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AP® World History: Modern Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time

AP® World History: Modern Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time

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By Jay P. Harmon
Print Edition $14.95


  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: April 2020
  • ISBN: 978-0-7386-1261-4

AP® World History: Modern Crash Course®

A Higher Score in Less Time! 

REA’s Crash Course® is the top choice for AP® students who want to make the most of their study time and earn a high score.

Here’s why more AP® teachers and students turn to REA’s AP® World History: Modern Crash Course®:

Targeted, Focused Review- Study Only What You Need to Know
REA’s new 3rd edition addresses all the latest test revisions. We cover only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.

Expert Test-taking Strategies and Advice
Written by Jay Harmon, a seasoned AP® World History teacher, the book gives you the tips and topics that matter most on exam day. Crash Course® relies on the author’s extensive analysis of the test’s structure and content. By following his advice, you can boost your score in every section of the test.

Practice questions – a mini-test in the book, a full-length exam online. Are you ready for your exam? Try our focused practice set inside the book. Then take our full-length online practice exam to ensure you're ready for test day.

If you're cramming for the exam or looking for a concise course review, Crash Course® is the study guide every AP® student needs.

About the  Author: Jay P. Harmon earned his B.S. and M.Ed. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He began his teaching career in 1982 and has taught in public and private schools in Louisiana and Texas.

Mr. Harmon has taught AP® European History, AP® United States History, and AP® World History. He was an exam essay reader in AP® European History and AP® United States History and has been a table leader and question leader in AP® World History since the exam was first administered in 2002. He served on the AP® World History Test Development Committee from 2003 to 2008. His AP® European History and AP® World History websites (www.harmonhistory.com) have been go-to resources for students and teachers for more than a decade.

Since 1998, Mr. Harmon has served as a consultant to the College Board®, holding workshops and summer institutes in the United States and abroad. He has also contributed to the development of several history textbooks.


About the Author

Jay P. Harmon teaches AP® World History: Modern at Houston Christian High School in Houston, Texas. A veteran teacher, he has been one of the most sought-after AP® history presenters in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Harmon served as a leader of the AP® World History evaluation program since its inception in 2002. A former member of the AP® World History Test Development Committee, he was an AP® consultant to the College Board for 17 years.

His AP® World History website (http://ap.harmonhistory.com) is considered an essential resource for APWH teachers around the globe.

In 2016 Mr. Harmon traveled to South Korea as the guest of the Academy of Korean Studies, joining with AP® World History gurus Patrick Whelan and Barbara Ozuna to offer insights into the AP® program. In 2019, he was invited back to South Korea to mark the 15th anniversary of the Understanding Korea Project.

Mr. Harmon earned his B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from Louisiana State University. He began his teaching career in 1982 and has taught in public and private schools in Louisiana and Texas.