AP World History
Master Teacher: Douglas Favelo, PhD
Douglas Favelo, PhD
M.A. in Classics, Ph.D in History, UCLA
Dr. Favelo has been heavily involved in the classical education scene for many years, and also in the homeschool community. He has taught hundreds of homeschooled students Latin, Greek, history, and literature, and has spoken at conferences on homeschooling.
Dr. Favelo lives with his wife and three children in Loudoun County, Virginia. His passion is to facilitate students’ intellectual and spiritual development, primarily through the medium of a rigorous, Biblically-centered classical education, to the greater glory of God.
Brian Trimmer, MA
MA, Pepperdine University
Mr. Trimmer teaches AP World History classes through Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy’s online program. In addition to teaching human society, culture, and development, Mr. Trimmer highlights Christian worldview and God’s continuing hand in shaping the course of human history. Mr. Trimmer currently teaches World and U.S. History at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village California. In addition to his BA and MA in history, Mr. Trimmer earned a teaching credential through California Lutheran University. He has been a classroom teacher for thirteen years, and this will be his fourth year teaching with PHC Prep Academy.
Brian Trimmer has published three history-related articles on Google’s Knol informational website. Two of these articles are chapters straight from his Master’s thesis: Defenders of the West, the History of Naval Airstation Tillamook. He has also achieved expert author status on EzineArticles with eleven feature articles on entrepreneurship and home-based business. He and his wife Heather have begun a successful home-based business.
God has given Brian and Heather three children, all of whom are currently homeschooled.
Liz Campbell, MA
MA, American Public University
Ms. Campbell earned her BA in History with honors from Slippery Rock University with a concentration in Modern European Languages. Her undergraduate work experience included a Public History Educator position with the Old Stone House Museum and a research internship with Corbis Photographic Archives. She earned her MA in European History with honors from American Public University and had additional museum work experience, volunteering as a docent in the Ancient Egypt wing of the Museum of Natural History in Scranton, PA. Her thesis focused on the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and their respective influences on Napoleon’s later military and political reforms.
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks)
Please Note: Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a PHC Prep Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience. All sessions will also be recorded for later viewing. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.
Books and Materials
View the AP World History Booklist from the 2013–14 academic year.
Please be aware that the books and materials used during the 2014–15 academic year may not be identical to those used in 2013–14. The final booklist for the 2014–15 AP World History course is not yet available.
AP World History is designed not only to introduce students to world history, but also to help them evaluate the people, events, and ideas of world history from a biblical worldview.
As they examine the history of the world, students will refine their analytical abilities and critical thinking skills in order to understand historical and geographical context, make comparisons across cultures, use documents and other primary sources, and recognize and discuss different interpretations and historical frameworks.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
Am I Ready for This AP Course?
This is a rigorous, college-level course. Students should have strong reading and writing skills and be prepared for substantial studying and reading requirements. PHC Prep recommends that students complete at least one high school history course at an advanced or honors level before enrolling. Please visit the College Board’s AP World History page for more information about the material and skills students will study and need to master for the AP exam in this subject.
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