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What our freshmen students are reading in World History and AP World History.
Teacher Commentary: Takes place in England and France during the early period of the French Revolution. It is the story of a beautiful French actress who becomes the wife of a wealthy Englishman. The story is filled with the various plots of the Scarellet Pimpernel to free the aristocrats of Paris who are being guillotined daily.
Teacher Commentary: The story focuses on pre- and post-colonial life in late nineteenth century Nigeria. The novel is divided into three parts, with the first describing Okonkwo’s family, personal history, and the customs and society of the Igbo people. The second and third sections introduce the influence of British colonialism and Christian miss
AP World History is divided into six time periods, and students recently finished Period 2. Each group designed an “Autopsy of an Empire” on Mayan, Gupta, Mauyran, Hellenistic, Qin / Han China, Roman and Greek-city state cultures.
Each body part represented a different aspect of the Empire. For example, the head was the significant leaders and major accomplishments of the given empire. All the way down the feet were the trade routes, currencies, animal transport and goods traded.
Empire dissection(s) complete!
AP World History students did a project concentrating on a different aspect of Egyptian culture. These included the pyramids, hieroglyphics, Rosetta stone, the geography of Egypt, the construction of a model shadoof (an ancient Egyptian irrigation tool) and the Egyptian Shadow Clock.