The exam resources below reflect the content, scope, and design specifications of the redesigned AP . History Exam, which was first administered in May 2015. The exams from 2014 and before do not reflect the redesigned exam. These resources are provided to help you become familiar with the kinds of topics and questions that have been asked on previous years’ AP Exams. To access the files below, you need to log into your College Board account. If you do not have a College Board account, you can create one by selecting ‘ Sign In ’ in the header and following the prompts to sign-up.
AP . History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university . history course. In AP . History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society.
A few weeks ago, I purchased review books for each of my students. I discovered the No Bull book about six years ago and really liked it. I give little assignments from the book to help reinforce the material. For tonight, they have to create 4 flashcards using their books on the following terms: judicial review, McCulloch v. Maryland, Gibbons v. Ogden, Dartmouth College v. Woodward. This will help them with what we are doing in class tomorrow. (Note: The link for the review book is NOT an affiliate link. I am making no money from writing about this book – I don’t even get a discount for the books I bought. I am just a fan of the book and all things MrKlaff . He is one of the first history teachers I found on YouTube and inspired me to make my videos.)