• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Essay Suggestion: Reconstruction

    To help your students with their writing, here is an essay suggestion to use when teaching the Reconstruction:   How has the role historians have ascribed to African-Americans in Reconstruction evolved from the ...
  • Documenting US History & the 2015 AP* US History Short Answer

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  • Primary and Secondary Sources in America's History

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