We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with (1)Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test,(2) All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score,(3) Your choice of three customized study schedules--so you can pick the one that meets your needs. The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time: Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program, Step 2: Determine Your Readiness, Step 3: Develop the Strategies, Step 4: Review the Knowledge, Step 5: Build Your Confidence.Topics include: The World History Environment and Periodization Development of Agriculture and Technology Structure of Early Civilizations Rise of Classical Civilizations Origins of World Belief Systems Interactions in the Late Classical Period The Rise and Spread of Islam The Expansion of China Changes in European Institutions Interregional Trade and Exchange Empires in the Americas Empires and Other Political Systems Hemispheric Exchange Systems of Slavery Cultural and Intellectual Changes The Industrial Revolution and Social Changes Demographic and Environmental Developments World Trade Political Revolutions Western Imperialism World Wars and Depression The Cold War and the Postwar Balance of Power End of the Cold War and Nationalist Movements Global Trade Technological Developments Social Changes Demographic and Environmental Developments.