2020 AP World History Exam: Coronavirus Edition.

Hey all you cool cats and kittens out there, thanks for wanting to know more about the AP World History Exam is affected by the coronavirus.  Here’s what you need to know.

The Exam date is Thursday, May 21 at 11am pst. The College Board released THIS INFORMATION on May 1 about how to take and submit this exam from home.

Students will be given 45 minutes to read and respond and then 5 minutes to upload their response.  The Exam will consist of ONE Document Based Question consisting of 5 documents.  Yes, you read that right – ONE DBQ.  I know… I know… !!

Here is the RUBRIC the College Board released for the ‘modified DBQ’ (#coronavirusedition).  Here is Mr. Cameron’s version of that RUBRIC – there’s a bit more explanation into some of the requirements.

What’s covered on the 2020 #coronavirusedition?  c. 1200 C.E. to c. 1900 C.E.. Approx. 700 years.  That’s it.  Yes.  Really.

If we were to break the Units covered in this Exam according to our 6 Key Concept Packets as we did in class, that means you only have to review the end of the Post-Classical Era (the end-ish of Unit 3) thru the Modern Era (Unit 5).  This is how we addressed the chronological sequence of “World History” together as a class.

If we were to break the Units according to what is available from the College Board, including myap.collegeboard.org and the YouTube channel for AP World History, you’ll only cover content from what-they-call ‘Units 1-6’: from c. 1200 C.E. to c. 1900 C.E..  Please note that the chronological scope and sequencing of “Units” according to the College Board is different from the chronological scope and sequencing of what we did in class.  No matter what we might call a “Unit” of study, you’re only responsible for content c. 1200 C.E. thru c. 1900 C.E.. Apologies for this historiographical-hiccup.

Use the two above sources provided by the College Board.  Use all of your amply annotated DBQs and applicable Key Concept Packets from class.  Use the “RUBRIC” for the 2020 edition of the Exam, seen above.  Use the additional information on the different “Units” pages on the Menu tab of this here course website, including the references to maps in your Textbook.  There will be no sort of additional review provided this year due to the pandemic of the Coronavirus.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. C w’ any questions via e-mail: eli.cameron@sduhsd.net