Blogs tagged "primary sources"

What’s happening to the APUSH course and exam? Part Two

Waylon Lewallen is an APUSH Teacher at Spring Hill High School, Hope, Arkansas.Last week I discussed the changes to the APUSH course and promised a further discussion about changes to the exam.The AP US History exam is three hours and 15 minutes long and includes both a 100-minute multiple choice/short answer section (Part I) and a 95-minute free response section (Part II). Each section is divided into two parts.Read More »
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What’s happening to the APUSH course and exam? Part One

Waylon Lewallen in front of Monticello, Virginia
Waylon Lewallen is an APUSH teacher at Spring Hill High School, Hope, Arkansas.Read More »
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On Discovering Pearl S. Buck for the Classroom

Print of Jewish schoolchildren in New York waving U.S. flags
"We are a people still young and we know that we have not yet come to the fullest of our powers."—Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize Banquet Speech, 1939.Read More »
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“The Belief that Flight is Possible to Man”: A Historic Letter for the Classroom

Rear view of Wilbur Wright making a right turn with the Wright Glider
For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if not my life. —Wilbur Wright’s letter to Octave Chanute, dated May 13, 1900Read More »
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Digital Public Library of America for Educators

Aquarium, Battery Park, New York City [Postcard], ca. 1931
Franky Abbott is an ACLS Public Fellow working on outreach, education, and content-related projects for DPLA. She has worked at a variety of academic institutions on digital programs and projects and as a 10–12 grade English teacher and college-level instructor. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Emory University.Read More »
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