Countdown to APWH Exam

Thursday, September 11, 2014

SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations

Read the directions carefully to complete this assignment.

Completed SNAPSHOT will be turned in on 10/9-10

Use Ch. 10,7,&8 to help you.

SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations Directions 

SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations Map 

SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations (backside of map)

Use a separate SPEC Sheet for each of the 3 Major Classical Civilizations. 

ROME (Ch. 10) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 9/16-17

HAN CHINA (Ch. 7) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 9/22-23
MAURYA/GUPTA INDIA (Ch. 8) SPEC Sheet will be STAMPED on 9/30-10/1

Monday, September 8, 2014


Create a Religions Mobile consisting of free swinging cards for 6 different major world religions.  Research various religions in class on Mon/Tues 9/8-9.  Gather materials (large picture, research, hangar, etc.) for completion of mobile in class on Wed/Thurs 9/10-11.  

Here is the Mobile Rubric that will be used to grade each component of the completed MOBILE.

Analyzing Documents and POV Practice

Analyzing Documents and POV Practice
Page 1 is an overview of Analyzing Documents
Page 2 is what we discussed and practiced in class
Page 3 is what will be STAMPED in class on Mon/Tues 9/10-11

World Map Activity

World Map Activity
(due Tues/Wed 9/16-17)
       -World Map

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pre-History, Migrators and Nomads

View this Pre-History, Migrators and Nomads Prezi and complete these questions over it. 
Stamped on Thurs/Fri 8/28-29.

Class Introduction Video and Quiz

Complete the Class Introduction Quiz for a STAMP on 8/28-29.

1st 6-Weeks Crash Course Videos

Please watch and complete questions for 5 of the 7 Crash Course WH Videos.  
5 will earn you a 100 in the gradebook, 7 will earn you a 120. 
Complete the Crash Course Video Quizzes by Sunday, September 21st.





Monday, August 25, 2014

Student Information Form

Completed by Wed 9/3 to receive a 100 in the gradebook.

1st 6-Weeks Topic/Reading Calendar

1st 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from
9/2-5-River Valley Civilizations
Chapters 2,3,4,5
9/15-19-Mediterranean Empires
Chapters 6,9,10
9/22-26-Han China
Chapter 7
9/29-10/2-Maurya/Gupta India
Chapter 8


Student instructions

1. Visit 
getafive.com and click on "I'm a student".
2. On the students page, choose "AP World History".
3. On the AP World History page, click on the "Enroll now" button.
4. Create an account or log in if you're already signed up.
5. You're now in your personal Study Room.
6. Click on the "Join a Class" tab on the left and enter the code for your AP World History class period:

1st Period-43LJJ9B
2nd Period-Y4X8P42
5th Period-G27NV6E
6th Period-GMWY2TW
7th Period-9WE98C6

Just take the Diagnostic Exam by Sunday, September 7 to receive a 100 as a grade during for the 1st 6-Weeks.

Find out where you stand with our comprehensive diagnostic tests. We'll let you know what you've nailed and what you need to focus your study time on to bring up your score.


Summer Assignment Handout

History of the World in 6 Glasses

This year’s summer reading assignment is A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage.  In this book, Standage tells a popular history of the world and some of the most significant civilizations in history by following the development of 6 influential beverages.  The 6 beverages are: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, & Coca Cola.  These beverages have played a significant role in driving trade and interaction between some of the most significant regions and empires in world history.  Our purpose in reading the book is to gain a sense of how civilizations and cultures develop and how they are affected by various forces (social, political, economic, cultural). 

You will need to read the book A History of the World in Six Glasses.  Read the instructions carefully.   

You will need to bring the book and a printed copy of your study questions on the FIRST DAY of class. 

Publisher: Walker Publishing Company

Approximately $7.00

*(DISCLAIMER:  The use of this book as a summer reading assignment in NO way represents any endorsement by the teachers of Lamar High School of the consumption or misuse of these beverages!  The book is simply meant to provide an interesting view of civilizations and trade, from which we can initiate our year-long discussion of world history.) 

All parts of the summer project will be on:      

www.lamarhs.org or lamarapwh.blogspot.com  

Register at the turnitin.com website.  

Go to "create a user profile" at top right corner.  
Follow the directions after that.   

It will eventually ask for the class ID and enrollment password:

Class ID: 8072642 Password: texans (case sensitive)

You will turn your Study Questions to the proper folder at turnitin.com.   

