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Bell Ringer: Interpreting Documents during the AP U.S. History Exam

Interpreting Documents during the AP U.S. History Exam

Jason Stacy and Matthew Ellington, co-authors of Fabric of a Nation: A Brief History with Skills and Sources, for the AP Course, hosted a study session for the Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam. Using an example, they discussed what students strategies students should take when interpreting documents on the AP U.S. History exam.

Description

Jason Stacy and Matthew Ellington, co-authors of Fabric of a Nation: A Brief History with Skills and Sources, for the AP Course, hosted a study session for the Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam. Using an example, they discussed what strategies students should take when interpreting documents on the AP U.S. History exam.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What questions should you ask yourself when viewing documents?
  • Based on the clips, what three tasks should students do when interpreting a document?
  • How can the title and date help you determine what the document is about?
  • Based on the example, what can be learned from the title and the date of the document?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Ap United States History
    • Document-based Question
    • Reconstruction
    • Sharecropping
    • Source

    Topics

    EducationU.S. History

    Grades

    High School