The key materials needed to build an AP economics course will be introduced.
Each of the major course topics will be covered during the session and usable lessons will be presented. All the major graphs will be analyzed. Teachers will also receive ideas for semester review sessions, key text resources, web resources, etc. Hints and suggestions will be given for exam strategies and time savings devices. Participants will have a usable portfolio lessons for their classes.
Ulrich Kleinschmidt has been teaching government and economics at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas since 1987 and has presented AP government and AP economics classes since the early 1990s. He also holds the position of department chairperson. His College Board experiences include working as a reader and table leader for the US government and politics exam since 1999. He has presented economics and government training sessions at multiple universities in College Board’s Southwest Region, Florida, California, Colorado, and Massachusetts. He has also had the chance to present economics training programs in eastern Russia, have led a national AP conference in Guanzhou, China and presented at the national AP conferences in California and Pennsylvania. He is the lead author for “Kaplan’s AP Government and Politics” review text and a contributing author and editor for “Pearson’s Test Prep Series for Economics.” Currently, his duties also include working with the College Board consultant mentor program in the fields of macro and micro economics.