

Comparing economic systems (read this!!!)

Unit 6 Key Concept Packet! (everything filled in)

Unit 6 Review Questions From Class (with answers)
Unit 6 Key Concept Questions, Key Concepts Descriptions, Key Concept Answers (trust me, look at this) (I have these for all units...just ask)


Time Period 1 and 2

Period 1 and 2 Cram Packet

Period 1 and 2 Key Concept Questions and Answers (with essay hints)
This is worth looking at. Trust me!

Time Period 3

Period 3 Key Concept Questions and Answers (with essay hints)

Period 3 (Large Review Packet - scroll down)

Time Period 4

Period 4 Key Concept Questions and Answers (with essay hints)

Time Period 5

Period 5 Key Concept Questions and Answers (with essay hints)

Period 5 cramp packet

Time Period 6

Period 6 Key Concept Questions and Answers (with essay hints)

Essay Help? See Link Below!

College Board Page With Past Essay Prompts and Sample Responses!

I hope by now that you have begun studying and reading all of the material that I have given to you over the past few weeks - as well as posted under the exam review resources. I have done my job to teach the course all year long - now it is your turn to prove that you know how to study and understand the concepts in order to pass the AP Exam (THIS IS A COLLEGE LEVE TEST - YOU DON'T STUDY

Here is the Crash Course APWORLD book as a PDF File (the review book)

YOU DON'T PASS. END OF STORY).= Check out all of the unit pages on the website for help! Make sure to go to the review sessions offered and PRACTICE THE ESSAYS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN ON YOUR OWN. All of the past essays and responses are available on the CollegeBoard website!

Want to really review for the AP World Exam? Go to the website http://www.getafive.com

Sign up for the AP World History Course (free). Watch the videos and take notes on each unit SO HELPFUL!!!!

Crash Course Videos for Unit 6 :) More to be added soon.

The Cold War


And check out these quick 1 page summaries from Unit 6 of VERY helpful information!

unit 6 vocab part 2

1. The Green Revolution
2. Nanjing (explain what happened there during WWII)
3. Mohandas Ghandi
4. Ho Chi Minh
5. Kwame Knrumah
6. Mohmmad Ali Jinnah
7. The Cold War
8. Containment
10. Zionist
11. The Great Leap Forward
12. Mao Zedong
13. Apartheid
14. Tiananmen Square
15. IMF
16. The World Bank

These all have to do with Unit 6 - Modern History. Due Monday!

Excellent Review Sessions! Please see the exam review resource page for helpful information!

4/26 - Tuesday review sessions - are on!

the a/c is working again! AM Review Session we did Period 4 and practice test 2014 - PM - if you would like to continue to review with Mr. Bernstein he still has room! If you did not go to Mr. Bernstein's review yesterday and would like to come to mine - I will go over time period 3 and 4 and do 2015 practice test (So either way, you will get as much review in as possible!)

after school reviews with me will begin next week.

IN AM Review Session with me - We did practice test #1-40 for 2015 - then went over Key Concepts in Period 3 - and the 2015 DBQ essay. - AM/PM Reviews for Bernstein - were 2014 practice test and Key Concepts in Periods 1 and 2. The a/c is getting fixed in my room as we speak - so review sessions are going on as planned tomorrow. If you missed any of these reviews - please click on the corresponding units on the side navigation bar to review them.

Tomorrow - AM - We will do the 2014 practice questions that correspond with the information we reviewed in Period 3. Then I will review Key Concepts 2 and 4. Go over Practice Multiple Choice Questions and Compare Contrast Essay

PM Tomorrow - we will go over Key Concept Period 3 - and do the 2015 Practice Test (Bernstein gave the 2014 today) And THE 2015 dbq.

PM REVIEW SESSION 4/25 CANCELLED FOR AP WORLD - AC IS BROKEN. AS OF NOW, REVIEW SESSIONS ARE STILL ON FOR TOMORROW. If you do come to school - Mr. Bernstein is going over Key Concepts 1 and 2 (early units) and doing a practice exam (multiple choice). He is room 522 - feel free to go to his (or on any of the days!). I was giving out a practice exam as well and went over key concept 3 today in the AM Review Session.

Tomorrow for the PM session - we will go over key concepts 3 and 4 and do the practice test and go over the DBQ that we did today in AM session. Sorry for the inconvenience - but if you get this message too late - please go to Mr. Bernstein's review right across the hall

Same message is posted on my door!

