AP World History

Parents and Students:
Welcome to the course information page for Mr. Costantino's AP World History. Here you will find updated information regarding all things World History related. This will include; rules, requirements, expectations, homework assignments, projects, extra credit, and more! Please remember, if for any reason you need to get in contact with me, please do not hesitate to email me at: Costantinom@christina.k12.de.us. Email is the quickest way for me to learn about and respond to any concerns you may have regarding the class or student performance within the class. Also, be sure to check Home Access (http://hac.doe.k12.de.us/homeaccess/) to monitor your performance in this class. Grades are updated at least once a week.

Course Overview

AP World History is for highly motivated and exceptional students who wish to challenge themselves with taking a college level class for a college level class. This class looks at the major civilizations in human history and how they interacted and influenced modern day society. Students will be expected to read the textbook outside of class and daily quizzes will be given on the textbook reading and the discussion from the previous class. The purpose of this class is to give the students a better grasp on the foundational concepts in World History and to prepare them for their future pursuit of a college degree.

The following AP World History themes will be used throughout the course to identify these broad patterns and processes that explain change and how we have arrived to current day.

The Six AP World History Themes:
1.The relationship of change and continuity from 8,000 BC to the present.
2. Impact of interaction among and within major societies.
3.Impact of technology, economics, and demography on people and the environment.
4. Systems of social structure and gender structure.
5.Cultural, religious, and intellectual developments.
6. Changes in functions and structures of states and in attitudes toward states and political identities, including the emergence of the nation-state.

Adas, Michael, Marc J. Gilbert, Peter Stearns, and Stuart B. Schwartz. World Civilizations: The Global Experience. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2005.


Grades in this class will consist of classwork, daily quizzes, unit assessments and projects. At the end of the course, students will take the AP World History exam in order to obtain their credit for the course.

The following is a breakdown of grading

Assessments (Projects and Test)---------------------- 40%
Quizzes ---------------------------------------------------------- 20%
Homework ------------------------------------------------------- 20%
Classwork ------------------------------------------------------- 20%

Note: Taking the AP World History exam is a requirement of the course.

Updated Class Schedule

Notes/Quiz is due on the first date listed for that chapter
December 1 & 5
Ch 14
December 7 & 9
Ch 15
December 15
Unit 2 Test
Ch 6-15
December 19 & December 21
Ch 16-17
Group Presentations
January 4 & 6
Ch 18
January 10 & 12
Ch 19
January 17& 19
Midterm Exam & Review
1-19 (focus on 16-19)
January 23 & 25
Ch 20
January 27 & 31
Ch 21
February 2 & 6
Ch 22
February 13
Unit 3 Test
February 15 & 17
Ch 23
February 22 & 24
Ch 24
February 28 & March 1
Ch 25
March 5 & 7
Ch 26
March 9 & 13
Ch 27
March 20
Unit 4 Test
March 22 & 26
Ch 28
March 28 & 30
Ch 29 & Ch 30
Group Presentations
April 3 & 5
Ch 31
April 6- 15 Spring Break
Spring Break
April 17 & 19
Ch 32
April 23 & 25
*Ch 33 & 35*
Group Presentations
April 27 & May 1
*Ch 34*
May 3 & 7
Ch 36
May 9
Unit 5 Test
May 11 & 15
Review for AP Exam
May 17
*AP Exam*

Note: This schedule is subject to change and is just as a tentative guide. Please pay attention to any changes that may be made during the class. If possible, extra exam review time will be arranged.

*Mr. C will post when AP Review Exam review days are available*