The AP World History course content is structured around the investigation of five course themes and 19 key concepts in six different chronological periods, from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. The Five Course Themes are:

  • Interaction Between Humans and the Environment

  • Development and Interaction of Cultures

  • State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict

  • Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems

  • Development and Transformation of Social Structures

 This chart shows the course breakdown. The "weight" refers to the percentage of questions on the AP exam.

This chart shows the course breakdown. The "weight" refers to the percentage of questions on the AP exam.


 These are the AP WORLD HISTORY REGIONS. These are the locations, terms, places, etc. that the College Board will refer to on the exam. Memorize this now.

These are the AP WORLD HISTORY REGIONS. These are the locations, terms, places, etc. that the College Board will refer to on the exam. Memorize this now.

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The links below will take you to pages devoted to the following topics.