United States History, Combined Teachers – APSI Course Description

(for new and experienced AP teachers)

Becky Berry, Morgantown High School, Morgantown, WV

The 2021 AP U.S. History Summer Institute will focus on developing strategies to facilitate student success in AP U.S. History course and exam. Special emphasis will focus on mastering themes, historical thinking and reasoning skills, and writing skills while balancing a challenging curriculum. Areas of focus for the week will include activities that build historical thinking skills while teaching content. Participants will have
the opportunity to apply rubrics to student samples of short answers, DBQs and long essay questions. Utilizing the tools on AP Classroom to drive instruction will be addressed.