As the first AP-level class for many 10th Graders, the AP World History class can often seem like an overwhelming amount of material and concepts to digest, organize and articulate. Tokyo Academics is holding supplementary review sessions to revisit the civilizations and concepts covered in class, while providing a foundation for closer reading and note taking that will be essential for immediate success, as well as future content heavy APs, like Biology and U.S. History.
This course aims to:
Review concepts and content from the week’s lessons
Provide a focused space for students to solidify/retain their knowledge through discussion and carefully designed group activities
Help students organize notes and content into test-relevant themes
Develop fundamental skills: note-taking, efficient review, and conceptual discussion
Focused Review: Students will leave each class able to discuss concepts with their peers. Before the AP test, the class will shift to student-led review, emphasizing efficient study and review techniques that will prepare the students for college-level science.
Note-taking and Organization Techniques: Much of AP World History requires mastery of a wide range of content that can be connected thematically. History is generally cyclical. Students will learn how to recognize these patterns in meaningful ways.
Essay Practice: The Long Essay Question and Document Based Question are the two terrifying sections of the new AP Exam. Students will learn how to quickly develop effective thesis statements and gain familiarity with channeling their knowledge into different essay formats.
Q&A Session: Students will have the opportunity to discuss that weeks reading, ask clarifying questions of the teacher and each other, while increasing their familiarity with AP World History’s many topics through constant discourse.