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Concept Pyramids in AP World History - 9.7.2017

Students in Mr. Justin Nelms's AP World History class built Concept Pyramids. The Concept Pyramid project is designed to help students demonstrate mastery of a concept in a visual representation rather than simply through written expression. The students constructed a small four sided pyramid and wrote out a four point thesis on the base of the pyramid. The thesis is a response to a discussion or essay prompt provided by the teacher. In this case, students were asked to describe for characteristics of early Middle-Eastern and Asian civilizations. Then the students draw a visual representation of each of the points described in the thesis on each of the four sides of the pyramid. This is a flexible project in that the style of pyramid can have a varying number of sides (3-5) based on the needs of the question.