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We surveyed AP World History: Modern teachers about what online resources they recommend, and the list below comes directly from their responses. The list also includes teacher descriptions of the resources. This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of any of these resources by the College Board.

Heimler’s History  

  • Instructional videos for students
  • Provides a brief review of a World History topic and discusses tips on how to write successful responses “and what works and doesn’t when writing.”

Fiveable  

  • Self-directed student practice; instructional videos for teachers
  • Webinars, both live and recorded, on the AP World History curriculum, including mock sample prompts. “Just about everything you need to be successful on any AP Exam.”

World History Project  

  • Online instructions tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • A curriculum of World History produced by the people who created the Big History Project. Focuses on content as well as skills.

Anti-Social Studies

  • Instructional videos for students; online instruction tutorials/resource pages for teachers
  • Website that provides an “entertaining” overview of World History; also includes a podcast.

Crash Course: World History

  • Self-directed student practice; instructional videos for students
  • Videos on World History content that are easy for students to understand.

Discovery Education Videos $  

  • Instructional videos for students; instructional videos for teachers
  • Videos and resources for students and teachers that focus on World History content.

Albert.io $  

  • Self-directed student practice
  • Provides stimulus based multiple-choice questions, free-response questions, and practice tests.

Freemanpedia

  • Self-directed student practice; instructional videos for students
  • Unit overviews based on the AP World History CED and historical developments that provide timelines, maps, and links to other resources.

World History for Us All: The Experience of Colonialism

  • Online instructions tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • Provides primary source analysis and other activities related to colonialism and imperialism.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

  • Online text
  • This “go-to resource” run by Fordham University is “the best collection of manageable primary-source material on world history I've found in twelve years of teaching AP World History.” Includes links to many primary sources.

Asia for Educators: Mongols in World History

  • Instructional videos for students; online instructions tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • Provides “visual links and classroom materials” that focus on the Mongols.

Stanford History Education Group (SHEG)  

  • Online instruction tutorials/resource pages for teachers; self-directed student practice
  • Provides texts for students to read and analyze that connect to the AP World History curriculum. “Helps break down DBQ skills and target document analysis skills.”

$ = May require a fee  = Account creation needed