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AP U.S. History

For new and experienced AP teachers

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will understand:

  • the skills that students will need to develop in order to be successful in the AP U.S. History course and exam
  • how students can demonstrate understanding on the AP U.S. History Exam through the application of rubrics
  • the seven themes of the AP U.S. History learning objectives
  • how the thematic learning objectives define what students should know and be able to do by the end of the AP U.S. History course
  • the structure of the concept outline and the purpose of the key concepts
  • how to build proficiency with analyzing sources and constructing historical arguments

Workshop materials

  • Workshop Handbook
  • 2014 AP U.S. History Practice Exam
  • 2015 Free Response Questions (including student samples)
  • AP Histories Rubrics
  • 2015-16 AP U.S. History Course and Exam Description