U.S. History | Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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U.S. History

This course is designed to provide all high school history teachers with fresh directions in American history and pedagogical methods centered on the use of primary sources. The morning sessions consist of a graduate-level seminar dealing with recent scholarship on contemporary accounts of historical events. The afternoon practicum centers on teaching techniques. A significant portion of the summer institute will be dedicated towards looking at the new curricular framework, themes, learning objectives, historical skills, and exam style of the reconstructed AP US history class. Topics include: integrating primary sources and their analysis into daily assignments, preparing students for the document-based question, structuring the syllabus around select historical themes, and improving students’ skills in research and writing. 

Meet the Facilitator:

Instructor: Patrick Coffey

Mr. Coffey is an AP U.S. History teacher at Brookfield East High School. He was selected as the Mensa Education and Research Foundation's Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2011.

C​ontact: coffeyp@elmbrookschools.org



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