my.ap.collegeboard.org MCQs and SAQs are available: “Unit 7 – Global Conflict”; “Unit 8 – Cold War & Decolonization”; “Unit 9 – Globalization”.
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Contemporary Era KC 2: Global Conflicts and Their Consequences. Peoples and states around the world challenged the existing political and social order in varying ways, leading to unprecedented worldwide conflicts.
Map: Imperialism and migration during the 19th and early 20th centuries – Bentley pg. 933
Map: Imperialism in Africa c. 1914 – pg. 923
Map: Imperialism in Oceania, c. 1914 – pg. 926
Map: Imperialism in Asia c. 1914 – pg. 918
Map: Struggling to control China c. 1927 thru 1936 – pg. 1011
Unit 6: Accelerating Global Changes and Realignments – c. 1900 thru PRESENT
Contemporary Era KC 1: Science and the Environment.Rapid advances in science and technology altered the understanding of the universe and the natural world and led to advances in communication, transportation, industry, agriculture, and medicine.
Transitioning between the Modern and Contemporary eras requires us to inquire into the transformation in the way humans understand our own history, as well as the relationship between history and science. Certainly, the 20th century saw wildly rapid and complex technological advancements – how did those advancements change the way we understand the past? This historiographicalquestion introduces the first Key Concept of the Contemporary Era – Science and the Environment – as it inquires into the rapid advances in science and technology that altered the understanding of the universe and the natural world and led to advances in communication, transportation, industry, agriculture, and medicine.
Define the terms ‘chronometric revolution,’ ‘taxonomies,’ and ‘historiography.’
Describe the relationship between “our taxonomies of knowledge” and the first chronometric revolution. Describe the relationship between “our taxonomies of knowledge” and the second chronometric revolution. Contrast the two ‘chronometric revolutions’ discussed.
(Annotate, along the way, for specific proper nouns#vocab that inform your understanding to the above questions, as well as the prompt below.)
Watch this here Crash Course video to clarify some of the ideas presented in David Christian’s essay, as it emphasizes important characteristics of the later Modern Era as a way to understand the development of the second chronometric revolution. Browse these Alternative Periodic Tables to reemphasize how there are a LOT of ways to conceptualize our complex world.
Notice how this work, to an extent, returns to where we began class in Week 1. Open the Week 1 link in a new tab. Take out/start a fresh page of paper. Scroll through that post from the beginning of the semester, and respond to the following:
Evaluate the extent to which the content addressed in Week 1 is addressed in the content of the Winter Break work. Summarily, explain how all of this information applies far beyond this class.
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Thank you for volunteering to take an AP class! Enjoy it. Please single-space your work or neatly write it by hand. Plan a study/work date with friends. Learning is a social activity, and more fun with others. Mr. C suggests students individually work through the reading and the bullet-point/SAQ-style prompts seen above the “Railroads” Crash Course video and then get together in a group to tackle the DBQ-style prompt seen below the Crash Course video. And no, that doesn’t mean a group can submit a ‘group copy’ of work – everyone is responsible for their own work – this is all merely a suggestion of how to most effectively complete the work.
In preparation for Friday’s Unit Exam of 45 stimulus-based Multiple Choice Qs and 2 SAQs from a choice of 4, consult “Unit 5: Revolutions” and “Unit 6: … Industrialization” MCQs and SAQs on my.ap.collegeboard.org.
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Modern Era KC 3: Nationalism, Revolution, and Reform. The 18th century marked the beginning of an intense period of revolution and rebellion against existing governments, leading to the establishment of new nation-states around the world.
Modern Era KC 4:Global Migration. As a result of the emergence of transoceanic empires and a global capitalist economy, migration patterns changed dramatically, and the numbers of migrants increased significantly.
my.ap.collegeboard.org accounts now include “Unit 5: Revolutions” and “Unit 6: … Industrialization” MCQs, SAQs, LEQs, & DBQs. Work selectively and plenty with the components on a typical Unit Exam in preparation for next Friday’s Unit Exam.
Thanksgiving Break HW: simply print out your regionally-specific chapter outline and primary source documents (see links above). That’s it!
Due Friday, Dec. 6: Regional Chapter Outline & annotations of primary sources.
Due to the chronologically disjointed nature of this Unit, there is no homework over the Dec. 7-8 weekend.
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Modern Era KC 1:Industrialization and Global Capitalism. The process of industrialization changed the way in which goods were produced and consumed, with far-reaching effects on the global economy, social relations, and culture.
Early Modern KC 3:State Consolidation and Imperial Expansion. Empires expanded around the world, presenting new challenges in the incorporation of diverse populations and in the effective administration of new coerced labor systems.
Week of Nov. 18-22: More work. Early Modern Era EXAM scheduled for THURSDAY, Nov. 21: 31 MCQs & 2 SAQs from a choice of 4.
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Early Modern KC 2: New Forms of Social Organization and Modes of Production. Although the world’s productive systems continued to be heavily centered on agriculture, major changes occurred in agricultural labor, the systems and locations of manufacturing, gender and social structures, and environmental processes.
Monday: Signing up for Regionally-Specific Groups; identifying which primary source documents from your region you will read w’ your group (use this link). Print your chapter outline page and primary documents by Wednesday, Oct. 30; your chapter outline and primary source document annotations are Due Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Early Modern KC1: Globalizing Networks of Communication and Exchange. The interconnection of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, made possible by transoceanic voyaging, transformed trade and religion and had a significant economic, cultural, social, and demographic impact on the world.
Map: Winds and currents in the world’s oceans. Bentley pgs. 602-3
Map: European exploration in the Atlantic Ocean 1486-1498. Bentley pg 605