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AP U.S. History Exam Prep

Course Description

This course will cover major strategies for preparing your students for the AP U.S. History Exam. We will cover test taking strategies for multiple-choice questions and all the free-response questions. Other things we will cover: pacing of the content, introducing and implementing the historical thinking skills, and review activities. Teachers are encouraged to bring questions about the AP U.S. History course.

Instructor Bio: John Irish teaches AP U.S. History, American Studies AP, and Special Topics in Humanities classes called "People and Places in History" at Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas. He is a nationally certified consultant in AP U.S. History for the Southwestern Region of the College Board and serves as a Question Leader for the AP U.S. History Exam. He is the co-Chair of the College Board AP U.S. History Test Development Committee (DC), which is the group responsible for creating the new exam, overseeing continuing changes to the curriculum, and developing / presenting trainings for teachers across the country at state and national venues. He was on the writing team that published a four volume updated edition of the AP U.S. History Workbooks by the Center for Learning, along with a curriculum unit on Edward Bellamy's novel "Looking Backward" also by the Center for Learning. He has published three books in the series on the Historical Thinking Skills for the redesigned AP History courses; these are published by Norton. He is the founder and chief editor for a small independent publishing company called A Bit O'Irish Press, which specializes in nineteenth-century American Gothic literature, Horror, Weird, and Science Fiction. The press has published a volume of Gothic Short Stories by Fitz-James O'Brien, three volumes of The Collected Writings of O'Brien, and anthologies on Mummy short stories. Mr. Irish holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, an M.A. in Philosophy (thesis topic: John Locke's Theory of Property), and a M.L.S. in Humanities (thesis topic: The Enlightened Puritan: the Intellectual Thought of John Adams) from Southern Methodist University. He is currently a Doctorate student in Humanities at SMU. The focus for his dissertation research is on early 19th century American thought, with special emphasis on Fitz-James O'Brien - the Irish Poe.

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 27 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:February 16, 2019
Meets:Sa from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Instructor:John Irish
Fee: $175.00Fee Breakdown