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  2. Unit 1: Renaissance and Exploration
  3. Unit 2: Age of Reformation
  4. Unit 3: Absolutism and Constitutionalism
  5. Unit 4: Scientific, Philosophical, and Political Developments
  6. Unit 5: Conflict, Crisis, and Reaction in the Late 18th Century
  7. Unit 6: Industrialization and Its Effects
  8. Unit 7: 19th-Century Perspectives and Political Developments
  9. Unit 8: 20th-Century Global Conflicts
  10. Unit 9: Cold War and Contemporary Europe
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Touissant L’Ouverture

Defoe and Wollstonecraft

Treaty of Tordesillas

The Slave Trade

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Unit 1: Renaissance and Exploration

Christopher Columbus

Erasmus

Food and the Columbian Exchange

Naturalism

New Monarchies

Niccolò Machiavelli

Petrarch

Printing

The Slave Trade

The Slave Trade 2020

The Treaty of Tordesillas

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Unit 2: Age of Reformation

Baroque Art

Luther and the Protestant Reformation

Martin Luther

Protestant Reform Continues

The Catholic Reformation

The New Economic Elite

Wars Of Religion

Women’s Roles in the Family Church and Society

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Unit 3: Absolutism and Constitutionalism

Absolutist Approaches to Power

Balance of Power

Economic Development and Mercantilism

The English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution

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Unit 4: Scientific, Philosophical, and Political Developments

18th-Century Culture and Arts

18th-Century Society and Demographics

Daniel Defoe

Enlightened and Other Approached to Power

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Scientific Revolution 2021

The Scientific Revolution 2022

The Social Contract

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Unit 5: Conflict, Crisis, and Reaction in the Late 18th Century

Britain’s Ascendency

British Abolitionism

Piracy in the Atlantic

Romanticism

The Congress of Vienna

The French Revolution

The French Revolution’s Effects

The Haitian Revolution

The Rise of Global Markets

The Rise of Romanticism

Witchcraft and Witch Trials

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Unit 6: Industrialization and Its Effects

Ideologies of Change and Reform Movements

Industrialization in England

Institutional Responses and Reform

Labor Unions

Reactions and Revolutions

The Concert of Europe And European Conservatism

The Spread of Industry Throughout Europe

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Unit 7: 19th-Century Perspectives and Political Developments

Darwinism, Social Darwinism

Imperialism’s Global Effects

Imperialism’s Global Effects 2022

Nationalist Responses to Napoleon in Spain

New Imperialism: Motives and Methods

Realism

The Age of Progress and Modernity

The Unification of Germany

Zionism

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Unit 8: 20th-Century Global Conflicts

20th-Century Cultural, Intellectual, and Artistic Developments

Europe During the Interwar Period

Fascism and Totalitarianism

Global Economic Crisis

Versailles Conference and Peace Settlement

World War II

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Unit 9: Cold War and Contemporary Europe

Contemporary Western Democracies

Decolonization

The Cold War

The European Union

The Fall of Communism

Two Super Powers Emerge

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Additional Resources

Analyzing a DBQ Prompt

Art and Short-Answer Questions

Bloom’s Taxonomy and European History

DBQ Analysis and Reasoning Points

DBQ on Industrialization

DBQ on New Imperialism

DBQ Timing

Debriefing After the Exam

Historical Reasoning on Multiple-Choice Questions

Historical Reasoning Point

History Field Trip

Homework Workload

How to Earn a Thesis Point

Image Analysis for the DBQ

LEQ and DBQ

Mastering the Document-Based Question (DBQ) 2022

Mastering the Multiple-Choice Questions 2021

Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section 2022

Mastering the Short-Answer Question (SAQ) 2022

Multiple-Choice Questions_2021

Point of View

Real World Connections

Short-Answer Question Strategy

Short-Answer Questions 2021

The Contextualization Point

Themes

Using Quotations on the DBQ

Vocabulary on the DBQ

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions 2020

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  2. Unit 1: Thinking Geographically
  3. Unit 2: Population and Migration Patterns and Processes
  4. Unit 3: Cultural Patterns and Processes
  5. Unit 4: Political Patterns and Processes
  6. Unit 5: Agriculture and Rural Land-Use Patterns and Processes
  7. Unit 6: Cities and Urban Land-Use Patterns and Processes
  8. Unit 7: Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes
  9. Multiple-Choice Questions
  10. Additional Resources

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Food Deserts

Migration Push and Pull Factors

The Green Revolution

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Unit 1: Thinking Geographically

Intro To Unit 1 (Topics 1.1-1.7)

