AP Social Studies Information

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Information regarding AP European History, AP Government, AP World History, and AP Psychology at FHN.

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AP Social Studies Information

  1. 1. AP SOCIAL STUDIES AP EUROPEAN HISTORY --MR. FETTIG AP GOVERNMENT -- MR. CROW AP PSYCHOLOGY -- MR. FOWLER AP UNITED STATES HISTORY -- MR. FOWLER AP WORLD HISTORY -- MRS. COIL
  2. 2. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES • Considerable amount of Reading and Analysis of Primary Source documents. • Document Based Questions • Considerable amount of Essay Writing. • Student responsibility for Reading of Textbook Material. • Class Participation – preparation and oral participation • Excellent Test-Taking abilities
  3. 3. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUED • Chapter Vocabulary • Discussion Questions – written and oral • Note-Taking • Socratic Seminars • Group Work • AP Exam in May
  4. 4. WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR AP SOCIAL STUDIES? • Students who have Very Good Reading and Writing Skills • Students who are Self-Starters • Students who carefully Prepare themselves for class requirements • Students who are Committed to challenging coursework. • Students who are good in Testing situations.
  5. 5. AP EUROPEAN HISTORY • 1350 CE to Present (Renaissance) • Document Based Questions/Essays • Comparative Essays • Free Response Essays • Higher Order Multiple Choice Test Questions • 19 Chapters covering Political, Social, Economic, Intellectual and Religious History of Modern Europe
  6. 6. AP GOVERNMENT Units of Study • • • • • • • • • Foundations of Am. Government The Constitution and Federalism The Legislative Branch The Executive Branch/Bureaucracy The Judicial Branch Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Politics and Elections Interest Groups Monetary, Social, Environmental, and Energy Policies
  7. 7. AP PSYCHOLOGY • This is a survey course of the field of psychology. Content covers everything from biology and statistics to abnormal and social psychology and everything inbetween. • 14 units and over 600 pages of text for which students are responsible. • Frequent quizzes/tests • Assignments include • Weekly article reviews • Group projects • Experiments • Successful completion of semester long regular psychology course is recommended.
  8. 8. AP UNITED STATES HISTORY • • • • • • • • • 1400 (Pre-Columbus)– Present 33 Chapters – student responsible to read (30-35 pgs per chapter) Significant reading of and writing about primary and secondary sources. Tests that cover both in class and book material. Higher Order Multiple Choice Test Questions Document Based Questions • Debates • Essays Comparative Essays Continuity and Change Over Time Essays Prior success in other honors or AP history courses recommended.
  9. 9. AP WORLD HISTORY • 8,000 BCE – Present • 10,000 Years of Human History • 33 Chapters – student responsible to read (30-35 pgs per chapter) • Chapter Quiz approx. every 4 school days • Higher Order Multiple Choice Test Questions • Document Based Questions • Debates • Essays • Comparative Essays • Continuity and Change Over Time Essays
  10. 10. WHO SHOULD NOT CONSIDER AN AP SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS? • Students with poor work completion • Students who do not study for exams • Students who are unwilling to read challenging reading sources • Students who are unwilling to read textbook assignments • Students who are unwilling to write essays or short answer questions • Students who have difficulty with any of the above requirements.

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