July 8 – July 12
Designed primarily for the beginner, this course introduces the participants to the structure and content necessary for an effective AP* US History course. The instructor will analyze the component parts of the AP* exam, suggestinghow to prepare students for the different parts of the exam and what appropriate test taking strategies are useful. We will plan out and organize the course for the year; we will go over various topics to illustrate the necessary depth of understanding; and we will decide what topics to concentrate on and what methodologies should be used to teach various concepts. The instructor will emphasize how to teach the analytical skills and writing skills needed for successfully addressing the document-based question and the free response essays. We will grade and rank essays from this year's AP*examination, using the criteria developed at the US History AP* grading. Students taking the course for graduate credits will develop their own syllabus.
Retired social studies department chairperson at Mount Pleasant High School, Wilmington, DE; professor, University of Deaware; consultant to the College Board on Advanced Placement* since 1976; past member of the Test Development Committee; table leader, question leader, examination leader at the AP* grading; and author, Master AP* U.S. History.
"This has been a very worthwhile experience that has sparked a deeper interest in American History for me. I became a student and loved every minute of it."
– Charles Felder, Brooklyn University for Law and Technology, Brooklyn, N.Y.
"The instructor is extremely informative and convivial. I had a great time. The course/training prepared me to delve into teaching an AP course. Dr. Crum is well-versed in American History. I consider him an asset to the AP* Program!"
– Dr. Octavia A. Melian, Manhattan Theatre Lab High School, New York, NY
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