Jun 8, 2018
In a surprise announcement last week, the College Board declared they are cutting out the whole first half of the AP World History curriculum (a.k.a. Periods I, II, & III). The course is now going to be just World History from 1450 CE.
We think this is a truck load of bullshit. Tune in to find out exactly what kind of bullshit this is as well as a few reasonable arguments in favor of this change.
However, we mostly want to hear from you. Please leave us
a comment with your thoughts on the change. Or, if you’d like
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an email to ontopoftheworldhistory@gmail.
Dave – Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization by Lionel M. Jensen
Matt – Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran: A Moment in World History by Richard W. Bulliet