Turnitin.com will verify that the work you turn in is your work alone. 

Be prepared to also discuss the book and/or write an essay within the first few days of school. 

We advise you to pace your reading over a few weeks during the summer.  

DO NOT wait until the last few days before school to begin this assignment.


It would also be a great idea to invest in an APWH Study Guide.  
Here are a few suggested study guides for the 2015 AP Exam for you to purchase (PICK ONE):


5 STEPS TO A 5 (Around $14)




Sunday, August 24, 2014


APWH Movie Review
Extra Credit Opportunity
-To receive extra credit all 7 sections of the movie review must be completed.
-Reviews must be TYPED and formatted based on the requirements below.
-You may complete one movie review per 6-weeks. 
-Reviews are to be submitted to
turnitin.com NO LATER THAN the last day of the 6-weeks.
-You can receive a 100 in place of your lowest grade other than your STAMP SHEET.

For each movie review, please include all of the following information:


1. Name of movie
2. Year released
3. Director(s)
4. Main actors and their characters
5. Rating- “R” rated movies require a parent signature on the top of page 1.
6. The Summary & Review (750 words minimum; written in paragraph form; includes all of the following):
            a. Summary- a brief summary of the story, including the major characters and a POV STATEMENT
                 about each.
            b. Setting/Connection to History- Explain the connection this movie has to World History. (In what
                 place and time was the movie set?  What major events were occurring during this time period? 
                 Describe the global context).
            c. Movie Review- The purpose of a movie review is to inform a potential viewer about the movie by
                 offering your judgment and commentary. Include in your review your opinions about what worked
                 and what didn’t work in the film. Give positive commentary (praise for things you really liked about
                 the picture) and/or criticism and recommendations on things you would have liked to see
                 presented differently. Give specific examples from the movie to support your views. You need to
                 address the historical accuracy of the film.
7. “Critics Corner”- Your overall rating of the movie. You may assign it a letter grade, + and –ok (—ex: A-). 
      Award it the grade you feel it deserves, but support the letter grade with commentary that justifies your

1st 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

1st 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from


9/2-5-River Valley Civilizations

Chapters 2,3,4,5

9/15-19-Mediterranean Empires

Chapters 6,9,10

9/22-26-Han China

Chapter 7

9/29-10/2-Maurya/Gupta India

Chapter 8

1st 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • 6 Glasses Study Questions
  • Student Information Form
  • Getafive.com Diagnostic Exam
  • SNAPSHOT I: Ancient Civilizations
  • Religions Mobile
  • Rome Ch. 10 Short Answer Writing
  • Map Activity
  • Han China Ch. 7 Short Answer Writing
  • Maurya/Gupta Ch. 8 Short Answer Writing
  • Unit 1 Key Terms
  • Crash Course Videos

1st 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Prehistory, Migrators and Nomads
  • Student Information Form
  • The Nature of Civilization Questions
  • Bronze and Iron Age Venn Chart
  • Ancient Egypt/Mesopotamia/India SPEC Chart
  • SOAPS/POV Assignment
  • Ancient China and Americas SPEC Chart
  • Classical Persia SPEC Chart
  • The Persian Press
  • Classical Han China SPEC Chart
  • 6 Glasses Comparison Venn Diagram

2nd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

2nd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from


10/13-17-Silk Roads

Chapter 11

10/20-10/24-Byzantine Empire

Chapter 12

10/27-31-Islamic Empires

Chapter 13&15

11/3-11/7-East Asian Empires

Chapter 14

2nd 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • Age of Empires Recipe
  • Grading of Empires
  • Connections Across Land Video Questions
  • SNAPSHOT II: Classical Civilizations
  • Intro to the Study of Women's History
  • Mental Map: Classical Age, A Cross Cultural Exchange
  • Islam Video Questions
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Key Terms
  • Crash Course Videos

2nd 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Classical India SPEC Chart
  • Buddhism in China DBQ Prewrite
  • Classical Greece SPEC Chart
  • Classical Rome SPEC Chart
  • SOAPS/POV Practice Exercise II
  • Matching Review Activity
  • Silk Roads Historical Marker
  • Byzantine SPEC Chart
  • Byzantine Empire Questions/Engineering an Empire
  • Constantinople Real Estate Ad
  • 5 Pillars of Islam Chart/Study Questions
  • Rise and Spread of Islam Questions
  • Abbasid Caliphate SPEC Chart
  • Questions about Islamic Civilization
  • Tang and Song Venn Chart

