Welcome to AP World History Modern!
AP World History: Modern is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college or university survey of modern world history. In AP World History: Modern, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from 1200 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course provides six themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation. Those taking this two-semester course will have the opportunity to take the College Board AP exam that is offered in May. Cost of the exam will be the responsibility of the student.
Meet the TeacherHello, my name is Rebecca Shaman. This is my 7th year at MCHS, 13th year teaching overall. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classical Civilizations and Theology from Loyola University Chicago. Afterwards, I attended Calumet College of St. Joseph to earn my Masters degree in Teaching. I am certified in Historical Perspectives and Government and Citizenship. I am also the History Club moderator. Come see me if you'd like to join us on our international adventures!