AP World History Modern

Course Description

The first semester of AP World History Modern delves into the history of mankind. Looking back to the prehistoric times, students will develop the connections between the early river valleys, the beginnings of civilizations, and governments. Through this semester, students will be introduced to concepts that will be placed on the AP examination, and will also be given multiple opportunities to practice skills necessary for the AP exam. This specific time will start from the First Agricultural Revolution to the Age of Exploration.

The second semester of AP World History Modern is a continuation of semester one, starting with how Europe evolved from the colonies being brought into the New World. This course will continue to make connections between nations and look at the big picture concepts of the world until present day. This semester will also spend one time preparing specifically for the AP exam. Through review materials and practicing skills needed for the AP exam, students will work on being prepared for the exam.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

10 – 12


Bentley, Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past UPDATED AP Edition © 2017, 6e, Student Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0076681280
ISBN-10: 0076681289

Princeton Review AP World History: Modern Premium Prep, 2022

ISBN-10: 0525570810
ISBN-13: 978-0525570813


2 Semesters

Credit Value




Semester A

Major Concepts of this course:

  • Prehistory
  • River Valley Civilizations
  • World Religions
  • Trade Routes
  • Classical Empires
  • Rise of Europe
  • Islamic Empires
  • Age of Exploration
  • Modern Intellectual Revolutions

Semester B

Major Concepts of this course:

  • Industrial Revolution
  • Imperialism
  • Age of Revolutions
  • World Wars
  • Cold War
  • Communism
  • Modern World
  • AP Review
  • Women in History
  • Rise of Terrorism