Vocabulary for Unit 6 part 1:

1) "The Sick Man of Europe" - explain what it was referring to and why
2) The Young Turks
3) The Crimean War
4) Dreadnoughts
5) Triple Alliance (include who was in this)
6) Triple Entente (include who was in this)
7) Western Front
8) Eastern Front
9) Faisal
10) Balcour Declaration
11) Russian Revolution
12) Bolsheviks
13) Karl Marx
14) The Flu Epidemic of 1918
15) League of Nations
16) Treaty of Versailles

You may want to head over to the Unit 6 tab and read the first corresponding textbook chapter to help you with your definitions...hint hint :)


I hope by now that you have started studying on your own for the AP exam. This is not a test that anyone can pass by cramming and relying on class notes. You MUST read the text, review vocabulary, and do practice questions. Make sure that you check out all of the resources on this website. I added a page a few weeks ago http://albahaemhs.wikispaces.com/Review+Resources to get you started!

Not comfortable with the essays? Make your way over to the Essay Resources page.

Go through all of your Key Concepts and see if there is any content that you don't remember, or was not covered in class. Make sure you search out the information. This is a college-level exam, and you will not pass if you don't give yourself the chance to.

Happy Studying :)

Report Cards will be distributed tomorrow (Friday) due to them not being delivered to my class today. Please check Pinnacle for last quarter so you can see your grades.

Make sure to go to the Unit 5 tab for all information on the test for Thursday!!!!!! I will be adding the links to the corresponding crash course videos too!


Vocabulary terms from 3/4/16 (also on quiz Tuesday)

Chapter 17 vocabulary part 2 (The French Revolution)

1. Estates (What are they and what country were they in?) 784

2. The first two estates were comprised of how many people? 784

3. The third estate (who was it comprised of) 784

4. Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen (who drew up the document? What was declared in it? How did it launch the French Revolution?) 784

5. Titled nobility (comprised of what people) 785

6. King Louis the XVI was married to who? 785

7. What happened to both of them? 785

8. Maximillion Robespierre (who was he in charge of? What eventually happened to him?) 785 and the picture on page 786

9. Napoleon Bonaparte - who was he? When did he rule? What is credited with, (787)

10. The National Assembly – What did they claim and when did they convene (page 784) AND what did they decree (page 785 second paragraph)

Vocabulary terms from 3/3/16 (quiz Tuesday)

Chapter 17 (of the Red book) Revolutions

1. What are the four Revolutions that will take place after colonization (page 780)

2. Thomas Jefferson (who was he? Why was he important?) (780)

3. Simon Bolivar (Who was he? Why was he important) (780)

4. Popular Sovereignty (what does it mean and how did it relate to the ideas of Revolution?) 780

North America

5. Declaration of Independence (what is it, when was it written?) 782

6. Wealthy “Gentlemen” (Who were they and why were they called that) 783

7. Name three reasons why tensions grew in the colonies stated in the book on page 783 (second paragraph)




8. James Madison (who was he and what did he write?) (784)

Advanced Placement Review by the County!!!!

Each year, the county holds a review session for the Advanced Placement testing

It is on a first come-first serve basis.

It will be held on April 1 and April 2. Please see schedule and directions below

Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/jog7dsa

Registration opens March 1

Homework 3/1/16 - turn in before test tomorrow:
Find the following people who were important during the Scientific Revolution - what are they known for?
1) Kepler
2) Copernicus
3) Galileo
4) Newton
5) Harvey

2/29/16 Homework:

Define the following terms as they relate to this unit (Use chapters 13-16 of the red book to help you, or any of the chapters I posted below)

1) Gun Powder Empires - - DEFINE WHAT THAT MEANS…and just know that the Gun powder empires are the Ottomans, the Safavids, and the Mughals

•2) Suleiman The Magnificent

•3) Who created the Taj Mahal and why

4) Catherine the Great
5) Olaudah Equiano

Unit 4 test iS THIS WEDNESDAY!
Make sure that both body paragraphs are done for homework this weekend.

Make sure you look under the UNIT 4 tab on the side bar for all information pertaining to this unit. I will be posting all resources for this unit there from now on. Including the links below:
These are the chapters from the second textbook I found for you, that correspond with this unit. After Wednesday, they will be taken off of the homepage and put under the Unit 4 tab. THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL!

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Homework 2/19/16 p4
1) Highlight ANY POV statements that you find in the document
2) Highlight the thesis statement with a different color
3) Highlight the additional document with a third color.
Then, staple together and turn in on Monday when you walk in the door. If you turn it in after the bell..it is considered LATE.

