The College Board recently released this Course and Exam Description for the new AP World. It features a course framework, including “Unit Guides;” suggestions for instruction; and sample exam questions. Key Concepts from the previous CED are linked, but are not presented in order. I term this partial because I’m expecting a new set of Key Concepts (of course I was also expecting fewer than four CEDs in my first six years teaching the class, so we’ll see). I plan to post an analysis of how this CED challenges the movement to #DecolonizeWorldHistory . For now, I’ll note that all fifteen sample multiple-choice questions use stimulus with at least one connection to Europe or the United States.
UPDATE: All of the sample free-response questions—shorter-answer, document-based, and long-essay—are also connected to Europe, at least in part.