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AP® WORLD HISTORY
2007 SCORING GUIDELINES
Question 2—Continuity/Change Over Time
BASIC CORE (competence)

0–7 Points

1. Has acceptable thesis.
1 Point
• The thesis correctly specifies both change and continuity in the formation of national identity in the region of the Middle East, Southeast Asia, OR Sub-Saharan Africa from 1914 to the present.
• The thesis must be explicitly stated in the introduction or the conclusion of the essay. • The thesis may appear as one sentence or as multiple sentences. • A thesis that is split among multiple paragraphs, or merely restates the prompt, is unacceptable.

• Thesis sentences may not be used for any other rubric points. 2. Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly.
For 2 points:
• The essay provides relevant discussion of both continuity and change within the time period in the formation of national identity in one of the regions. For 1 point:
• The essay provides relevant discussion of either continuity or change within the time period in the formation of national identity in one of the regions.

2 Points

3. Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence. 2 Points
For 2 points:
• The essay provides FOUR pieces of accurate evidence of change AND continuity. o Change evidence must be a concrete example related to a specific country. o Continuity evidence may be general to the selected region. o At least one piece of evidence must be about change AND one about continuity. For 1 point:

• The essay provides THREE pieces of accurate evidence of change AND/OR continuity. o Evidence for change must be related to a country or countries. 4. Uses relevant world historical context effectively to explain change over time and/or continuity.

1 Point
• The essay relates a global or transregional process to a change OR continuity that affected the formation of national identity.
o e.g., imperialism/colonization, world wars, cold war, globalization, decolonization Nineteenth-century imperialism can count if connected to
the time period of the question.
• Global context may be on a regional or country/countries level. 5. Analyzes the process of change over time and/or continuity. • The essay explains a reason for a change or continuity in national identity during the time period in a region or country/countries.

1 Point

Subtotal

7 Points

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AP® WORLD HISTORY
2007 SCORING GUIDELINES
Question 2—Continuity/Change Over Time (continued)
EXPANDED CORE (excellence)
0–2 Points
The basic core score of 7 must be achieved before a student can earn expanded core points. Examples:
• Has a clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis.
• Analyzes both change and continuity.
• Provides even and ample evidence of change and continuity. • Provides even and ample evidence of politics and culture in the formation of national identity.
• Addresses both broad world historical patterns and specific global historical developments in discussing global context.
• Gives a sophisticated analysis of the entire time period. Subtotal

2 Points

TOTAL

9 Points

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©2007 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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©2007 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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