Writing Prompts for a Ccot Essay in Ap World

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CHANGE AND CONTINUITY OVER TIME ESSAY TOPICS AS GT EXERCISES

Once students have completed studying at least two historical periods, they have the content knowledge to accomplish the change and continuity over time (CCOT) essay. Nevertheless, the CCOT Essay is often more effectively taught in the second semester during the first six weeks and used as a review technique for the May AP Exam. The topics below correspond to the themes in the AP World History Subject guide.

1. Trace the change and continuities of interactions between any two contiguous periods in any historical region: Latin America; North America; Sub-Saharan Africa; SW Asia and North Africa; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Central Asia; South Asia; Southeast Asia; and East Asia.

2. Trace the changes and continuities in world trade from 500 BCE to 1000 CE in any one of the following regions: the Mediterranean, the Silk Road (Central Asia, East Asia, Southwest Asia), the Indian Ocean, Sub-Saharan Africa.

3. Trace the changes and continuities in world trade from 500 to 1500 CE in any one of the following regions: North Africa and SW Asia; Western Europe; Mesoamerica; Sub-Saharan Africa; the Indian Ocean; Central Asia; East and Southeast Asia.

4. Trace the changes and continuities in world trade from 1450 to 1914 CE in any one of the following regions: Latin America; North America; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Southwest Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; South Asia; East and Southeast Asia.

5. Trade the transformation of warfare from 1500 BCE to 1000 CE in any of the following regions: Southwest Asia; the Mediterranean; Western Europe; and East Asia.

6. Trace the transformation of warfare from 1000 to 1918 CE in any one of the following regions: Latin America; Sub-Saharan Africa; Western Europe; Southwest Asia; East Asia; North America.

7. Trace the transformation of warfare from 1750 to 2000 CE in any one region: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia,...
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