After the curriculum redesign in 2011 those days became, well, history. And with the further changes to roll out in 2016 With the recent (and ongoing) changes to the course, that pedagogy is no longer adequate. Historical Thinking skills need to be woven into the design of weekly assignments and class activities; students should practice them early and often. Every multiple choice question on the exam requires students to employ one or more of these skills, and no student can write quality essays without them. There are no simple recall questions on the AP World History exam.