updated 2/5/17


This page is intended for to help you review the requirements for the APWH SAQ [Short Answer Question], DBQ and LEQ Exam Essays. 

Ok, this year (2016-2017) is the FIRST year of the Redesigned APWH Exam. The essay requirements now align with the requirements for the AP US History and AP European History exams.

That means that the essay requirements are the SAME across ALL 3 courses. Since this is the first year for APWH to use these requirements, there aren't a lot of resources targeted specifically to APWH out there.

 HOWEVER, that IS changing as the year progresses & more AP World History teachers tackle the new essay formats. Tom Richey, Mr. Geoffrion, & History Haven are introducing the essays tailored to APWH. 

 ALSO, thanks to JoczProductions YouTube Channel there ARE helpful videos for APUSH essays. Remember, the requirements are the SAME!

More resources coming soon!


ESSAY RUBRICS - How your essays are scored on the exam: SAQ, DBQ, LEQ!  


Why HIPPO??? (Analyzing Documents [Sources])








The SAQ (Short Answer Question) (How To & Scoring Rubric)




The DBQ (Document-Based Question) (SCORING RUBRIC)


TOM RICHEY ON DBQs - Part 1 (Rubric), Part 2 (Source Analysis), & Part 3 (Synthesis):


TOM RICHEY ON DBQs - Setting Up Your AP History DBQ & Using Documents:




The LEQ (Long Essay Question) (SCORING RUBRIC)





Some examples of Continuity and Change over Time

NFL TIMELINE: What changed? What stayed the same? WHY?                                                                                                Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers: What changed? What stayed the same? WHY?


HISTORY OF RAP (Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake), Parts 1/2 & 3/4: What changed? What stayed the same? WHY?


100 Years of Fashion in 100 Seconds                                                                                                                                         75 Years of Superman



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