Unit 4 Document Practice (The two documents from class on 2/12/16)

Unit 4 Map on Global Trade Networks:
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Unit 4 Map: Early Modern Era

If you have the white textbook at home - here are the corresponding chapters to Unit 3b
Chapter 10: Inner and East Asia
Chapter 11: Peoples in the Americas (Aztec/Inca)
Chapter 12: Mongols and its Aftermath
Chapter 13: (Dehli Sultanate portion of it only)
Chapter 14: (Start on page 364 where it talks about the Renaissance)
Chapter 15: Only where it talks about the explorers if you need them for vocab

The ones in bold are most of the focus of the test on Wednesday.

Chapter 13 part 2 terms are due Monday 2/1

1/26/16: Chapter 13 part 1 terms
1. Zheng He - Who was he, Where was he from, Why was he important?
2. Yoruba, Bini, Igbo People - Where did they live? Describe lifestyle.
3. Timur - Who was he? What did he do? Why was he important? What else is he known as?
4. Ming Dynasty - Describe as detailed as you can why they are important.
5. The Renaissance - What is it? Where and when did it occur?
6. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael - Who were they? Why were they important to the Renaissance?
7. Humanists - What do they believe?
8. The Prince - Who wrote it? Why is it important? What is it about?

1/22/16 - Essay Packet on DBQ (what to read over the weekend)
DBQ Packet: How to Guide:

How to Analyze POV:

1/21/16 - Questions and Documents From Textbook to Analyze

Questions to Complete for Document Analysis from Textbook: Mongols

The Documents can be found in the link below as a pdf file

If the file will not open (which it should), just go to the textbook website through BEEP and look over the documents.

DBQ Mongol Packet (Documents 1-10) Click --->

Questions to answer for each document. Make sure to also highlight ALL important information on each document.
•1) Is there an author and or source for the document? If yes, what is it/are they?

–Would there be any bias (reason to portray it in favor of one party or the other) present? If yes, towards what might it favor?

•2) Give a quick (Four sentences AT LEAST) summary of the Document. (What is the purpose of the document? What evidence supports your claim)

•3) How does this document try answer the question: “How truly “Barbaric” were the Mongols?

Readings and Spice Charts for Tang/Song China
Helpful readings for chapter 9
Welcome Back From Winter Break!

There will be a reading quiz on Thursday for chapter 9 - China, this week.

Please make sure that if you are bringing sodas for us to try - that you bring some cups as well! I have some paper towels to put the food on - but if it requires plates..please provide those as well!

Helpful Review Information

Unit 3 Review - Condensed Informational Packets (see below)
Unit III Review Packet for Post Classical Era

Unit III Review PowerPoint (SO HELPFUL AS WELL!)

Unit 1 and 2 Review - Condensed Informational Packets (see below)

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Homework Period 4 12/10/15
Answer the same four questions (As we have been doing in class for the other documents) for the following
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Homework: 12/1/15
Using the chart that you made for homework last night, write your opening paragraph (the one with your thesis statement) for the following prompt:

•Analyze the similarities and differences in how the following empires used religion to govern before 1450

–Byzantine Empire

–Islamic Caliphates

(This was the 2014 Compare/Contrast Prompt!)

Make sure to include and opening statement (one that addresses the time period and the empires you will be speaking of). Then, choose the three (either 2 sims and 1 diff or 2 diff and 1 sim) that you will be elaborating on in the rest of your essay).

It is absolutely fine and encouraged for you to look for information to help you.

This needs to be done by tomorrow. You do not have to highlight anything before class - we will do that in class.

Homework 11/30/15
Prompt will be similar to the following statement:
Compare and Contrast ways in which the following two empires used religion in their government

Assignment: come up with at least 3 similarities and differences between the Byzantine and Islamic Empire....focus on religion and government as much as you can.

You can choose to do a Venn-Diagram or T-Chart - doesn't matter to me. Whatever is easiest for you!

Due to many people who will be out next week - our Unit 3 part 1 test will be given the MONDAY we get back from Thanksgiving break (November 30).

For the ASSIGNED AP Textbook in this course - please make sure you read the following chapters/sections
Chapter 7 (Begin on page 283-284 "The African Northeast", Page 286-287 "Axum", 290-292 "The World of the Bantu"

Chapter 8 (Commerce and Culture - all sections...mainly focus on pages 333-351),

Chapter 10 (Christianity in eastern and western Europe - The entire chapter)

Chapter 11(Islamic Empire - The entire chapter)

Please understand that your job is to read the information at home - because there is not enough time to cover all information in the classroom through lecture. You are responsible for any information found in the chapters above.


This is due Tuesday of next week (right before break). If you will not be present in school - I need a picture emailed to me as an attachment - or turn it in early for Tuesday.

