• Welcome to AP World History Modern!

    AP World History Modern examines the history of the world with a focus on the time period from 1200 to the present. This course is a year-long course with Honors World Humanities in the fall and AP World Modern in the spring. For many students, AP World History is often their first AP social studies course. Having the full year gives students time to develop historical thinking skills that are evaluated on the AP Exam.


    Why take AP World History Modern? This course is a great course for students who enjoy history and love learning about the past. Students who take rigorous coursework stand out when applying to selective colleges and universities. Beyond "AP", students will focus on developing their skills as a writer. Every student - regardless of their pathway - should be able to develop a claim and be able to support it with evidence. 

    How do I Earn College Credit? AP courses are a great way for students to earn college credit. To earn college credit at any UNC System school, students must earn a 3 on this exam. AP Credits are also taken at colleges throughout the United States, both public and private. 

    Have questions about AP World? Contact Mr. Moss at mossm@gcsnc.com


    In this course we will focus on the following topics and chronological periods:

    • Pre 1200
      • Unit 0: Early History and Historical Thinking Skills
    • 1200 to 1450
      • Unit 1: The Global Tapestry  
      • Unit 2: Networks of Exchange
    • 1450 to 1750
      • Unit 3: Land-Based Empires 
      • Unit 4: Transoceanic Interconnections
    • 1750 to 1900
      • Unit 5: Revolutions
      • Unit 6: Consequences of Industrialization 12–15Unit 7: Global Conflict
    • 1900 to the present
      • Unit 7: Global Conflict
      • Unit 8: Cold War and Decolonization
      • Unit 9: Globalization


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