August 28, 2020
In AP® World History, period 1 spans from 8000 BCE to 600 BCE. The following guide will be updated periodically with hyperlinks to excellent resources. Remember, this time period is only 5% of the exam, so it's best to spend the least amount of time on this material rather than the other periods.
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STUDY TIP: Use the following essential questions to guide your review of this entire unit. Keep in mind, these are not meant to be practice essay questions. Each question was written to help you summarize the key concept.
*The following outline was adapted from the AP® World History Course Description as published by College Board in 2017 found here. This outline reflects the most recent revisions to the course.
During the 🎥 Paleolithic Era humans migrated from East Africa to the rest of the world.
⚡For more on the Neolithic Revolution, watch this 🎥 Live Stream Replay
1.3. Early Agrarian Societies
States had surpluses of food & labor, rulers that claimed divine right, and armies.
Culture unified states.
🎥 Further learning about Unit 0 Civilizations:
STUDY TIP: These are the concepts and vocabulary from period 1 that most commonly appear on the exam. Period 1 is only 5%, so definitely don't spend too long memorizing this list. However, work on matching each term to a region and/or empire. That will help you immensely in multiple choice questions.
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