Cost: $250 per participant (includes all 3 classes)
The AP U.S. History exam is the most popular Advanced Placement exam administered to Virginia high school students and this intensive three-part class will help students prepare for the final exam, which will be administered nation-wide on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Monday, April 17
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
During the first session student skills will be assessed, responses graded, and each student will receive individual feedback highlighting areas for improvement.
Wednesday, April 26
During the second session the instructor will provide general tips on how to address the various historical thinking skills embedded in the AP essays. In addition, he will instruct students on how to touch all the bases in the document-based questions, long-essay, and short-answer rubric requirements, and provide insights on how to attack the stimulus-based multiple choice questions.
Saturday, April 29
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This final session will focus on review activities that reinforce major content areas within the AP U.S. History Curriculum as well as provide a unique opportunity for students to engage with artifacts from the VHS’s collections in exercises that reinforce historical thinking skills.
About the instructor:
Christopher A. Averill, is an AP U.S. history teacher at Cosby High School in Chesterfield County. Mr. Averill also consults for the College Board and has twenty years experience grading the national exam. In 2016, he was named Chesterfield County’s teacher of the year and the Commonwealth’s Region 1 teacher of the year.
Sunday, 10–5 (Galleries & Museum Shop)
Museum and Gardens are open by appointment
Admission $6 adults (Free for members)