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 The goal of history classes is to make connections from the past and project it to modern issues to educate the present in order to guide the future.    

My Teaching philosophy:

I strongly believe in the core values of personal responsibility, logical analysis, self-reliance, and the ability to exercise free and independent thought. You alone are accountable for your work. In this course, you will be exposed to new and often more complex material that may conflict with your own assessments of the world. The goal of this course is that you expand your mind and appreciate new ideas. Acquiring real knowledge is a painful process, so much of what you will be exposed to will be inconsistent with conventional wisdom and traditionalism. In order to facilitate this painful process of knowledge acquisition, I often at times will play the role of a devil's advocate or will push you to expand on your points and ultimately to expand your mind.

Students possess the free will and the power to learn, to be personally responsible, and to exercise free and independent thought beyond the limitations and constraints imposed on you by conventional and traditional social and political institutions. It is your choice to exercise your free will and to accept your own ability to engage in free and independent thought. If you do, you will do well in this course. It is also your choice to embrace simplicity and ignorance. In this course, simplicity and ignorance will never be rewarded. You must question everything as you will be exposed to new ideas, thoughts, and concepts.

Sincerely,

Mr. Brian Stephenson

AP World History students:

Prior students have recommended the following as study aids to keep all the material straight in their minds, as well as being useful reviews both for in-class exams and the AP Exam. 

Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition

Barron's AP World History Flash Cards

Cracking the AP World History Exam

AP World History Crash Course

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History

Another good resource is the "Crash Course in World History" youtube series.

EUH1000 (Western Civilizations)


Contact: Brian.Stephenson@tvcs.org

PDF documents
AP additional online textbook - AP additional online textbook
AP additional online textbook #2 - AP additional online textbook #2
AP Chapter 1 part 1 powerpoint - AP Chapter 1 part 1 powerpoint
AP Chapter 1 part 2 powerpoint - AP Chapter 1 part 2 powerpoint
AP Chapter 1 Study Guide - AP Chapter 1 Study Guide
AP Chapter 1 Summary - AP Chapter 1 Summary
AP Chapter 2 powerpoint China - AP Chapter 2 powerpoint China
AP Chapter 2 Study Guide - AP Chapter 2 Study Guide
AP Chapter 2 Summary - AP Chapter 2 Summary
AP chapter 3 India powerpoint part 2 - AP chapter 3 India powerpoint part 2
AP Chapter 3 Study Guide - AP Chapter 3 Study Guide
AP Chapter 3 Summary - AP Chapter 3 Summary
AP Chapter 4 Study Guide - AP Chapter 4 Study Guide
AP Chapter 5 Study Guide - AP Chapter 5 Study Guide
AP Chapter 5 Summary - AP Chapter 5 Summary
AP Extra Credit Unit Assignment - AP Extra Credit Unit Assignment
AP Generic Rubric for CC Comparative Essay - AP Generic Rubric for CC Comparative Essay
AP Generic Rubric for CCOT - AP Generic Rubric for CCOT
AP Generic Rubric for DBQ - AP Generic Rubric for DBQ
AP Mandatory Tutoring Policy - AP Mandatory Tutoring Policy
AP World History Course Components - AP World History Course Components
AP World History Intro and Basics - AP World History Intro and Basics
AP World History Rubric for short responses - AP World History Rubric for short responses
AP World History Syllabus - AP World History Syllabus
EUH 1000 Discussions/homework Rubric - EUH 1000 Discussions/homework Rubric
EUH 1000 How to write a Research/Book Review Paper - EUH 1000 Book Review Paper assignment
EUH 1000 Research/Book Review Paper Rubric - EUH 1000 Rubric for Research/Book Review
EUH1000 discussion homework chapters 10-15 - EUH1000 discussion homework chapters 10-15
EUH1000 Discussion Homework Chapters 1-9 - EUH1000 Discussion Homework Chapters 1-9
EUH1000 Sumer - EUH1000 Sumer
EUH1000 Syllabus - EUH1000 Syllabus
Stephenson's Classroom Policies - Stephenson's Classroom Policies

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AP World History - Online Textbook
AP World History - Syllabus
AP World History - Sign for Textbook

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AP World History - Reading p. 10-17

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AP World History - Chapter 1 Study Guide
AP World History - Reading p. 19-21

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AP World History - HW: Ancient Near East coloring map
AP World History - Reading p. 25-29

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AP World History - Reading p. 34-39

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AP World History - Hammurabi's Code

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AP World History - Quiz on Chapter 1
Dual Enrollment Western Civilation I, II - Chapter 1 Discussion Questions due

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AP World History - Chapter 2 Discussion Questions assigned
AP World History - Chapters 2-5 Study Guides

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AP World History - Reading p. 41-45

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AP World History - Reading p. 46-49
AP World History - Early China coloring map

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AP World History - Reading p. 50-57

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AP World History - Reading p. 62-65
Dual Enrollment Western Civilation I, II - Chapter 1 Discussion Questions assigned
AP World History - Early India coloring map
AP World History - Quiz on Chapter 2
Dual Enrollment Western Civilation I, II - Quiz on chapters 1 and 2
Dual Enrollment Western Civilation I, II - Chapter 2 Discussion Questions due

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AP World History - Reading p. 66-69
AP World History - Comparing Classical Empires Worksheet

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AP World History - Reading p. 70-73

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AP World History - Reading p. 73-76
AP World History - Quiz on Chapter 3 and Reading p. 73-76

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AP World History - chapter 3 study guide
AP World History - Reading p. 80-82
Dual Enrollment Western Civilization I, II - chapter 4 discussion questions due
AP World History - Ancient Greece and Rome coloring maps

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AP World History - Project on Time Period 2






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