Barron's AP World History with CD-ROM, 6th Edition
Fully revised, students will receive an in-depth preparation for the AP World History exam with:Revised strategies for answering all question typesNew unit short cut charts that help organize a better study planTwo full-length model exams with answer explanationsA review of world history, from the foundations of civilization circa. 8000 B.C.E. to world cultures of the twenty-first century
Reflects the 9 Historical Thinking Skills required by the College Board and key concepts at the beginning of each chapter serve as a study guide. The included CD-ROM presents two additional full-length practice tests with automatic scoring and fully explained answers. BONUS! An exclusive online exam included with the purchase of the book or the book with CD-ROM.
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From the Inside Flap
Table of Contents: How to Use This Book
Barron’s Essential 5
The Advanced Placement Examination in World History: An Overview
Historical Thinking Skills
Multiple-Choice Question Strategies
Free-Response (Essay) Questions: General Tips
Document-Based Question Strategies
Continuity and Change-Over-Time Essay Question Strategies
Comparative Essay Question Strategies
UNIT ONE: TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATIONS (8000 B.C.E.–600 B.C.E.) 1 Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth 2 The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies 3 The Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral, and Urban Societies
UNIT TWO: TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATIONS (600 B.C.E.–600 C.E.) 4 The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions 5 The Development of States and Empires 6 Emerging Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange
UNIT THREE: REGIONAL AND TRANSREGIONAL INTERACTIONS (600–1450) 7 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 600–1450 8 Culture, Science, and Technology, 600–1450 9 Economic Systems, 600–1450 10 Social Structures, 600–1450 11 Humans and the Environment, 600–1450
UNIT FOUR: GLOBAL INTERACTIONS (1450–1750) 12 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 1450–1750 13 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1450–1750 14 Economic Systems, 1450–1750 15 Social Structures, 1450–1750 16 Humans and the Environment, 1450–1750UNIT FIVE: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND GLOBAL INTEGRATION (1750–1900) 17 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 1750–1900 18 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1750–1900 19 Economic Systems, 1750–1900 20 Social Structures, 1750–1900 21 Humans and the Environment, 1750–1900
UNIT SIX: ACCELERATING GLOBAL CHANGE AND REALIGNMENTS (1900 to Present) 22 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Part I), 1900–1945 23 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Part II),1945 to Present 24 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1900 to Present 25 Economic Systems, 1900 to Present 26 Social Structures, 1900 to Present 27 Humans and the Environment, 1900 to Present
Model Test 1
Model Test 2
Appendix: Map of Selected World Regions
About the Author
John McCannon earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1994. He has taught Russian, European, and world history at several universities in the United States and Canada and is a former editor of the Canadian Journal of History. He has worked as an Advanced Placement Reader for the College Board and is the author of Red Arctic: Polar Exploration and the Myth of the North in the Soviet Union (1998) and A History of the Arctic: Nature, Exploration, and Exploitation (2012). He is currently an associate professor of history at Southern New Hampshire University.
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