World History

Course Description:

Learning Outcomes and Course Objectives
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Align your instruction with the goals of the AP course.
• Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation.
• Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course.
• Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.


Suggested Materials


Workshop Agenda

APSI Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Housekeeping and Norms
  • Introduction to AP World History
    • What is world history?
    • Why is world history important?
  • Introduction to College Board materials
    • Blue binder contents
  • Book talk #1 Lunch
  • Reading Strategies
    • “All teachers are Reading teachers”

APSI Day 2

  • Review exit tickets
  • Map activity
    • West Wing map clip
    • Geography review AP regions
  • Understanding by Design
  • College, Career and Civic (C3) inquiry document discussion
    • New York Hub on C3 Teachers
  • Book talk #2 Lunch
  • SAQ overview
  • 2019 SAQ #2 in depth
  • Write SAQ 
    • Industrial Revolution
  • IR Urban Game
  • DBQ Rubric overview
  • Context

APSI Day 3

  • Review exit tickets
  • Context
  • Thesis
  • Complexity (ppt)
  • Write Coffee DBQ
  • Book talk #3 Lunch
  • Review 2019 DBQ and scoring
  • LEQ Rubric
  • LEQ samples
  • “I don’t wanna grade all these essays!”
    • Ways to incorporate writing without a full essay
      • 5×8
      • context/thesis practice (handout)

APSI Day 4

  • AP Central
  • Exam ordering
  • Pacing/Calendar
  • Syllabus
  • Assessments
    • “All the book questions are on Quizlet! Now what?”
    • Crafting AP multiple choice questions
    • Other assessment methods
  • Textbook discussion
  • Review games
  • Tidying up
    • Last minute Q & A


Phone: 253-535-8790
Fax: 253-535-7184

Instructor Biography

Dr. Marjorie Hunter has twenty-one years of experience in the secondary classroom with more than ten years teaching AP World History. Marjorie has attended the annual Advanced Placement World History reading since 2006 as Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader on the piloted Short Answer Question. When asked what inspired her love of history, she claims her experiences traipsing through many cathedrals and palaces in Europe when she was 15 after living a year in Tehran, Iran. Thoroughly enthralled with historical studies she graduated with a B.A. in History from California State University—Bakersfield. Marjorie then moved to Arkansas to pursue a teaching career at the Academies of West Memphis. Interested in furthering her education, Marjorie earned both a Master’s and PhD in Heritage Studies from Arkansas State University—Jonesboro. Her current research areas of interest focus on the support groups women form in times of social crisis such as the Great Depression. Marjorie currently serves the social studies community as a consultant for the College Board AP World History program, a member of the World History Association Council, and the Arkansas Humanities Council Board of Directors. Additionally, she has published an article with the Organization of American Historians’ online journal, “The American Historian.” She also has numerous book reviews in journals such as “The History Teacher,” “World History Connected,” and the “Swiss American Historical Society Review.” Born with a serious case of wanderlust, Marjorie spends as much time as possible traveling around the U.S. having embraced the RV lifestyle. Other adventures have taken her to Europe, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.