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Periodization and Historical Patterns in Chinese History: Approaches to Historical Thinking Skills in AP World History

In the most recent iteration of the AP World History (APWH) Curriculum Framework (CF) released for 2016–2017, China’s history explicitly appears in the CF for every period that the course covers. The overarching historical thinking skill is chronological reasoning, and two subsets that are explored in this article are analysis of patterns of continuity and change over time, and periodization. The skill of analyzing change and continuity over time has been a core part of the APWH course since...