Now, according to the correspondence below, the course will start in 1200 (great, if you love the Mongols, but not so great if you also love the rise and spread of Islam).
Many teachers are furious and think the changes do not go far enough. Check out the stories below from Inside Higher Ed and Forbes Magazine and the Twitter response from Amanda DoAmaral. Her exchange with Trevor Packer at an Open Forum duirng the AP World reading in Salt Lake City in June, went viral.
Check back. I will try to update the news stories about the new start date of 1200.
- Inside Higher Ed: Compromising on a Timeline for History
- Forbes Magazine: The College Board Is Trying To Fix World History But Might Be Making It Worse
- Education Week: After Outcry, College Board Restores 250 Years to Proposed AP History Course
- Politico: Teachers unimpressed by AP World History changes
- PRI World: When does History Begin?
- Washington Post: College Board restores 250 years to AP World History course after outcry over plan to cut 9,000 years