World History Honors & AP

  • APWH Students & Parents:

    Your Student has been given access to a valuable tool for Student success:, which gives them access to hundreds of Exam-style questions. This came at great expense to Forest's AP Department. SADLY, few of your Students are accessing it... I do try!

    Period III 

    1750 to 1900

    Enlightenment to Revolutions... 12–15% of Final Exam

    Industrialism & its Consequences... 12–15% 


    Honors Students & Parents:

    Unit 5

    How did the Age of Absolutism lead to the ideas of the Enlightenment?

    Unit 5.1 How did the Absolute Monarchs of Spain, France, and Russia secure their power?

    Unit 5.2 How did England develop into a Constitutional Monarchy?

    Unit 5.3 How did Enlightenment Philosophers respond to Absolute Monarchs?

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 Meet the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Meet the Teacher

Michael Whitaker

2005 Graduate from the University of Florida (Yes, I was old)

Atlantic World History - BA Cum Laude

BIG TIME Gator Fan since 1968!

My 15th Year Teaching - All at Forest

Previous experience: Mostly Sales/Management, Construction

Married 40 Years - My Wife owns a Gluten-Free Bakery in Ocala (SaraFay's Gluten-Free Bakery)

3 Kids - 2 Boys, Younger Girl (ALL Awesome!)

3 Grandkids - 2 Girls: 7 & 4, Younger Boy: 3

3 Dogs - All Rescued

4 Cats (Don't get me started)

1 Wussy Rabbit

1 Fish who will not die!

9 Chickens

First Ancestor to come to America: Alexander Whitaker, 1611 Jamestown. Set up 2 Churches. He converted & Baptized Pocahontas, Proof hangs in US Capitol. Also wrote a famous book: Good Newes From Virginia, 1613

Lived in Ocala since 1960 (Love it here!)

My Dad was a FL Native, served in the Marine Corps 30+ years, fought in WWII & Korea. My Mom was a Marine too!

Love Classic Rock, OLD Jazz, Classical Music

I LOVE HISTORY!!!! (It's contagious)