• Cycles of Immigration and Nativism in U.S. History Pt 4

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  • Cycles of Immigration and Nativism in U.S. History Pt 3

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  • Cycles of Immigration and Nativism in U.S. History Pt 2

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  • Cycles of Immigration and Nativism in U.S. History Pt 1

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  • A Wrinkle in Time...Approaching Synthesis

    In this final blog of the series “Keys to Writing Success in AP® History,” our focus will be on Synthesis.  As mentioned in the previous blog, two of the most confusing parts of the Documents Bas...
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  • Getting the “Big Picture” … or Contextualization

    Arguably two of the most confusing parts of the Documents Based Question Rubric, for both students and teachers, is Contextualization and Synthesis.  Because these two parts of essay writing can be frustrating, t...
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  • How Short Should a Short Answer Be?

    In my previous blogs, I have focused on essay writing, which undoubtedly takes up a great deal of our planning, teaching, and grading time as AP® history teachers.  But, we should not forget the importance o...
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  • The Amazing Appositive & Terrific Transition

    Sometime near the beginning of the school year we all face that dreaded day when we have to teach… the DBQ.  Nothing seems to strike fear in the hearts of students and dread in the hearts of teachers as th...
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  • Share Ideas for Lesson Plans Post-AP® Exam

    The exams are finally over!! But for some of you, there are still a few weeks of school left! What are some of your favorite things to do with your students during this time?
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  • Highlighter Magic

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could see inside your student’s minds as they were writing an essay for your AP® course?  How many times have you thought to yourself, “what was she thinking?...
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  • Follow the Recipe...Key to AP® Writing

    We all know that success on the AP® history exams depends on the success of our students’ writing.  Yes, knowledge of history is key… and the ability of students to read sources carefully is imp...
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  • Beyond Seneca Falls: Teaching Women and Gender in the US History Survey

    3/15/17 4:00 PM
    The standard narrative of U.S. women's history centers around two major events; the Seneca Falls convention of 1848, and the achievement of national women's suffrage in 1920.  This workshop will explore alternati...
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  • How do you prepare your students to write the DBQ?

    Jason Stacy, Steven Heller, and Bill Polasky discussed various was to prepare students to write the DBQ, and now we're interested in your thoughts! Watch the webinar here: Documenting US History: Tackling the DBQ for...
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  • Documenting US History: Tackling the DBQ for the AP® US History Exam Part 4

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  • Documenting US History: Tackling the DBQ for the AP® US History Exam Part 3

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  • Documenting US History: Tackling the DBQ for the AP® US History Exam Part 2

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  • Documenting US History: Tackling the DBQ for the AP® US History Exam Part 1

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  • Multimedia Monday (10/17): Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century

    It's been two weeks since our last Multimedia Monday - and I hope you all had a wonderful Columbus Day weekend!   Today's multimedia Monday is a simple resource that has multiple uses in your history classroom: ...
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  • Multimedia Monday (9/26): American Panorama

    For today's multimedia Monday, we turn to the University of Richmond, which has created a few different projects for teachers to use in their classroom. I want to focus on America Panorama, a US History atlas that pro...
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  • Multimedia Monday (9/19): New York before the City TEDTalk

    TEDTalks are great ways to incorporate multimedia into your classroom. This TEDTalk, by Eric Sanderson, discusses the topography of Manhattan when it was discovered by Henry Hudson and shows the replotted map as it wo...
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