(Prerequisite: honors criteria) Advanced Placement World History is a two-year course of study for students whose ability and academic performance qualify them for this experience. Over the two-year period students will explore five time periods with six overarching themes that emphasize human endeavors such as the impact of intellectual and technological developments and the emergence of the modern nation-state. These themes provide a framework to make comparisons over time and across cultures. This course will also instill in students the habits of mind identified by the Advanced Placement program that students will need in order to be successful on the examination. The students will explore the time period from 8000 B.C.E. to 1400 C. E.