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European History (hist 1262)

Newly designed to accommodate both new and experienced teachers of European history, this workshop will include lectures and discussions of topics in European history as well as extensive discussions of teaching and structuring advanced placement courses.  Throughout the course we will strive to bring recent interpretations of European history to bear on our teaching.  This year, two morning sessions will focus on the Enlightenment in Europe.  One day we will take a brief excursion to the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the Minneapolis Institute of Art to enhance our content knowledge and discuss planning field trips in our courses.  In the afternoons, we will share ideas and experiences on advanced placement courses and assessments, and talk about textbooks and other course materials.  There will also be specific discussion concerning the AP course audit as well as the use of formative assessments in your practice.  The course redesign for the 2015-2016 school year will also be discussed.  Previous participants may take this course for credit.

Register for the 2014 European History workshop online. -Register now with a credit card.  

Don Perkins

Don Perkins began teaching AP* European history at Apple Valley High School in Minnesota in 1992. For three years he served District 196 as a peer leader, observing classrooms and having conversations with teachers about teaching. Don returned to the classroom in the fall of 2013.





Brett Melton


Brett Melton has worked with the AP* European History program at Apple Valley High School over the last 16 years. He has also worked with other AP* programs, in particular, Macroeconomics.


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