Just in time for the AP World History: Modern exam on May 14, a new Themes in Modern History section has been added to the Modern World History database, exploring 26 major themes in world history by era.
This conceptual approach is especially helpful for students in honors-level and AP-level modern world history courses, who are encouraged to think conceptually about history by focusing on patterns, connections, and historical change over time.
Organized around such critical themes as economy and trade, government organization, migration and immigration, religion, science and technology, social organization, and war, the essays trace the progress of modern world history since the 1500s.
Located under “Browse Resources,” the new Themes in Modern History section allows students to focus on a particular theme in one era and then examine that theme across the span of modern world history. Discussion questions for each theme foster critical thinking skills and help students practice for the AP test.
The themes covered include:
- Art and Architecture
- Cities and Urbanization
- Climate and Geography
- Daily Life and Social Customs
- Economy and Trade
- Environment and Natural Disasters
- Food and Agriculture
- Government Organization and Nation States
- Health, Medicine, and Epidemics
- Human Rights and Civil Liberties
- Labor, Exploitation, and Employment
- Language, Communication, and Media
- Laws and Legal Codes
- Literature and Drama
- Migration, Diaspora, and Immigration
- Military Affairs and Weaponry
- Natural Resources and Energy
- Revolutions and Resistance
- Science and Technology
- Social Organization and Family
- War, Empire, and Conquest
Click on the links below for more information about Modern World History: