First Week Resources
Welcome AP World History Teachers
Greetings fellow AP World History teacher. I created this website for my students but soon learned that many teachers were accessing my site and making use of my resources. Since then, I have tried to provide the AP World community with presentations and handouts they can use in their classrooms.
I have been teaching AP World History since 2012 and have scored AP World History essays for College Board since 2014.
I teach on an A/B block schedule. My classes are 90 minutes long and meet every other day for the school year (90 class days total). I try to vary my instruction between lecture, classroom activities, and skill-building experiences.
I introduce SAQs in Unit 0, the LEQ in Unit 1, and DBQ in Unit 3.
Consider Making a Donation
If you are a teacher who has made use of these resources in your classroom, and feel so inclined, please consider making a donation. It would be greatly appreciated as many teachers charge for access to their handouts and presentations. I spend a considerable amount of time and energy creating these resources that I keep available to the AP World teacher community. Additionally, my years of experience teaching this course, scoring essays, and my high student pass rate on the exam have informed the creation of my materials. This site represents hundreds of hours of work, ten years of teaching experience, trial and error, and constant improvements.
Make Your Own Copy of My Resources
If you choose to use my resources, please make a copy of them instead of sharing them directly with your students. Sometimes districts will restrict access to Google documents outside of your network and I receive sometimes dozens of access request emails from students on a typical school day. This is incredibly frustrating for me when I am trying to be helpful to my fellow educators.
Additionally, while I am happy to share all of the resources on this site with teachers, I am not willing to share my assessments. To create your own assessments, I suggest using College Board's resources available to all teachers approved to teach this course via AP Central.
I have no problem with teachers copying, altering, and sharing my work -- but please be sure to give credit to me when doing so.