Ch 1: AP World History - Foundational Concepts: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Foundational Concepts chapter of this AP World History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about basic world history for the AP exam. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the foundational concepts required in a typical AP world history course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP world history work.
  • Identify the foundational concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP World History Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the foundational concepts associated with world history and geography and earn passing scores on the AP World History exam. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding historical methodology and themes, the six main periods of world history, world geography or any other foundational world history topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning for the AP exam
  • Prefer learning about history visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their foundational concepts unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP world history
  • Don't have access to their history teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about the foundational concepts of world history for the AP exam simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live history tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about the foundational concepts of world history on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Take a look at the major eras that comprise the history of the world.
  • List the common elements of civilizations.
  • Understand the causes and effects of historical change.
  • Describe the major geographical regions of the world.
  • Explain how geography and climate impact civilizations.
  • Examine some common recurring themes in history.
  • Learn the methods historians use to interpret evidence.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: AP World History - Foundational Concepts: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

1. Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

In this lesson, we will look at the six periods of world history. We will learn the defining characteristics of each and highlight the major themes associated with each period.

What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

2. What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

In this lesson, we will define the term civilization. We will identify the core characteristics of a civilization, and understand the function of civilizations in the context of historical development.

Historical Change: Causes and Effects

3. Historical Change: Causes and Effects

In this lesson, we will examine historical change. We will learn what factors contribute to historical change and see how historical change is perceived through different classifications.

The Five Major Geographical Regions in AP World History

4. The Five Major Geographical Regions in AP World History

In this lesson, we will look at geography according to the AP World History curriculum. We will identify and highlight the major geographical regions throughout the world.

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

5. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.

Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

6. Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

In this lesson, we will examine some recurring themes throughout history. We will see how societal migration, cultural transformation, conflicts, industrialization, and other trends help facilitate historical development.

Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

7. Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

In this lesson. we will learn about historical methodology. We will learn how history is constructed based on evidence and how various interpretations are formulated.

What Is Civilization? - Definition & Explanation

8. What Is Civilization? - Definition & Explanation

This lesson attempts to discover a suitable definition for the word 'civilization.' Understanding the meaning of the word helps us better understand its uses and implications in historical and modern records.

What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

9. What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the English Enlightenment which was central to the formation of our modern society. Check out the main thinkers, their ideas and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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