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World History Self-study textbooks?

mckyle9423mckyle9423 417 replies51 threads Junior Member
edited June 2010 in History & Social Sciences
I'll be self-studying World & Euro this year, and I have my Euro books (PR and Modern European History) and one World (PR), but I'd like a textbook to go along with World history. Any recommendations? (I did check out the sticky, didn't see much for World History texts.)
edited June 2010
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  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 2714 replies27 threads Senior Member
    The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History 4/e is the school AP World History textbook. I prefer this book since it is dense with rich information.
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  • mckyle9423mckyle9423 417 replies51 threads Junior Member
    I've found the 3rd Edition, but having some trouble with the 4th. Has World history been updated much since 2004 (when the 3rd was written)?
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  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 2714 replies27 threads Senior Member
    I believe you're expected to know up to the year 2000 or until you reach a topic about globalization. So, 3rd edition is alright.
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  • bnelehbneleh 67 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Our school uses Traditions & Encounters 2/e and personally, I thought that it did a good job preparing you for the APWH exam. To my knowledge, it's geared toward the exam (not 100% sure though). Each chapter is 30 pgs or less. Out of 40 chaptes, I think there were maybe 4 chapters that were exactly 30 pgs. :)

    Good luck with the exams! For the APWH exam, the questions are broad and a lot of them are applied questions. You have to be able to connect societies and recall important stuff from different time periods. I loved the material but I'm horrible at thinking on a broad level.. but who knows, you might be good at it :D
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  • mckyle9423mckyle9423 417 replies51 threads Junior Member
    I think broad is my best type of question! Thanks :)

    Edit: I can get Traditions & Encounters 2/E (Used, and in two volumes) for just over $10. Think I'll go with that one xP
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  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 2714 replies27 threads Senior Member
    I looked through Traditions & Encounters since my APWH teacher has it, and the book does have a good source of information and looks well organized. Moreover, it is also a recommended AP World History textbook. So, going with that book will probably be better for you.
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