Byzantine Documents to Analyze for Homework - due Monday 11/9/15 Answer the questions about the documents on your own paper!
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How to highlight at home - body paragraph:
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At home - ONLY WRITE YOUR FIRST BODY PARAGRAPH - and have your planning paper filled out for the first body paragraph. You do not have to complete any other paragraph for this essay!

Homework: Due Wednesday 10/28
CHapter 7 and 8 review questions

COMPARE/CONTRAST PROMPT PERIOD 4 and 7: Homework due 10/21/15
•DIRECTIONS: Complete the following prompt with an opening paragraph (the one that contains the thesis statement)Analyze the social, political and cultural similarities and differences of between Han China and Imperial Rome
▫Once you have answered the question:
▫Use a PINK highlighter to highlight your OPENING SENTENCE▫UNDERLINE YOUR THESIS IN YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER▫USE ORANGE TO HIGHLIGHT THE Similarities▫Use GREEN to highlight the differences▫(If you do not have these exact color highlighters, please know where to find each of these elements in your statement, and you may borrow my highlighters at the beginning of class tomorrow)

You may use notes, research information, the textbook...etc..to help you with the prompt.

ALSO - If you received a note on your Buddhism and Hinduism comparison chart about having the same paper as a peer in class - but you know that your paper was not one involved in the copying and creating an exact replica of another paper - please make sure to see me after class or in school tomorrow. After 60 papers being exactly the same, sometimes I may have lumped an incorrect paper in with the group! Do not be afraid to ask questions!

- Unit 2 test is next week - the grade will be going on the first quarter report card.
- When doing assignments - allowing people to copy your paper - or copying the paper of someone else - is considered cheating (copying). This is an Advanced Placement class, and if you still make it painfully obvious that you have participated in this - points will be deducted or zeros will be added in gradebook.
- Make sure that you are reading your textbook (use the online version if you need to), the review books, the links under the Unit 2 tab, and review your notes for the upcoming exam.
- Period 4 seems to have vanished temporarily (I hope) from my Gradebook - once it shows back up, I will continue to put in grades for you
- Period 7 - Only a few more assignments need to be put in for your class, so please check your grades. If you see a zero next to something that you are sure you completed - you may not have put your name on it. Make sure to contact me.

Fall of Classical Empires Reading (only do the reading)

Religion Comparison Chart:

If the link will not open...please see below:

Use the textbook, review books, and links from my website to research information to complete the chart.

Both Hinduism and Buddhism had profound political, social and cultural impacts on their respective founding societies. Complete the chart by finding at least TWO bullet points for each section (Political, Social, Cultural ways in which the religion impacted the societies in which they were founded and practiced). – (look at the SPICE charts to help you if you cannot remember what information falls into the categories for political, social and cultural information)

THEN, state at least TWO similarities and TWO differences that you find between the two.

Political Impact(s) on founding so cities?

Social impact(s) on founding societies?

Cultural Impact(s) on founding societies



Please read the following items by Monday (this is homework)
Classical Religions Packet #1

Unit 2.1 Extended Key Concepts:

Read up until the part on Islam:

Unit 2: Religion Compare/Contrast

Unit 2: Review of Classical Chinese Dynasties and Religions/philosophies

Unit 2: Classical Indian Empires and Religions

We are currently working in Time Period 2: The Classical Era. For all homework assignments, readings, and important updates, please click on the unit 2 link on the side of the page.

Welcome to Ms. Albahae's Advanced Placement World History Class

Course Description:
Advanced Placement World History is a rigorous two-term course that is structured around the investigation of selected themes woven into key concepts covering distinct chronological periods/eras. The AP World History course content is structured around the investigation of five course themes and 19 key concepts in six different chronological periods, from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students will also be required to think on many different geographical and temporal scales in order to compare historical events over time and space. The course relies heavily on college level resources. This includes texts, a wide variety of primary sources, and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. These resources are designed to develop the skills required to analyze point of view and to interpret evidence to use in creating plausible historical arguments. These tools will also be used to assess issues of change and continuity over time, identifying global processes, comparing within and among societies, and understanding diverse interpretations. Students will show their mastery of the course goals by taking part in the College Board AP World History Exam on May 12, 2016.

The AP World History course content is structured around the investigation of five course themes and 19 key concepts in six different chronological periods, from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The Five Course Themes are:
  • Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
  • Development and Interaction of Cultures
  • State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict
  • Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
  • Development and Transformation of Social Structures

The Six Time Periods of Study are Shown in the Chart Below
This chart shows the course breakdown.  The "weight" refers to the percentage of questions on the AP exam.
This chart shows the course breakdown. The "weight" refers to the percentage of questions on the AP exam.