Mr. G's AP World History

Your Compare & Contrast Essay Question

Posted in AP Exam by gibault1 on April 1, 2012

Question: Compare & contrast how the First World War and its outcomes affected TWO of the following regions in the period from the
war through the 1930’s:

                                                        East Asia, Middle East, South Asia.

Due: Wednesday

Don’t brush this off. Use the opportunity to hone your skills at this critical time (ie. as the AP Exam looms on the horizon). Try to craft your best essay possible. Don’t forget that format is key. Make sure your intro paragraph provides a “Road Map” so that your reader easily knows how your essay will unfold. If you forget the criterion to score 9/9, refresh your memory by looking it up.


Document Based Question Practice Time!!!

Posted in Ancient Rome, AP Exam, China by gibault1 on November 10, 2011

Woot woot!!! It’s time to practice DBQ writing again. Yeeeehaw!!!

Yes, Mr. G has finally decided to acquiesce to your wishes. So many of you have been asking Mr. G to assign DBQ essay practice over the weekend that he finally couldn’t ignore your pleas anymore. Going to the mall, listening to Bieber, playing video games, hanging out with friends, sleeping in and watching movies: Mr. G was eventually convinced–from all the emails, the letters, the blog posts, the hints and winks–that you don’t want any of this; moreover, that you actually want some intense, rigorous AP work. Alright, you win, kids, you win 😉

Click HERE for your DBQ practice question.

Rough draft due Tuesday.


Posted in AP Exam by gibault1 on April 26, 2011

AP Students,

You should bring the following items to the exam room:

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets

  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams

  • A watch (in case your exam room does not have a clock that you can see easily)

  • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam. (Visit learn more about the calculator policy for each of these exams, and for a list of authorized calculators.)

You should not bring the following to the exam room:

  • Cell phones, digital cameras, personal digital assistants (PDAs), BlackBerry smartphones, Bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players, e-mail/messaging devices, or any other electronic or communication devices

  • Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, colored pencils*, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters*, or notes

  • Rulers and straightedges (except as noted above)*

  • Scratch paper (notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture, on scratch paper provided by the proctor)

  • Computers* or calculators (except as noted above)

  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions

  • Watches that beep or have an alarm

  • Portable listening* or recording devices (even with headphones) or photographic equipment

  • Food or drink*

  • Clothing with subject-related information

* Unless this has been pre-approved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the test date.

You are required to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your exam: 7:30 am for the morning administration and 11:30 am for the afternoon administration. Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended; do not ask to leave early if you finish before the end of the exam. If you play a sport or have a job, it is your responsibility to inform your coach or employer of your AP Exam obligation, and arrangements should be made accordingly.

Get a good night’s rest before your exam, and eat a nutritious breakfast. You are allowed to bring a snack and beverage for your 10-minute break. However, food and drink are prohibited in the exam room. It is advisable to bring a sweater, in case the room temperature is below your comfort level.

You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and Chiang Mai International School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score.

Good luck!