Agenda – World History

Advanced Placement Summer Institute Agenda
World History: Modern
Instructor: Luke Glassett


During this APSI AP World History: Modern course for new and experienced teachers, you’ll explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help you plan and focus instruction—and give you feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines.

By attending this APSI, you’ll gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understand the Course; Plan the Course; Teach the Course; Assess Student Progress; and Engage as a Member of the AP Community. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, AP teacher community, and the AP question bank.

What participants should have (if available):

(Note: Schedules may adjust and change based on needs of participants, especially after Day 1)


Day 1: Introduction, Equity, Course Introduction, Course and Exam Description (CED), and Pacing

  • Introductions [Ice Breaker]
  • The philosophy and purpose of AP (Equity Policy Statement)
  • Course and Exam Description/Curricular Requirements Overview
  • Themes and Course Content
  • Skills and Processes
  • Introduction to Assessment
  • Reflect and Connect
  • Course on a page


Day 2: Resources and Units 0, 1, and 2

  • Introductions
  • Questions from Previous Day
  • Unit 0-Pre 1200
  • Introduction to my “co-teachers”
  • Time Period 1200-1450 using my Daily Agenda
    • Unit 1: The Global Tapestry
    • Unit 2: Networks of exchange


Day 3: Assess and Reflect

  • Questions from Previous Day
  • Time Period 1450-1750
    • Unit 3: Land Based Empires
    • Unit 4: Transoceanic Interconnections
  • Time Period 1750-1900
    • Unit 5: Revolutions
    • Unit 6: Consequences of Industrialization
  • DBQ overview and scoring
  • Afternoon assignment
    • Railroad DBQ
  • Resources:
    • Albert AP World Calculator
    • How I score a DBQ using the Cover Sheet


Day 4: AP Classroom

  • Questions from Previous Day
  • Time Period 1900 to Present
    • Unit 7: Global Conflict
    • Unit 8: Cold War and Decolonization
    • Unit 9: Globalization
  • SAQ and LEQ overview and scoring
  • Recap and Reflect

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