United States History - Sleete (hist 1284)
Teachers in this workshop will be able to design new syllabi and lessons for the revised curriculum in AP* US History. 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, historical thinking skill, major themes and concepts connected with the teaching of AP* US History in the new curriculum. The goal of this course are to 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 and the new exam format. We will consider the use of primary and secondary sources and student preparation for the Advanced Placement* examination in American History. Perhaps most importantly, we will work diligently on the new AP* US History Curriculum Framework Evidence Planner. This tool will streamline your course and make life easier for you. In order to make this a successful endeavor, it is advised that you bring your text, along with any primary and secondary source resources you use. In short, this will include in-depth analysis of the curriculum components, the changes in testing, and the emphasis on skills, themes, and learning outcomes.
Thomas F. Sleete, is a teacher with 44 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, Historical Thinking Skills, Reading Strategies, Vertical Teaming, English/History Interdisciplinary Strategies, Pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Studies, and Writing Tactics Using SOAPSTone,. He also taught AP* US History at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, until June, 2013. He conducts several AP* Summer Institute sessions throughout the Midwest. In addition, Thomas is currently on the AP* US History Test Development Committee as a multiple choice item writer for the new US History curriculum examination which begins in 2015, and has composed one of the sample syllabi, used as a national example, for same.