||Sample Lessons for Teaching AP U.S. History
Using DBQs from Past Exams as Teaching Resources
- 1993: Compare New England and the Chesapeake region to 1700.
- 1985: Did the Articles of Confederation provide an effective government?
- 1989: Appropriateness of Booker T. Washington's and W.E.B DuBois's strategies.
- 1994: U.S. Expansionism 1885-1914: Departure from previous expansionism?
- 1984: Was Herbert Hoover a Conservative and Franklin Roosevelt a Liberal?
- 1995: Goals, Strategies and Support of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960's
- 2001: How successfully did the Eisenhower Administration address Cold War fears?
- 2003: Effectiveness of responses of FDR's Administration to the Great Depression.
- The Salem Witch Trials and The Crucible Compared
- Economic Opportunity Free African Americans in 1860
- The Great Migration
- Japanese-American Internment
Using Videos and Video Excerpts as Teaching Resources
- The TET Offensive: A Turning Point
- The Birmingham Demonstrations and The Origins of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Great Migration
- "The Uprising of the 20,000": The Garment Workers' Strike of 1909
- The "New" Immigrants of the Early 20th Century
- Practicing the Art of Identifying Historical Interpretation
- Sex Discrimination in the Work Place in the 1970s
- Social Class in Contemporary America
- The Changing Nature of the Contemporary American Families
Lessons Using Print-Based Primary Sources
- African Americans in the Late Colonial Period
- Land and Labor in the South during Reconstruction
- Naturalization Laws and the Issue of Race, 1790-1952
- Plain Folk: Autobiographical Sketches from the Turn of the Century
Creating Your Own Teaching Resources
- Women, Work and Family since World War II: A Simulation
- An Introduction to Critical Viewing: Gordon Parks' Photo of Ella Watson
- Margaret Walker's Jubilee as an Historical Source
- Lecture: The Harlem Renaissance
- Lecture: Free African Americans, 1790-1860: An Interpretation
Using Music as a Teaching Resource
- I'm Glad Billy Joel Doesn't
Teach AP History, but Bob Dylan Might
- Slave Songs and Slave Culture: Three Spirituals
- Polarization of Public Opinion, 1965-1970
- Music of the Vietnam War Era
- Music of the Sixties: An Interpretation
CD-ROMs as Teaching Resources
- Art and American Identity (National Museum of American Art)
- Assimilating the American Indian (Who Built America?)
- Arthur Miller Discusses The Crucible (The Crucible)