How To Read In Ap World HistoryPresentation Transcript
Required Procedures for Notebooks, Readings, & Lectures
Your notebook is THE place for notes, handouts, daily work, writing assignments and so forth.
DO NOT USE YOUR TEXT FOR STORAGE OF ANY PAPERS. THE ONLY MATERIAL THAT CAN BE PLACED IN YOUR TEXT IS POST-IT NOTES!!!!!
Notebook (7 Sections)
Course Overview and “How-To” Documents
Unit 1 - Foundations (8000 BCE – 600 CE)
Unit 2 – Regional Interaction and Exchange (600 CE – 1450 CE)
Unit 3 – Global Interaction and Exchange (1450 CE – 1750 CE)
Unit 4 – The Age of Revolutions and Empire (1750 CE - 1914 CE)
Unit 5 – The World Today (1914 CE - the present)
Unit 6 –AP Exam Preparation
Note-taking for Lectures
Blah, blah, blah when is this class over?
Lunch - why do I have B lunch? I am hungry!
The Good Stuff
Don’t write down every word you hear
Write down only important points
Always review what you have written before the next class
Review, Review, Review your notes!
Textbooks are an invaluable source of information. Traditionally, most texts were “dry” and difficult to read. Today, texts have been adapted with the reader in mind and most are truly colorful works of art.
How to Read in AP World History
How do you read for information?
Managing Reading Time
Create an effective reading area
DO NOT lay down while reading
Small portions of time
Use a timer
Start by reading in sessions of maybe 5 or 10 minutes each
Gradually increase each session.
“ Vacation Sheet”
Have a sheet of paper next to you
Random thoughts? Things to do? --write down on paper
At end of reading, take quick “vacation”
Steps for Reading Your AP World Textbook
Read teacher-created materials
Objectives, PowerPoints, Summaries
This gives you an overview of what you need to learn
Put ID’s on Index Cards or on the ID Sheet
The ID’s are people/events/terms that you must know
3. Preview the text by skimming (5 minutes)
Read only section headings, subheadings, graphics, and chapter summary
Quiz yourself at the end of the chapter – “What am I about to learn?”
Steps for Reading Your AP World Textbook (cont.)
4. Speed-read the Chapter (10 Minutes)
Move index finger, pencil, or index card down middle of reading
Let eyes follow it down the reading, identifying major themes/ideas
Quiz yourself at the end of every major section, trying to fill in the story of the text using closure
5. Actively “Read” the Chapter (? Minutes)
Scan each paragraph and then quiz yourself by trying to summarize each paragraph in one-two sentences
Ask questions and create hypotheses as you scan
Fill in your ID’s and Graphic Organizers as you scan