Advanced Placement European History Institute at Montgomery College
Presenter: Alice D. Grant
This workshop is designed to provide both beginning and experienced participants with an overview of the content knowledge and intellectual skills required for success in the new college level European History course covering four chronological periods from 1450 to the present.
The instructor will focus on the organization of instructional units to address the required components of the new course that was implemented by the College Board during 2015-2016. The selection of appropriate college level materials—textbook as well as primary and secondary source readings and other ancillary resources—for use in developing the instructional units will be considered. Instructional strategies to be applied throughout the course to help students strengthen their historical thinking and analytical writing skills will be emphasized. Suggestions for preparing students for success on the new AP European History examination in Document Based and Long Essays as well as the new type of multiple choice and shorter extended response questions—will also be presented.
Since Mrs. Grant has been participating in the College Board’s national training for the implementation of the new Advanced Placement History courses, the workshop will reflect her understanding of the major changes as well as her recommendations for addressing these changes. As time permits, in addition to considering instructor-generated materials, opportunities will be provided for collaboration with other participants in the planning of curriculum units.
Instructor Bio, Alice D. Grant
Alice D. Grant was Social Studies Department Chair (6-12) at Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, New York. A consultant to the College Board in AP United States and European History and Pre AP Social Studies instruction, Alice has taught graduate level courses for AP history teachers and methods courses for pre- service teachers and has presented numerous workshops on pre AP, AP, and Regents teaching strategies throughout the region.
Mrs. Grant has had two articles on Advanced Placement History teaching published in AHA Perspectives. Honored by both the Westchester and New York State Councils for Social Studies with the Distinguished Social Studies Educator Award, Alice is also a charter member of the New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning. In the last four years, Alice has been participating in the College Board’s national training in preparation for the implementation of the new Advanced Placement History courses.