Campus Emergency Exercise Today - May 28, 2015

On Thursday, May 28, Davidson College will conduct a full-scale campus emergency exercise in conjunction with Davidson Police, Davidson Fire Department, Cornelius Fire Department, Mount Mourne Fire Department and Mooresville Fire Department.

The event will occur on the main campus area, and the college asks that the general public avoid the area as much as possible from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will include the presence of emergency vehicles, equipment and personnel.

The exercise is part of regular emergency preparedness activities the college performs every year.


Web alert 1 posted at 9:15 a.m. (sm) | Web alert 2 posted at 9:25 a.m. (sm) | Web alert 3 posted at 9:38 a.m. (sm) | Web alert 4 posted at 9:52 a.m., updated at 10:15 a.m. (sm) | Web alert 5 posted at 10:45 a.m., updated at 11 a.m., updated at 11:20 a.m., updated at 11:40 a.m. (sm)

Campus Emergency Exercise Today - May 28, 2015

U.S. History

Monday

Morning

  • Introductions
  • Results from 2015 Exam
  • Review of sample 2015 DBQ and essays
  • Review of persistent concerns
  • Structure of the AP U.S .History exam

Afternoon

  • Historical themes
  • Historical thinking skills
  • The nine periods of U.S. History
  • In depth look at the curricular framework

Tuesday

Morning

  • Creating a syllabus for the redesigned course
  • Participant work on syllabus
  • Writing the short essays, scoring rubric
  • Simulated Reading of the 2015 Short Answer Questions

Afternoon

  • Sample of redesigned multiple choice questions
  • Constructing redesigned multiple choice questions
  • Writing the long essay, scoring rubric
  • Philosophy of writing long essays
  • Simulated Reading of the 2015 Long Essay Question
  • Work on syllabus

Wednesday

Morning

  • Strategies for teaching AP U.S. History
  • Outside reading and quizzes
  • Techniques for improving reading comprehension
  • Making generalizations

Afternoon

  • Association chains
  • Inductive/deductive reasoning skills
  • Review techniques
  • Syllabus work, as needed                                            

Thursday

Morning

  • Practical techniques for improving essay writing
  •  Writing the redesigned DBQ, scoring rubric
  • Critical elements of the analytic scoring rubric

Afternoon

  • Simulated Reading of the 2015 DBQ
  • Pacing guide

Friday

Morning

  • Student selection
  • Textbook selection
  • Supplementary materials
  • Available College Board Materials
  • Utilizing technology
  • AP Social Studies Vertical Teams Initiative
  • Participant questions