1.1—Introduction to Maps (Map Projection and Distortion)

Introduction To Maps (Topic 1.1)

1.2—Geographic Data

The Power of Geographic Data (Topic 1.3)

Understanding the Why of Where (Topic 1.3—Spatial Concepts)

1.5: Human-Environmental Interaction

Scales of Scale—A Spatial Perspective (Topic 1.6: Scales of Analysis)

Regional Analysis (Topic 1.7)

Analyzing Place & Location in Geography

Introducing FRQ (Free-Response Question) Writing

Introduction to Stimulus Analysis

Unit 1 Review: Thinking Geographically

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Unit 2: Population and Migration Patterns and Processes

Intro to Unit 2 (Topics 2.1–2.11)

Population Pyramids (Topic 2.3)

The Demographic Transition Model (Topic 2.5)

Malthusian Theory (Topic 2.6)

Aging Populations (Topic 2.9)

Causes of Migration (Topic 2.10)

Topic 2.11—Forced & Voluntary Migration

Migration Push and Pull Factors

Overpopulation

The Demographic Transition Model (Topic 2.5)

Unit 2—Applying the Course Skills

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Unit 3: Cultural Patterns and Processes

Intro to Unit 3 (Topics 3.1–3.8)

Introduction to Culture (Topic 3.1)

Cultural Landscapes (Topic 3.2)

Topic 3.4: Types of Diffusion

Topic 3.6: Contemporary Diffusion

Diffusion of Religion and Language (Topic 3.7)—Languages of the United States

Topic 3.8: Effects of Diffusion

Unit 3 Review: Applying the Course Skills

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Unit 4: Political Patterns and Processes

Intro to Unit 4 (Topics 4.1–4.10)

Introduction to Political Geography (Topic 4.1)

Political Power and Territoriality (Topic 4.3)

Topic 4.4: Defining Political Boundaries

Topic 4.5: The Function of Political Boundaries

Internal Boundaries (Topic 4.6)

Unit 4 Review—Applying the Course Skills

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Unit 5: Agriculture and Rural Land-Use Patterns and Processes

Intro to Unit 5 (Topics 5.1–5.12)

Topic 5.3—Agricultural Origins and Diffusions

Topic 5.4: The Second Agricultural Revolution

The Green Revolution (Topic 5.5)

The Green Revolution

Spatial Organization of Agriculture (Topic 5.7)

The Global System of Agriculture (Topic 5.9)

Food Deserts (Topic 5.11: Challenges of Contemporary Agriculture)

Unit 5 Review—Applying the Course Skills

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Unit 6: Cities and Urban Land-Use Patterns and Processes

Intro to Unit 6 (Topics 6.1–6.11)

Topic 6.2: Cities Across the World

Topic 6.5: The Internal Structure of Cities

Infrastructure (Topic 6.7)

Urban Data (Topic 6.9)

Challenges of Urban Changes (Topic 6.10)

Unit 6 Review: Cities and Urban Land-Use Patterns & Processes

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Unit 7: Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes

Intro to Unit 7 (Topics 7.1–7.8)

Topic 7.1: The Industrial Revolution

Economic Sector and Patterns (Topic 7.2)

Topic 7.3: Measures of Development

Women and Economic Development (Topic 7.4)

Topic 7.5: Theories of Development

Sustainable Development (Topic 7.8)

Unit 7 Review: Industrial and Economic Development Patterns and Processes

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Multiple-Choice Questions

Analyzing AP Level Multiple-Choice Questions

Introducing Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)

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Additional Resources

1st Semester Review

2022 AP Exam Overview and Review

2021 AP Exam Overview and Review

Exploring Data with the World Factbook

Introducing ESPN

Introducing the Free-Response Question (FRQ)

Post Exam Activity—Vocabulary Concepts Tournament

Post Exam Project: Contemporary World Issues Research Project

Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

Stimulus Analysis

The 5 Themes of Geography

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  2. Unit 1: Foundations of American Democracy
  3. Unit 2: Interactions Among Branches of Government
  4. Unit 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  5. Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
  6. Unit 5: Political Participation
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Brown v. Board of Education

Challenges of the Articles of Confederation

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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Unit 1: Foundations of American Democracy

Big Ideas

Challenges of the Articles of Confederation 2020-21

Challenges of the Articles of Confederation 2021-22

Constitutional Interpretations of Federalism

Federalism in Action

Government Power and Individual Rights

Ideals of Democracy

Principles of American Government

Relationship Between the States and the Federal Government

The Great Connecticut Compromise

Types of Democracy

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Unit 2: Interactions Among Branches of Government

