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 Early Modern period, c. 1450 – c. 1750. This was a time of expanding empires, changing social systems, and resistance to both. Gunpowder weapons and innovative sailing powered expansion. But, people such as   Njinga Mbandi, also known as Queen Nzinga, of southern Africa and  Zumbi, leader of people who escaped and resisted slavery in Brazil, fought back.

  • Sunday, 10/27, 6 PM: Star student Jamaal returns with another unit review, Unit 3: Land-based Empires c. 1450 CE – c. 1750 CE, with original practice questions. Students can get ready for tests including: the Mughal, Safavid, Ottoman, and Russian Empires; and the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Unit 3 Review: Land-Based Empires  (Unit 3)
  • Sunday, 10/27 10 PM: Power students Evanna Hasan and Jed Quiaoit discuss the most important skill in AP History—analyzing documents—in a Live Study Session, part of our Student to Student Study Skills Series. (Student-led Study Sessions)
  • Monday, 11 PM: Bonus programming from the West Coast when talented teacher Evan Liddle reviews technologies that facilitated change in the early modern world. Attendees will practice questions and content with many uses on the AP World Exam. Technological Innovations in the Early Modern World (Unit 4)
  • Tuesday, 8 PM: Fiveable’s Doing the DBQ series continues with master teacher and AP reader Patrick Lasseter explaining how to construct a thesis using a practice document-based question. Developing this skill is a gift that will keep on giving. Doing the DBQ: Thesis (Exam Skills)
  • Wednesday, 8 PM: Super educator Donald D’Orto reviews the creation of new social hierarchies in the early modern world. Discussion includes the creation of racial classifications in the Americans and the changing fortunes of Eurasian elites. Attendees will practice stimulus-based questions. Changing Social Hierarchies (Unit 4)
  • Wednesday, 11 PM: Evan Liddle returns to review resistance to empires in the early modern world. Although expanding empires is a back theme of the period from c. 1450 – c. 1750 CE, many resisted. Mr. Liddle is excited to explain prominent examples of people fighting back against imperialism and slavery, including the Brazilian maroons memorialized in the image above. Resisting Empires on Land and Sea (Unit 4)
  • Sunday, 6 PM: Superstar students Safiya and Skylar continue Fiveable’s Student to Student Study Skills Series with their techniques for effectively using textbooks. Student attendees will learn strategies to increase their efficiency. Textbook Reading (Student-Led Study Sessions)
  • Sunday, 10 PM: Power student Jed returns to analyze the continuities and changes in religions in the early modern world. This review includes practice questions to develop skills and content knowledge. Changing Religions (Unit 3)

Fiveable student streamers host study sessions on Sundays. Students and teachers review key skills and concepts on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Many weeks feature also feature bonus reviews on other days. This week we are taking Halloween off, but have a bonus review on Monday.

Join Fiveable live reviews this week to learn content and practice with original questions. Land-based Empires (Unit 3) and Transoceanic Connections (Unit 4). Click here to save your spot for any of the events below. Live reviews are free. Attendees interact with streamers and each other.. All times Eastern. Fiveable Plus members can watch replays of these reviews afterwards.

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