Eric is the Lead AP World History teacher here at Fiveable. He has taught history with high school students since 1990, first in California and now in Minnesota. Although Eric has taught many US and AP European History classes during his career, his teaching schedule has been all World History, both on level and Advanced Placement, for the past few years. In these classes he is always looking to decolonize the curriculum and to encourage students to think historically. Eric also blogs at www.ebeckman.org .

This week’s sessions focus on the skills that bring success in AP World and on content from the early modern and modern eras. Powerful empires expanded overseas and competed with each other around the World. Later, powerful revolutions dramatically changed many of these Empires in Europe and the Americas. Attendees interact with hosts and practice with original questions written by Fiveable’s AP World team.

  • Sunday, 11/10, 6 PM: Legendary AP World student Varoon reviews Maritime Empires in the Early Modern World, c. 1450 CE – c. 1750 CE. In some APWH classes this is part of Unit 4. In a unit with any name, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and other European expansions overseas were very significant. This review includes practice multiple-choice questions and a short-answer question. Maritime Empires (Unit 4)
  • Sunday, 10/27 10 PM: Star student Jamaal returns to take the mystery out of taking notes in class, part of our Student to Student Study Skills Series. Taking Notes from Lecture (Student-led Study Sessions)
  • Tuesday, 8 PM: Ā Patrick Lasseter reviews the dramatic events of the Age of Revolutions. Discuss French overthrow of monarchy, Haitian abolition of slavery, and independence across Latin America with a master teacher and AP reader, Includes practice with original questions. Age of Revolutions (Unit 5)
  • Wednesday, 8 PM: Super educator Donald D’Orto reviews the conflicts between maritime empires. Learn what AP History classes mean by mercantilism and how empires clashed on land and sea. Competing Empires, 1450-1750 (Unit 4)
  • Wednesday, 9 PM: Lead AP World teacher and AP Reader Eric Beckman discusses how to think globally when discussing the Age of Revolutions.Ā  To to this we need to challenge outdated understandings of this important period.. Decolonizing the “Age of Revolutions” (Professional Development)
  • Thursday, 8 PM: Power student Safiya explains how she approaches the long-essay question. Attendees learn from Safiya’s success with original practice questions. Writing the Long-Essay Question(Exam Skills)
  • Sunday (11/17), 6 PM: Dream Team Varoon and Skylar conclude Fiveable’s Student to Student Study Skills Series with their techniques for studying for tests. Student attendees will learn strategies to study more effectively for test. Studying for Tests (Student-Led Study Sessions)

Fiveable student streamers host study sessions onĀ Sundays. Students and teachers review key skills and concepts onĀ Tuesday,Ā Wednesday, andĀ Thursday evenings.

Join Fiveable live reviews this week to learn content from Transoceanic Connections (Unit 4) and Revolutions (Unit 5), practice with original questions and develop skills for success in class and on the AP Exam. Click here to save your spot for any of the events above. Live reviews are free. Attendees interact with streamers and each other.. All times Eastern. Fiveable Plus members can watch replays of reviews.

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