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AP Japanese Language and Culture

For new and experienced AP teachers, this workshop includes College Board resources, released exams, and student samples

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Align their instruction with the goals of the AP Japanese Language and Culture course
  • Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess, and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation
  • Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course
  • Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction

Workshop materials

At every AP Japanese Language and Culture workshop held by the College Board, each participant receives a copy of the Workshop Handbook, which contains:

  • AP Japanese Language and Culture Course Description
  • AP Course Audit information
  • Sample syllabus for AP Japanese Language and Culture and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP Japanese Language and Culture free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines and commentary)
  • Teacher's Guide

Curriculum Module: Science and Technology

Our world is a dynamic place, one that is rapidly changing due in part to advancements in both science and technology. These advancements are deeply connected to the needs and values of people around the world. Because good lessons must reflect the current world in order to inspire students and facilitate discussion about the world around them, it is essential that teachers incorporate themes such as science and technology into their lessons, especially in the AP world language and culture classroom. In this curriculum module, two thematic lessons focus on science and technology for the AP Japanese Language and Culture course. The lessons were developed with the backward design model and explore overarching questions such as, How do discoveries in science shape our lives?

  • Lesson 1: Food, Science and Lifestyle
  • Lesson 2: Invention and Communication
  • Summative Assessment

Note: Curriculum module materials reflect important topics in AP courses, and the materials are meant to provide teachers with resources and classroom ideas. However, curriculum module materials should not be taken as an indication that a particular topic will appear on the AP Exam.