This podcast serves to connect student textbook readings to the curriculum and larger themes of AP World History.
Episode 33 – Globalization
THE LAST KEY CONCEPTS! 6.1.I.A – new modes of communication – including the Internet, radio communication, and cellular communication – and transportation reduced the problem of geographic distance. 6.1.I.C – Medical innovations, such as vaccines and antibiotics, increased the ability of humans to survive and live longer lives. 6.1.I.D – Energy technologies, including the use … Continue reading "Episode 33 – Globalization"
Episode 32 – Decolonization
A lengthy list of KCs for this episode: 6.1.I.B – The Green Revolution and commercial agriculture increased productivity and sustained the earth’s growing population as it spread chemically and genetically modified forms of agriculture. 6.2.I.C – After the end of World War II, some colonies negotiated their independence, while other colonies achieved independence through armed … Continue reading "Episode 32 – Decolonization"
Episode 31 – World War II and the Cold War
Presenting to you the Key Concepts for WWII and the Cold War… 6.1.III.C – New military technology and new tactics and the waging of “total war” led to increased levels of wartime casualties. 6.2.III.C – The rise of extremist groups in power led to the annihilation of specific populations, notably in the Holocaust doing World … Continue reading "Episode 31 – World War II and the Cold War"
Episode 30 – The Interwar Years
Probably not as many KCs as you expected… 6.1.I.A – New modes of communication – including the Internet, radio communication, and cellular communication – and transportation reduced the problem of geographic distance. 6.2.I.B – Between the two world wars, European imperial states often maintained control over their colonies and in some cases gained additional territories. … Continue reading "Episode 30 – The Interwar Years"
Episode 29 – World War I
The Key Concepts in this episode are a bit less than you are used to seeing: 6.1.III.A – Diseases associated with poverty persisted, while other diseases emerged as new epidemics and threats to human survival. In addition, increased longevity led to a higher incidence of certain diseases. (The 1918 influenza pandemic) 6.1.III.C – New military … Continue reading "Episode 29 – World War I"
Episode 28 – The Ottomans, China, Japan, and Russia and Confront Modern Era
Here are your last Key Concepts of Period 5: 5.1.I.D – As the new methods of industrial production became more common in parts of northwestern Europe, they spread to other parts of Europe and the United States, Russia, and Japan. 5.1.II.C – The global economy of the 19th century expanded dramatically from the previous period … Continue reading "Episode 28 – The Ottomans, China, Japan, and Russia and Confront Modern Era"
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