AP World History with Mr. Fahler
Meet Your Teacher for AP World History:
Welcome to Mr. Fahler's faculty homepage!You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to discuss anything by phone, please e-mail me a number to call.The main page for AP World History: Modern will be on Canvas.
My conference period is 3rd period.Tutorials/Office Hours: 11:47 - 12:22 on Monday and Wednesday, or by appointment after school. Also, if you need to make an appointment on MONDAY when we usually have asynchronous class, let me know!Grades: check your (or your child's) grades on Skyward.
- CLICK HERE for a link the the syllabus. On this page you can find the first-day packet, syllabus, and links to class notes. I will be using it regularly throughout the year.
Class updates: see the webpage above for instructions on how to sign up for updates through Remind.
Photo: Visiting a temple in northern Taiwan.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, Kent State University, 2008 | Minor: History
Currently attending Sam Houston State University for my M.Ed.
Other Experience: Reader, College Board (Summers of 2017-Present)
GT/APSI Trained, College Board
Hello! My name is Mr. Fahler and I teach AP World History and am a sponsor for the Model United Nations Club here at Glenda Dawson High School.
I am originally from Ohio and attended Kent State University. I currently attend Sam Houston State University where I am working on my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in History.
I moved to Texas in 2008 and live in the Pearland area with my wife, son, and daughter. We also have a cat who was born in Taiwan named Xiao Hua.
Important College Board Links
These documents are important for our class since they are provided by the College Board, who make the AP exam and designed our course:
- AP World History Course and Exam Description, 2019 (Links to an external site.)
- AP World History Course and Exam Description, 2017 (Links to an external site.) (Still useful as a resource!)
- College Board: Rubrics for AP Histories (Links to an external site.) - We will be using these rubrics throughout the year for writing. Get to know them!
- 2020 AP History DBQ Rubric (Links to an external site.) - We will use this version of the DBQ rubric for our first few DBQs as it is a bit easier (Do not expect this to be the official DBQ rubric for 2021!)
- Official AP World History Practice Exam (2017) (Links to an external site.)
These links will be important for you as you move through your high school career as an AP student:
- AP Classroom (Links to an external site.) - Go here for Personal Progress Checks (PPC) which are due before our Unit Tests for extra credit!
- AP Scores (Links to an external site.) - Go here to check your scores in July
- AP Credit Policy Search (Links to an external site.) - Go here to get an idea of what your "dream college" accepts as far as AP credits (Note: this may not be up to date - check with your college first!)
Unit Test Study Guides
Be sure to find the timeline and map test study guides on Canvas!
Unit tests are meant to help you prepare for the AP exam in the most realistic way possible: by assessing your knowledge of the unit (or time period) through stimulus-based multiple choice questions and short-answer questions. We will practice both of these types of questions throughout the year and you will improve with them as you move through the course if you study and practice.
There are no study guides for the unit tests, so I recommend keeping good notes in class, organizing your information well, and practicing questions I provide on AP Classroom and with some of the resources below. With that said, I will provide "Key Concept Study Guides" which will help you organize the material, but these will be available on the Canvas page on the left and through OneDrive.
Here are some good practice and general review resources:
- Practice AP Exam, 2017 (Links to an external site.) - this is a practice AP exam from 2017. While the content is a little out of date (notice that it covers material up to 1200 CE) it is a very useful resource to practice AP stimulus based multiple choice questions with - I recommend you use it throughout the year to help yourself practice!
- Fiveable.me (Links to an external site.) - this review/practice website has free content for ALL AP courses! I recommend it as a possible review source.
- Freeman-pedia (Links to an external site.) - this (legendary) website is basically an online review book. I'll give you assignments this year that require going here because it's that good. And teacher-made! And free!