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AP World History: Modern
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This course covers a huge time period: from approximately 8,000 B.C.E. to the present. Lessons are structured around specific objectives: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment; Development and Interaction of Cultures; State Building, Expansion, and Conflict; Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems; and Development and Transformation of Social Structures.

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Unit 1: Technological and Environmental Transformations, to c. 600 B.C.E.
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  • Origins of Human Society
  • Paleolithic Beginnings
  • Paleolithic Life
  • Neolithic Revolution
  • Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Indus River Valley
  • Ancient China
  • Olmec and Chavin
  • Art, Language, Religion, and Law
  • Infrastructure and Ancient Trade Routes
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Unit 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies, c. 600 B.C.E. to c. 600 C.E.
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  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Monotheism
  • The Vedic Tradition: Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Chinese Philosophies: Daoism and Confucianism
  • Greco-Roman Philosophy
  • Cultural Achievements
  • Persian Empire, Achaemenid Dynasty
  • Zhou, Qin and Han Dynasties
  • Mauryan and Gupta Dynasties
  • Phoenicians
  • Ancient Greece
  • Roman Empire
  • Mayan Civilization
  • Moche Culture
  • Technology, Trade, and Communication
  • Goods, Germs, and Great Ideas
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Unit 3: Regional and Transregional Interactions, c. 600 C.E. to c. 1450
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  • Growth through Exploration Conquest and Trade
  • The Dispersing of Culture, Religion and Technology
  • China and Europe
  • Death Of An Empire
  • Post-classical East, Southeast Asia and Africa
  • The Rise of Islam
  • Mongol Empires
  • New Developments: Agricultural Technology
  • The Cycle
  • Post Classical Era Conclusion
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Unit 4: Global Interactions, c. 1450 to c. 1750
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  • Africa 1450-1750
  • Middle East 1450-1750
  • Asia 1450-1750
  • Europe 1450-1750
  • Reforms
  • Scientific Revolution
  • The Americas 1450-1750
  • Columbian Exchange
  • Latin America
  • Colonial Settlements
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Unit 5: Industrialization and Global Integration, c. 1750 to c. 1900
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  • Industrialization: New Methods, New Goods
  • Markets: Raw Materials and New Economic Structures
  • Transportation and Communication: Connecting the World
  • Western Imperialism: Goals and Means
  • Imperialism in Asia and the Middle East
  • Scramble for Africa
  • Japan: Nation Building and Industrialization
  • Changing Political Landscapes- Nationalism and Political Reforms
  • Political Revolutions in Latin America
  • The Russian Revolution and Its Aftermath
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Unit 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments, c. 1900 to the Present
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  • WWI: The Great War- Origins
  • WWI: Course of a Conflict
  • WWI: End of the War
  • Post-WWI World
  • Collapse of Empires
  • Rise of Dictatorships
  • World War II: Beginnings of the Conflict
  • World War II: The Conflict Rages
  • World War II: Outcomes and End
  • The Cold War: A Divided World
  • The Cold War: Politics and Proxy Wars
  • Independence Movements in the Developing World
  • Political Challenges in the Middle East and South Asia
  • Communist Nations: Collapse and Reform
  • Trade, Globalization, and Changing Demographics in the Contemporary World
  • Terrorism and the Global War on Terror