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Resources and Action Items: New AP (anti) U.S. History Curriculum Framework

Resources and Action Items: New AP (anti) U.S. History Curriculum Framework

Resources and action items for the new AP (anti)U.S. History Curriculum Framework

Without state pushback, this new APUSH Curriculum Framework will go into effect this fall (2014). Without state pushback, APUSH teachers may have to ignore their own state’s U.S. History standards if they hope to prepare their students for success on the new APUSH exam – which will NOT cover material outside the new Framework.

We are not taking a “wait and see” approach while the College Board puts out e-mails and posts FAQs.  Educate yourself and others on the new Framework and then take action by completing the action items listed below the document and web articles.

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Update 2-25-15

February 18, 2015 – Joint House and Senate Education Committee Hearing in Georgia
Click here to watch the hearing.

  • Stanley Kurtz and Larry Krieger exposed the underlying dangers of the College Board’s new Framework and the need for an alternative testing options.
  • Guests speaking in opposition to the new APUSH Framework and Exam: Dr. Stanley Kurtz and former AP History teacher and APUSH expert Larry Krieger
  • Guests speaking in support of the new APUSH Framework and Exam: Trevor Packer (College Board) and AP history teacher Chad Hoge.

Dr. Stanley Kurtz Testimony Before the Georgia State Legislature On AP U.S. History

Georgia State Senator: AP U.S. History Test Should Be Scrapped, CBS Atlanta

AP U.S. History controversy becomes a debate on America, Politico

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(Georgians: Click here for state specific information and action items.)

The College Board responds to the groundswell of opposition to the new Framework.

Documents

Web articles

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Action Item #1: Listen to the archive of the APUSH conference call recorded August 4, 2014.
Instructions: Call the number below and then enter the access code and reference number.
Playback number: 530-881-1099
Access Code: 632867#
Reference number: 1#

Click here to listen in MP3 format.

Panel included:

  • Larry Krieger- Teacher of SAT classes for over 20 years and AP classes for over 35 years, specializing in AP U. S. History (APUSH).
  • Ken Mercer, Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) member who has been working aggressively to delay the rollout of the new APUSH Framework.
  • Jane Robbins- Attorney and a senior fellow with the American Principles Project in Washington, D.C.

Click here for full bio of panelists.

Action Item #2: Sign the Open Letter to David Coleman
Click here to sign the the letter.

Action Item #3: Contact The College Board and express your concerns about APUSH.
Click here for The College Board contact information.

Action Item #4: Download the Suggestion Action Items document and start making an impact in your state!

Action #6: Sign up to receive APUSH alerts. E-mail cwageorgia@comcast.net and specify APUSH Alerts in subject line.

Action Item #7: Educate yourself and others on the APUSH issue.  See documents and web articles above.

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