Checks on the Judicial Branch

Checks on the Presidency

Congress, The Senate, and the House of Representatives

Congressional Behavior

Discretionary and Rule-Making Authority

Expansion of Presidential Power

Legitimacy of the Judicial Branch

Presidential Communication

Roles and Powers of the President

Structures, Powers, and Functions of Congress

The Court in Action

The Judicial Branch

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Unit 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Affirmative Action

Amendments: Due Process and the Right to Privacy

Due Process and the Rights of the Accused

First Amendment: Freedom of Religion 2020-21

First Amendment: Freedom of Religion 2021-22

First Amendment: Freedom of Speech

First Amendment: Freedom of the Press

Government Metadata Collection

Government Responses to Social Movements

Second Amendment: Right to Bear Arms

Selective Interpretation

Social Movements and Equal Protection

The Bill of Rights

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Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs

American Attitudes About Government and Politics

Changes in Ideology

Evaluating Public Opinion Data

Ideologies of Political Parties

Ideology and Economic Policy

Ideology and Economic Policy SWS 2021

Ideology and Policy Making

Ideology and Social Policy 2020-21

Ideology and Social Policy 2021-22

Influence of Political Events on Ideology

Measuring Public Opinion

Political Socialization

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Unit 5: Political Participation

Campaign Finance

Changing Media

Congressional Elections

Electing a President

Groups Influencing Policy Outcomes

How and Why Political Parties Change and Adapt

Interest Groups Influencing Policy Making 2020-21

Interest Groups Influencing Policy Making 2021-22

Modern Campaigns

Political Parties

The Media

Third-Party Politics

Voter Turnout

Voting Rights and Models of Voting Behavior

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Additional Resources

Argument Essay

Bloom’s Taxonomy and U.S. Government and Politics

Concept Application, Quantitative Analysis, and SCOTUS Comparison

Debriefing After the Exam

Homework Workload

Congressional Elections

Practice: Argument Essays

Mastering the Concept Application Essay

Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section 2020-21

Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section 2021-22

Mastering the SCOTUS Comparison

Multiple-Choice Question Timing

Real World Connections

Summer Homework

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  2. Unit 1: Period 1: 1491–1607
  3. Unit 2: Period 2: 1607–1754
  4. Unit 3: Period 3: 1754–1800
  5. Unit 4: Period 4: 1800–1848
  6. Unit 5: Period 5: 1844–1877
  7. Unit 6: Period 6: 1865–1898
  8. Unit 7: Period 7: 1890–1945
  9. Unit 8: Period 8: 1945–1980
  10. Unit 9: Period 9: 1980–Present
  11. Additional Resources

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Florentine Cortex

Labor, Slavery, and Caste in the Spanish Colonial System

Native American Societies

Seneca Falls

Sojourner Truth

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Unit 1: Period 1: 1491–1607

Food and the Columbian Exchange

Native Americans Before European Contact

The Black Legend

The Encomienda System

The Florentine Cortex

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Unit 2: Period 2: 1607–1754

Colonial Society and Culture

European Colonization

New England Town Meetings

The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

The Myth of El Dorado

Transatlantic Trade 2021

Transatlantic Trade 2022

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Unit 3: Period 3: 1754–1800

As American As Apple Pie

Philosophical Foundations of the American Revolution

Shaping a New Republic

Taxation Without Representation

The American Revolution

The Articles of Confederation

The Constitution

The Constitutional Convention and Debates over Ratification

The First and Second Great Awakenings 2019

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Unit 4: Period 4: 1800–1848

America on the World Stage

Andrew Jackson

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Industrialization and the Market Revolution

Market Revolution, Industrialization

Market Revolution, Society, and Culture

The American System

The Development of an American Culture

The Louisiana Purchase

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Unit 5: Period 5: 1844–1877

Civil War Pregame Show

Election of 1860 and Secession

Failure to Compromise

Labor Slavery and Caste in the Spanish Colonial System

Mormon Settlements in the West

Reconstruction

Seneca Falls Convention

Sojourner Truth

The Compromise Of 1850

The Mexican-America War

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Unit 6: Period 6: 1865–1898

Development of the Middle Class

Labor in the Gilded Age

Politics in the Gilded Age

Reform in the Gilded Age

Social Darwinism

Technological Innovation

The American Indian Reservation System

The Chinese Exclusion Act

The Frontier Thesis

The Haymarket Affair

The New South

The Rise of Industrial Capitalism

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Unit 7: Period 7: 1890–1945

1920’s Image Analysis

Interwar Foreign Policy

Postwar Diplomacy

The Great Depression

The New Deal

The Red Scare

The Scopes Trial

The Spanish-American War

WWII: Military

WWII Mobilization

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Unit 8: Period 8: 1945–1980

Culture after 1945

Early Steps in the Civil Rights Movement

Economy After 1945

The Cold War from 1945 to 1980

The Vietnam War

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Unit 9: Period 9: 1980–Present

