The 2016 AP U.S. History Summer Institute will focus on developing strategies to facilitate student success in the revised AP U.S. History course and exam. Special emphasis will focus on mastering the seven themes, historical thinking skills, and writing skills while balancing a challenging curriculum.
Teachers will be able to design a new syllabi and lessons for the revised curriculum. Also, teachers will work on pacing the course.
Other areas of focus for the week will include activities that build historical thinking skills while teaching content. Participants will have the opportunity to score student samples of short answers, DBQs, and long essay questions. Finally the course will include strategies for success on the new AP U.S. history exam.