APSI: AP World History for New Teachers, Week 3, Option 1

Focus will be on taking as many additional steps as possible on what is an extensive journey seeking the best ways to teach the AP World History course.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

Priority will be to help new teachers work within the parameters of the curriculum to identify exactly what students are asked to know and do. The session overview of the required aspects of the curriculum will include the interplay of the key concept outline, historical reasoning skills, disciplinary practices, and the implications for teaching. Particular attention will be given to how to score assessments applying rubrics and national standards. Session activities and discussion will support new AP world history teachers in evolving their individual pedagogy and curriculum.


Sectionsort descending Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42815 James Sabathne On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Instructor: James Sabathne

James Sabathne (MA, NBCT) teaches AP U.S. History and AP World History at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois. He has served as an AP U.S. History reader, table leader, and exam leader since 2001 and most reently worked as the Co-Chair of the AP U.S. History Test Development Committee. He presented at numerous conferences including AP annual meetings, the American Historical Association annual meeting, Best Practices Night at the AP US reading, and the Organization of American Historians Conference. His publications include: Past Forward: Articles from the Journal of American History Volumes I and II, (Oxford University Press, 2016); Course Planning and Pacing Guide resource for Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty 3rd Edition, (WW Norton, 2014); Strive For A 5: Preparing for the AP* World History Exam, (Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2013); and is a contributor to Robert Strayer and Eric Nelson’s Ways of the World: A Global History with Sources, 3rd Ed, (Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2016).

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 31, 2018

End Date: Aug. 03, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

  • What is necessary to teach a successful AP World History course
  • Course planning and pacing referencing the key concept outline
  • Assessments – Scoring Standards & Preparing Students for Success:
    • Short answer
    • Long essay
    • Document based question
    • Multiple choice
  • Lessons aimed at developing historical thinking skills
  • Tactics to integrate secondary sources in the AP World History course
  • AP course audit
  • Recruitment, retention, differentiation, and measuring academic growth
  • Laptop or digital device with WiFi capability
  • Paper and writing utensil
  • Your course textbook, any primary or secondary readers, and materials you are likely to use in planning

Significant workshop materials will be distributed in a variety of digital formats including via Dropbox and/or USB flash drives.