This course is more than the collection and retention of facts; it expects to develop a level of critical thinking that will be vital in college and beyond.
Groups of roughly 3-6 students each will serve to organize discussions, prepare for presentations.
With the support of the groups, each student will be expected to guide a class section over an assigned problem or concept.
Students will be given quizzes or tests after almost every chapter or unit of study– roughly every week and a half.
Most will combine 20 or more multiple-choice questions with a single essay question.
The source for the questions will be the released AP Exams and the AP Exam Prep Books.
In the beginning I will prepare the students by giving them the essay question in advance, but over time that will be withdrawn, to be replaced with two or three possible questions to prepare for and, eventually, a question presented on the day the exam itself.
In cases of particularly difficult or broad chapters, students will be able to choose from two essay questions (something of a reflection of the AP Exam itself).
Multiple-choice questions are scored in the same manner as the AP Exam and the essay will be graded using the AP’s rubric for the FRQ. You will be EXPECTED to read some, or all, of the assigned material (chapter) by the beginning of the week for which that material is assigned.
BA History and Psychology from University of West Georgia and a BA Secondary Education from Middle Tennessee State University. Ed in History from the University of West Georgia and working on his Ed S from Lincoln Memorial University.