AP® World History

This course is designed for new and veteran Advance Placement World History teachers. It will cover the requirements of an AP class, tips for organizing the course, and strategies to positively impact student achievement. We will take an in-depth look at the newly redesigned AP test as well as diving into the skills and content students will need to master in order to be successful.

The goals of the four-day session are to assist participants with:

1) Participants will analyze the new essay rubrics and discuss how to incorporate those skills into their course.

2) Participants will understand how the thematic learning objectives and key concepts come together in the AP World History curriculum.

3) Participants will create and share lesson plans and units to help students with important historical thinking skills.

Participants should bring the following:

laptop, course syllabus (if already created), school calendar for 2018-19, lesson plan ideas and resources to share with the group

Course Outline (Subject to Change):

Day 1: 


Understanding the thematic learning objectives and key concepts

Overview of the AP exam

Syllabus requirements

Tour of AP Audit and AP Central

Day 2:

Chronological reasoning

Comparison and contextualization

Crafting an historical argument

Day 3:

Primary and secondary source analyzation

Document-based question essays

Day 4:

AP Exam information

Multiple-choice questions

Short-answer questions

Long essay questions


Mason Logerot Mason Logerot has been teaching middle-school and high-school history courses in the Central Texas area for 16 years and has been teaching AP history for the last 11 years. Since 2015, he has traveled around the country as a World History consultant for the College Board and as a trainer and curriculum developer for AP Insight.  When he is not in the classroom or on the road, you will find Mason running, biking, or playing soccer in the backyard with his wife, two boys, and black lab.