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U.S. History

Michael Kim

I have been a workshop consultant for the College Board since 2003.  I attended my first AP reading in 2001.  And now have twenty years of grading experience.  Over the past two decades, I have had many opportunities to work on the advancement of this course.  Specifically, with the redesign which took effect with the new exam in 2015.  I have authored an AP United States test bank for a textbook publisher as well as reviewed and edited several AP texts.  I am currently updating a teacher’s manual for one of the AP textbooks.  As an AP Consultant, I have authored portions of the APSI training materials, presented workshops in over half the states, and I have mentored several of the newer consultants.  Since 2018, I have been a member of the standing committee for United States History for NAEP. 

In 2014, I created one of the first Google Drives of the new multiple choice questions created by the participants of APSIs.  It is still widely shared by AP teachers on the AP Community site.  I have many resources to share.  Here is a link to my APSI Drive resources: https://bit.ly/apushfiles

The APSI session will have a high level of engagement and will offer ample opportunities for participants to collaborate and work with each other.     

Course Description


Day 1

Morning Session 1 – Class Management, The Philosophy of AP

  • Myths of Teaching AP
  • Lesson 2

Morning Session 2 – AP* U.S. History Course Description

  • Lesson 3
  • Lesson 4

Afternoon Session 1 – Understanding the Themes

  • Explore the Drive

Afternoon Session 2 – Introduction of Resources

  • Lesson 5 – Decades Paper
  • Lesson 6 – Treasure Hunt
Day 2

Morning Session 1 – The Multiple Choice

  • Lesson 7 – Developments and Processes

Morning Session 2 – Primary and Secondary Sources

  • Lesson 8 – Primary Sources
  • Lesson 9 – Secondary Sources

Afternoon Session 1 –Historical Thinking Skills

  • Freedom From Fear

Afternoon Session 2 – Multiple Choice Development

Day 3

Morning Session 1 – The Short Answer Questions

  • 2022 SAQs

Morning Session 2 – Lessons 10 12

  • Teaching Skills

Afternoon Session 1 – Planning

  • Syllabus and Calendar

Afternoon Session 2 – Long Essay Questions

  • 2022 LEQs
Day 4

Morning Session 1 – Strategies for Teaching the Course

  • Lesson 16 – Socratic Method
  • 2022 DBQ

Morning Session 2 – Sharing of Best Practices

  • Websites

Afternoon Session 1 – Activities, Projects, Simulations

  • Multiple Choice Questions

Afternoon Session 2 – Planning for 2022-2023