3rd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

3rd 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from



Chapter 17

11/17-25-Western Europe

Chapters 16&19

12/1-5-Sub-Saharan African Kingdoms

Chapter 18

12/8-12-Renaissance and Reformation

Chapter 21&Ch. 23 up to pg. 569

3rd 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • Early Empires Video Questions
  • Crusades DBQ Essay
  • End of Feudalism Questions
  • Snapshot III: The World c.1000
  • Mental Map: Regional Networks of Exchange
  • Unit 3 Key Terms
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Crash Course Videos

3rd 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Tang Dynasty SPEC Chart
  • Feudal Japan SPEC Chart
  • Feudal Japan Questions/Timeline
  • Yuan Dynasty SPEC Chart
  • The Rise of the Mongols Questions
  • Feudalism Venn Diagram
  • Crusades DBQ Prewrite
  • Development of Feudalism in Western Europe Notes
  • Dev. of Feudalism Activities
  • Feudal Europe SPEC Chart
  • Africa: Mansa Musa, Independent Study
  • Africa Investigation
  • Ghana SPEC Chart
  • Renaissance & Reformation Questions
  • Renaissance & Reformation Venn Diagram

4th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

4th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from


1/7-10-Chapters 20&22

1/13-17-Chapter 26

1/20-24-Chapter 27

1/27-1/31-Chapter 28

2/3-7-Chapter 29

2/10-14-Chapter 30

4th 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • Winter Break Test
  • PBS Islam, Part III: The Ottoman Empire
  • Snapshot IV Gunpowder Empires
  • French Revolution Fill in the Blank
  • Egalite for All Video Questions
  • Ideas Shape the World Video Questions
  • Historical Figure CCOT Prezi
  • Revolutions Test
  • Guided Readings
  • Unit 4 Key Terms
  • Stamp Sheet

4th 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Winter Break Questions
  • DBQ Prewrite: Women in the Middle Ages
  • Aztec vs. Inca Independent Study/SPRITES Chart
  • Tokugawa Japan SPEC Chart
  • Qing Dynasty SPEC Chart
  • CCOT Pre-Write Homework Activity
  • Ottoman Empire SPEC Chart
  • Mughal Empire SPEC Chart
  • More Practice CCOT Pre-Write Gunpowder Empires
  • The Russian Empire Questions
  • Personal CCOT Pre-Write Activity
  • Personal Portion of CCOT Prezi
  • Revolutions: Compare and Contrast
  • Urban Game Student Guide
  • Industrial Revolution Questions
  • Industrial Revolution PICTOWORD
  • Adam Smith and the Industrial Revolution

5th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

5th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from


2/17-21-Chapter 32

2/24-28-Chapter 33

3/3-7-Chapter 34

3/10-14-Chapter 35

3/24-28-Chapter 36

3/31-4/4-Chapter 37

5th 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • Imperial Designs Video Questions
  • Snapshot V
  • Mankind: Revolutions Video Questions
  • Imperialism DBQ Essay
  • Mankind: Speed Video Questions
  • Interwar Years PhotoStory
  • World War II Map Activity
  • Imperialism and World Wars Test
  • Unit 5 Key Terms
  • Stamp Sheet

5th 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Industrial Revolution Pictoword
  • Adam Smith & the Industrial Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution Questions
  • Imperialism Questions
  • Analyzing Imperial Motives
  • Imperialism DBQ Prewrite
  • World War I Questions
  • First World War Activities
  • Interwar Years Rough Draft
  • Russian Revolution Conditions and Results
  • French and Russian Revolutions Compared
  • 20th Century Revolutions Questions
  • 20th Century Totalitarians Questions
  • World War II Questions

6th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar

6th 6-Weeks Reading Calendar from


4/7-11-Chapter 38

4/14-17-Chapter 39

6th 6-Weeks Graded Assignments

  • People Shape the World Video Questions
  • 13 Days Viewing Guide
  • Challenges in our World Today Questions
  • Anti-Genocide Brochure
  • Globalization and Economics Video Questions
  • Global Pop Culture Video Questions
  • Word Association Review
  • STAAR Pictoral Review
  • History of the World in Two Hours Video Questions
  • Stamp Sheet
  • Advice Wordle

6th 6-Weeks Stamped Assignments

  • Globalization CCOT Pre-Write
  • Genocide Comparison Practice
  • POV Practice II
  • DBQ Grading