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 .

Fiveable has your exchange systems needs covered for AP World this week. Join us to review global connections in the years between c. 1200 to c. 1750, aka Units 2, 3, and 4 in AP World History: Modern. Each week Fiveable student streamers host study sessions on Sundays. Students and teachers review key skills and concepts on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening. This week features a bonus review on a vital topic. Click here to save your spot for the events below. Live reviews are free. All times Eastern, but attendees will be global:

  • Monday, 10/7, 6 PM: Star student Skylar Walters will review a critical topic in World History: The Silk Roads (Unit 2).
  • Tuesday, 10/8, 5 PM: Featured teacher streamer Allie Thiessen will review the big themes in the period from c. 1450 CE to c. 1750 CE. She is staying up late in Germany to provide an Overview of the Early Modern World (Unit 3).
  • Wednesday, 10/9, 5 PM: Super student Charly Castillo will demystify the famed (infamous?) document-based question. With Charly’s help students have nothing to fear when Doing the DBQ (AP Exam Skills)
  • Wednesday, 10/9, 8 PM: I will review global approaches to teaching the Early Modern World (c. 1450 CE to c. 1750 CE). Join me to discuss Keeping It Global in Early Modern World History (Professional Development, but students are welcome). I outlined one aspect of this in a recent blog post.
  • Thursday, 10/10, 8 PM: Skilled educator Caroline Castellanos will explain what is meant by “diasporic communities” in World History, and why knowing about them can earn points on the AP World Exam. This topic recurs in World History. Caroline will review Diasporic Communities in the Late Middle Ages (Unit 2).
  • Sunday, 10/13, 9 PM: Power students Jamaal Willis and Jed Quiaiot will lead a Live Study Session. Students should bring their questions and concerns (Student-Led Study Sessions). Jamaal and Jed can help!