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Course: Sws World History To 1500 A.D. (HST 203)
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AP®World History: Modern
Unit 1: Global Tapestry (1200-1450) 8-10% of the Exam
AP World History opens with a global review of the different peoples and cultures from six different AP Regions from 1200-1450.
East Asia- Song China, Confucianism, Buddhism, Civil Service
Exam, Champa Rice, Filial Piety, Grand Canal
Dar al-Islam- Fall of the Abbasid Caliphate, House of Wisdom,
Algebra, Medicine and Philosophy, Start of Turkic rule, Suﬁsm
South and Southeast Asia- Delhi Sultanate, Hinduism and
Buddhism, Bhakti Movement, Suﬁsm, Buddhist and Hindu states
Americas- Incan Empire, Aztec Empire, Mayan City States, Mit’a
System, Incan Road, Human Sacriﬁce, Chinampa, Tenochtitlan
Africa- Great Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mali, Timbuktu, Salt and Gold,
Islam, Ibn Battuta, Swahili, Mansa Musa, Camel Caravans
Europe- Feudalism, Manorialism, Serfdom, Crusades, Black
Death, Marco Polo
Minamoto Yoritomo, Mansa Musa, Zhenghe, al-Razi, Pachacuti, Johannes Gutenberg
Comparison- Explain relevant similarities and differences between state building in different AP regions.
Continuity and Change- Describe a pattern of continuity and/or change in one of the AP regions from 1200-1450.
Unit 2: Networks of Exchange (1200-1450) 8-10% of the Exam
The connectivity of Afro-Eurasia via the major trade routes, including the cultural and environmental consequences, and the Mongols.
The Silk Roads- Kashgar/Samarkand, Caravanserai, Paper
Money, Flying Cash, Banking, Porcelain, Chinese Iron/Steel
The Mongol Empire- Genghis Khan, Khanates, Cultural Transfers
of medical knowledge/numbering, Steppe, Bubonic Plague
Exchanges in the Indian Ocean- Gujarat/Malacca, Diaspora,
Monsoon winds, Compass, Ming Admiral Zhenghe
Trans-Saharan Trade Routes- Caravans, Camel Saddles, Mali,
Islam, Mansa Musa, Gold and Salt, Timbuktu, Caravanserai
Cultural Consequences- Spread of Buddhism, Hinduism, and
Islam, Spread of Paper and Gunpowder, Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo
Environmental Consequences- Bubonic Plague, Champa rice,
Citrus fruits, Sugar, Bubonic Plague
Genghis Khan, Marco Polo, Zhenghe, Ibn Battuta, Margery Kempe
Comparison- Explain the relevant similarities and differences among various networks of exchange.
Causation- Describe the causes and effects of the increased volume/expanded range of existing trade routes.
Unit 3: Land-Based Empires (1450-1750) 12-15% of the Exam
The major global land based empires of the Early Modern Period included the Manchus, Mughals, Ottomans, and Safavids.
Manchu Empire- Gunpowder, Qing, Kangxi, Imperial Portraits,
Civil Service Exam, Banner System, Queue, Neo-Confucianism
Songhai Empire- Islam, Askia Muhammad, Gao, Trans-Saharan
Aztec Empire- Tenochtitlan, Human Sacriﬁce, Chinampas
Inca Empire- Cuzco, Incan Road, Atahualpa, Sun Temple
Tokugawa Japan- Salaried Samurai, Shogun, Bakafu, Sakoku
Ottoman Empire- Gunpowder, 1453, Istanbul, Devshirme,
Janissaries, Tax Farming, Millet System, Sunni Islam, Alhambra
Decree, Miniatures, Battle of Chaldiran
Safavid Empire- Gunpowder, Shi’a Islam, Battle of Chaldiran
Mughal Empire- Gunpowder, Divine Faith, Sikhism, Zamindars,
Taj Mahal, Marathas,
Europe-Versailles, Protestant Reformation, Scientiﬁc Revolution
Mehmet II, Montezuma II, Guru Nanak, Martin Luther, Suleiman I, Akbar I, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shah Abbas I, Kangxi
Comparison- Compare the methods by which various empires increased their inﬂuence from 1450 to 1750.
Continuity and Change- Explain the continuities and changes within the various belief systems from 1450-1750.
Unit 4: Transoceanic Interconnections (1450-1750) 12-15% of the Exam
A focus on the European maritime empires and the connections they make with the peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
New Technology- Caravel, Fluyts, Prevailing Winds, Astronomical
charts, Astrolabe, Compass, Lateen Sails
Portuguese Empire- Trading Post Empire, Trans-Atlantic Slave
Trade, Brazil/Angola/Indian Ocean, Cash Crops, Spice Islands
Spanish Empire- Reconquista, Viceroyalties, Aztecs/Incas,
Encomiendas, Castas, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Vodun, Potosi
Trading Companies- Joint Stock Company, Dutch V.O.C.,
Indonesia, British East India Co., Spice Trade (Nutmeg, Pepper)
Columbian Exchange- Exchange of plants, animals, diseases
when East met West, Potatoes, Sugar, Smallpox, Okra, Rice
Challenges to State Power- Cossacks, Marathas, Ana Nzinga,
Revolts from the Enslaved (Queen Nanny), Tokugawa Ieyasu
Changing Social Hierarchies- Alhambra Decree, Castas,
Creoles/Peninsulares, Timars-Boyars-Gentry vs. Monarchs,
Banners, Millets, Din-i-alahi, Han vs. Qing in China
Prince Henry, Chris Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Bartolome de las Casas, Atahualpa, Ana Nzinga, Queen Nanny
Causation-Explain the causes of the Columbian Exchange and its effects on the Eastern/Western Hemispheres.
Continuity and Change- Explain how economic developments in this period affected social structures over time.
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