Essay on China: Asia and Ap World History

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AP World History Summer Assignment 2012-2013

Welcome to AP World History! I am looking forward to having you in class in the fall and know you are at least looking forward to being sophomores! This course requires an excellent work ethic and dedication in order to achieve success. Success in this class will not only mean the opportunity to take and do well on the AP exam in May, but also gaining necessary study skills needed for future high school and college classes. In light of the fact we must attempt to cover 10,000 years of history in 160 days, I have decided on six assignments for you to complete over the summer so you will be prepared to start quickly in September. Assignments in this packet are due the first day of school. You will receive test grades for the writing assignments and will have to be prepared for a map test the second day of school. One attribute you need to be successful in this class and reduce your stress level is the ability to complete work when assigned and not procrastinate. In other words, DO NOT wait until the day before school to start this packet. (Think of how great it will be if you are finished with this before July 4, for example, and just have to review your materials the day before you come to class.) Again, I look forward to having you in class. I will do my best to prepare you for the AP exam. If you have any questions you may contact me at


1. You are to email me.
My email is listed above, be sure to write your name so I know who you are. This email is to be used strictly as a resource for help.
This email is for academic purposes only.

2. You are to friend my twitter account.
I only post reminders for tests or homework on my twitter account. This is not a personal twitter account.

3. Reading Activity
You will have to read several chapters from the book A History of the World in 6 Glasses, by Tom Standage. Assignment is on the next page.

4. Map Work
Complete the Map and be sure to know the locations by the first day of school. There will be no word bank. The Map Test will be given on the second day of class.

5. Review Global History 9 Packet
You will have a test on ninth grade material the third day of class. The test will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions.

6. Movie Reviews
A fun assignment. You may complete this assignment with a partner or in groups. This assignment will be due the first day of school and will be graded on correct format and information.

All Written assignments must be typed with the following heading:
Summer Work
Assignment Title
Student Name

1. Reading Activity
You will have to read several chapters from the book A History of the World in 6 Glasses, by Tom Standage. For each chapter:
You are to write a summary that clearly explains the chapter. Include timeframe and civilizations being discussed in your summary.
Create 3 questions pertaining to the chapter. These questions can be questions you would want to ask the author, or a question that can be used for class discussion.
Write down your favorite and least favorite part/quote of the chapter and include the page numbers the information is found on.
This information will be due on the first day of class.
2. Map Assignment:
Use the attached map (two copies are included) to identify the following locations/features. You will have a map test on the second day of class in which case there will be no word bank. Maps are at the end of this packet.

Continents: In red, label the following continents and subcontinents:
North America
South America
Asia Minor
South Asia
Southeast Asia

Oceans: In blue label the following oceans.
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Indian Ocean Seas and Key Bodies of Water: In blue, label the following bodies of water.
Bering Straits
Great Lakes (North America
Gulf of Mexico
Caribbean Sea
North Sea