Introduction to AP World History. Time Periods Themes Habits of Mind Studying Smart Taking Notes Reading your Text. Time periods. 8,000 BCE – 600 CE: Foundations of Civilization 600 CE – 1450 CE: Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter
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Habits of Mind
Reading your Text
1.Impact of interaction among major societies (trade, systems of international exchange, war and diplomacy).
Buddha wearing a Roman toga? How did this happen???
2. The relationship of change and continuity across the world history periods covered in this course.
3. Impact of technology and demography on people and the environment (population growth and decline, disease, manufacturing, migrations, agriculture, weaponry).
4. Systems of social structure and gender structure (comparing major features within and among societies and assessing change).
5. Cultural and intellectual developments and interactions among and within societies
Pages from the Selected Teachings of Buddhist Sages and Son Masters (PulchoChikchiSimch’eYoyol), the earliest extant book printed with movable metal type, dated 1377, Hungdok-sa Temple, Korea (BibliothèqueNationale de Paris; Koreana 7, no. 2, 20-21).
6. Changes in functions and structures of states and attitudes toward states and political identities (political culture), including the emergence of the nation-state (types of political organization).
Constructing and evaluating arguments.
Using documents and other primary data
“I am the punishment of God...If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” - Gehghis Khan
Assessing issues of change and continuity
Handling diversity of interpretations
Seeing global patterns in time and space
Comparing within and among societies
Assessing claims of universal standards
To minimize your “rate of forgetting”
Dr. Walter Pauk, Cornell University
Don’t take notes = Forget 60% in 14 days
Take some notes = Remember 60%
Take organized notes and do something
with them = Remember 90-100% indefinitely!
“Remember, the questioner is the learner.”
Dr. Walter Pauk – Director, Reading and Study Center – Cornell University
Counseling Services, Study Skills Program – University of Waterloo
Marzano, et al. Classroom Instruction that Works. 2001.
Summary frames are a series of questions created by the teacher and designed to highlight critical passages of text. When students use this strategy, they are better able to understand what they are reading, identify key information, and provide a summary that helps them retain the information.(Armbruster, Anderson, & Ostertag, 1987)