Reading Sources: Strategies for Teaching In-Depth Document Analysis
This session will discuss several strategies for helping students critically read wide variety of different type of historical sources-text-based, visual and quantitative. Each presenter is a master AP History teacher, representing U.S., European, and world history fields, and will model effective strategies to help students analyze historical sources—both primary and secondary—with a focus on deciphering historical context, purpose, audience, and author’s point-of-view. Participants will discuss how to apply the strategies in diverse teaching environments whether secondary or post-secondary. Furthermore, the participants will discuss how these source analysis strategies can lead to student success on the redesigned AP History exams or in other classroom assessments.