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Re: Changes to the AP World History Course & Exam (X-Post from H-World)

Lots here. I'll focus on three things - assessment, historiography, West and the Rest in WHAP:

Yes, it would be great if history teaching became more focused on reading, writing, and discussing. And that's about it. Let me recommend Mike Schmoker's _Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, 2nd Edition_ It is a manifesto for literacy across all subjects. I give it my highest recommendation. All pre-practicum and methods teachers should assign it!