AP® US History
The United States History AP® Summer Institute will address issues of starting an AP® U.S. History course as well as investigate advanced placement® methodology, teaching and writing strategies. Teachers will explore ways to teach the DBQ and discuss the concept of thinking historically. The participants will discuss some of the more important conceptual material; examine a course outline, syllabus, and evaluation materials; and generate and share teaching materials and strategies. Major topics covered include: characteristics of AP® US History courses; the integration of social history (emphasis on race, class, gender, and ethnicity) into the course; methods of instruction; critical writing and reading skills; materials available; and analysis of the AP® program. The institute is appropriate for both beginning and experienced advanced placement® teachers. An important by-product of the institute is that teachers often form lasting networks with colleagues from all over the regions.
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