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AP World History course is dropping thousands of years of human events — and critics are furious
AP World History course is dropping thousands of years of human events — and critics are furiousSince 2002, the AP World History course has covered thousands of years of human activity around the planet, starting 10,000 years back. But now the College Board, which owns the Advanced Placement program, wants to cut out most of that history and start ...read more
Source: The Washington Post
Published on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:00:00 GMT
AP World History gets a makeover, and high school teachers rebel
AP World History gets a makeover, and high school teachers rebelHigh school history teachers are in revolt over the alteration of a widely taught Advanced Placement course that they say threatens to present a skewed, Eurocentric history of the world to thousands of students. The plan is so incendiary that outraged ...read more
Source: Politico
Published on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:42:00 GMT
Educators fight effort to scale back AP World History
Educators fight effort to scale back AP World HistoryWhen the College Board created its Advanced Placement World History curriculum in 2001, it was a bold and ambitious undertaking — a single course covering 10,000 years of human history from the Paleolithic period through the empires of the ancient ...read more
Source: jsonline.com
Published on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:59:00 GMT
The Controversy Over Just How Much History AP World History Should Cover
The Controversy Over Just How Much History AP World History Should CoverThe College Board recently announced that it will no longer test students on the thousands of years that predated European colonialism. Like any Advanced Placement course, AP World History is intense, requiring students to absorb lots of sophisticated ...read more
Source: The Atlantic
Published on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:43:00 GMT
Changes Coming To AP World History Classes
Changes Coming To AP World History ClassesThe Advanced Placement World History course will no longer include precolonial civilizations. Scott Simon talks to Amanda DoAmaral, a former AP World History teacher, about why she opposes the change. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Some high-school students are going ...read more
Source: NPR
Published on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 05:10:00 GMT
AP World History Is Worth Saving
AP World History Is Worth SavingIn 2001, the College Board added a course to its offerings for high school. In addition to the AP European History and AP United States History courses that the program had traditionally provided, the new AP World History class would offer students an ...read more
Source: Teaching Tolerance
Published on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:43:00 GMT
AP World History Rewrite Draws Criticism From Teachers and Students
AP World History Rewrite Draws Criticism From Teachers and StudentsHigh school history teachers are fighting back against changes to Advanced Placement World History that would eliminate content on pre-colonial Africa, Asia, Americas, and the Middle East. The dispute between teachers and the College Board, the group that ...read more
Source: Education Week
Published on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:02:00 GMT
10th Berlin Biennale turns world history on its head
10th Berlin Biennale turns world history on its headThe Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is celebrating its 10th anniversary under the title "We Don't Need Another Hero." Yvette Mutumba of the curatorial team speaks about postcolonialism and contemporary art.read more
Source: dw.com
Published on Sat, 09 Jun 2018 05:14:00 GMT
Sivakarthikeyan & Arunraja Kamaraj create world history
Sivakarthikeyan & Arunraja Kamaraj create world historySivakarthikeyan has become one of the most bankable stars in Tamil cinema appealing to all sections of the audiences. He recently started his own production comapany Sivakarthikeyan Productions and is bankrolling 'Kanaa' directed by Arunraja Kamaraj and ...read more
Source: IndiaGlitz
Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:12:00 GMT
Can you pass a world history test?
Can you pass a world history test?Movie audiences love the bad guys and here's a challenge looking at some of most memorable villains and the actors who played them. For those who appreciated learning the basics of science many years ago, here's a middle school reminder tackling questions ...read more
Source: The Washington Times
Published on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:59:00 GMT