United States History (hist 1260)
Teachers in this workshop will be able to design new or revised syllabi and lessons for courses in American History. In particular, students will create a DBQ for their own use. This course is designed especially for teachers both new to, and experienced in, the domain of Advanced Placement* US History. It will include relevant and highly successful teaching strategies, available resources, and major themes connected with the teaching of AP* US History. The goals are to familiarize participants with the major themes connected to successful US History courses, to share the necessary instructional strategies which will assist both the teacher and his/her students manage the scope, depth, and complexities of the AP* US History course, and to explore the vast range of textual, visual, and internet resources which, if employed efficiently, will enrich many aspects of the subject. We will also consider the use of primary sources and student preparation for the Advanced Placement examination in American History. In addition I will introduce the new AP* US History course curriculum changes (effective the 2014-2015 academic year). This will include in depth analysis of the curriculum components, the changes in testing, and an introduction (with examples) of the new syllabus requirements.
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Thomas F. Sleete is a teacher with over 43 years of classroom experience, an AP* US History Examination Reading Table Leader, the Gilder-Lehrman 2005 Michigan History Teacher of the Year, and a consultant to the College Board in AP* US History, Reading Strategies, Vertical Teaming, English/History Interdisciplinary Strategies, Pre-AP* Strategies in History and the Social Studies, and Writing Tactics Using SOAPSTone. He is currently teaching AP* US History at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. He also conducts several AP* Summer Institute sessions throughout the Midwest. In addition, Thomas is currently on the AP* US History Test Development as a multiple choice item writer for the new US History curriculum examination which begins in 2015.