Course Summaries: AP World History, World History, and NM History
AP World History focuses on developing students’ understanding of world history from approximately 1200 Common Era (archaic: Anno Domini) to the present. The course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical time periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides five themes (interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; development and transformation of social structures) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places encompassing the five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
World History focuses on significant events and persons in world history from approximately 1450 Common Era (archaic: Anno Domini) to the present. The course has students learn about six historically delineated eras, over the five major geographical regions of our globe, and provides background regarding state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; development and transformation of social structures.
New Mexico History will cover the geographic, historical, government, economic and social aspects of the state of New Mexico. We will examine the connections from the past to present and the influences that have shaped this state and analyze how people and events of New Mexico have influenced U.S. and World History since statehood.