A Changing Economy

Migration and Immigration in the 1900s and 2000s

Reagan and Conservatism

The End of the Cold War

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Additional Resources

Analyzing a DBQ Prompt

Art and Short-Answer Questions

Bloom’s Taxonomy and AP U.S. History

DBQ Analysis and Reasoning Points

DBQ Evidence Points

Debriefing After the Exam

Evidence Points on the DBQ

Evidence Points on the LEQ

Homework Workload

How to Earn a Thesis Point 2019

LEQ and DBQ

Mastering the Document-Based Question (DBQ) 2022

Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section 2021

Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section 2022

Mastering the Short-Answer Question (SAQ)

Multiple-Choice Question Strategy

Multiple-Choice Questions

Point of View

Real World Connections

Short-Answer Questions

Sourcing Points on the DBQ

Summer Homework

The Contextualization Point

Themes

Vocabulary on the DBQ

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  2. Unit 1: The Global Tapestry
  3. Unit 2: Networks of Exchange
  4. Unit 3: Land-Based Empires
  5. Unit 4: Transoceanic Interconnections
  6. Unit 5: Revolutions
  7. Unit 6: Consequences of Industrialization
  8. Unit 7: Global Conflict
  9. Unit 8: Cold War and Decolonization
  10. Unit 9: Globalization
  11. Additional Resources

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Rationales for Imperialism

State Building and Innovation

State Building in the Americas

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Unit 1: The Global Tapestry

Agriculture and Social Organization in Europe

Developments in East Asia c. 1200 To c. 1450

Economy of the Song Dynasty

Governance in South and Southeast Asia

Regional Continuities in Asia

State Building in Africa 2020-21

State Building in Africa 2021-22

State Building in the Americas

Technology and Innovation in Dar al-Islam

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Unit 2: Networks of Exchange

Cultural Consequences of Connectivity

Environmental Consequences of Connectivity

Exchange in the Indian Ocean

The Mongol Empire and the Making of the Mongol World

The Silk Roads

Trans-Saharan Trade Routes

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Unit 3: Land-Based Empires

Empires, Belief Systems

Empires Expand 2020-21

Empires Expand 2021-22

Postclassical Travel

Samurai and the Administration of Empire

Sikhism

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Unit 4: Transoceanic Interconnections

Columbian Exchange

Diversity and the State from 1450 to 1750

Exploration: Causes and Events from 1450 to 1750

Internal and External Challenges to State Power from 1450 to 1750

Maritime Empires Established

Technological Innovations from 1450 to 1750

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Unit 5: Revolutions

Economic Developments and Innovations in the Industrial Age

Industrial Revolution Begins

Nationalism and Revolutions in the Period from 1750 to 1900

Reactions to the Industrial Economy from 1750 to 1900

Technology of the Industrial Age

The Enlightenment

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Unit 6: Consequences of Industrialization

Causes of Migration in an Interconnected World

DBQ on the Rationales for Imperialism

Economic Imperialism from 1750 to 1900

Effects of Migration

Export Economies

Indigenous Responses to State Expansion from 1750 to 1900

State Expansion from 1750 to 1900

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Unit 7: Global Conflict

Atrocities After 1900

Causes of World War I

Causes of World War II

Conducting World War II

Soviet Five-Year Plans

Unresolved Tensions after World War I

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Unit 8: Cold War and Decolonization

Decolonization after 1900

End of the Cold War

Global Resistance to Established Power Structures After 1900

Newly Independent States

The Cold War

The Effects of the Cold War

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Unit 9: Globalization

Advances in Technology and Exchange After 1900

Calls for Reform and Responses After 1900

Economics in the Global Age

Resistance to Globalization after 1900

Technological Advances and Limitations After 1900: Disease

Technological Advances: Debates About the Environment After 1900

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Additional Resources

Art and Short Answer-Questions

Bloom’s Taxonomy and World History

Debriefing After the Exam

Homework Workload

LEQ and DBQ 2020-21

Mastering the DBQ 2021-22

Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section 2020-21

Mastering the Multiple-Choice Section 2021-22

Mastering the SQA 2021-22

Point of View

Real World Connections

Short-Answer Question Strategy

Short-Answer Questions 2020-21

Summer Homework

Themes

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