...of grief (or something, I don’t know saw it in a movie geesh). Anyways, if you have actual grief because school is starting, you are suffering from a serious case of the #FirstWorldProblems! Snap out of it, we’re all going to have to bid adieu to our summer bliss and get ready for back to school!
If you are reading this you are likely an AP World History student for next year, or from years past, or perhaps a parent of a current/former/future AP World Historian. If so then welcome! This website will be a necessary resource for students and their families as they meander down the immensely long history that is AP World History...especially since the ride only lasts until early May (when the AP Exam takes place, May 14, 2016 for the upcoming year!).
For incoming AP World Historians - Don’t forget the Summer Projects...they are mandatory, but if you took AP Human Geography or Big History, and/or did the History of the World in 6 Cups Book Club & Questions, you may be excused from all/some of it. See website for details. Summer Projects are due the first Monday of the School Year.
For last year’s survivors of AP World - Check your email. There is a message in there about the picture you see in this blog post (2014-2015 Jedi Masters and Jedi Knights Posters)...get back to me on that message please.
If you’d prefer to see me, I should be in and around school starting next week (sooner probably, but next week is good for student visits)...otherwise shoot me an email.
Lastly, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@joebags24 and/or @MSHSBigHistory), Instagram (joebags24) for pictures of my kids, info related to our studies, etc.
Enjoy the last days of summer break, but do not lament their ending, because after all you get to go to school in a couple of weeks when some 122,000,000 kids around the world do not (60% of those are women). Instead, get mentally prepared to utilize the opportunity to learn, gain skills and knowledge, meet lifelong friends and colleagues, and to put you on a path to the life you want, have earned, and deserve.
Joe "Bags" Bagninski
Joe Baginski, AP World History Teacher