World History

The aim of this course is to provide teachers with the philosophical framework and the practical tools to construct and teach a course in AP World History and prepare students for the AP World History exam. We will work with the new format of the exam, the tweaked syllabus, and how to best prepare students and student assessments for the new exam format.

We will discuss the themes and eras of the course, how to cover the content and create a curricular map of the course, what print and web resources are available and appropriate for the course, and how to teach the skills necessary to succeed on the AP exam.

It would be useful if you could bring the text you will assign to the students with if you know what it will be, but it is not necessary. The course assumes that your students will be reading a college-level text, which is a requirement for an AP course and the AP Audit/syllabus certification. Participating teachers will have the opportunity to examine a number of appropriate texts and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. Additionally, there should be a few primary source readers available for assessment.

If you currently are teaching any history/social studies course, please bring:

  • a copy of the textbook your students will be using
  • a laptop if you have one and a flashdrive/memory stick
  • a copy of your school’s 2016-17 master calendar. We will have time to do some curriculum mapping




Institute Faculty

The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.

Daily Schedule

Classes are scheduled from Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Class check-in begins at 7 a.m. with as brief orientation at 7:20 a.m.

Participants receive a catered lunch at a waterfront restaurant each day.

Morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks are provided each day.

An Opportunity for Learning and Interacting

Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledgeand skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.

Course Questions?

Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the instructor’s name. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.

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