APUSH: The Remix

This course will introduce students to the major themes, content, and skills covered by the College Board’s AP United States History curriculum. Students will use the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s APUSH Study Guide and primary source documents in addition to other secondary sources to discuss major historical topics, narratives, and developments. This course centers multiple historical perspectives across the intersections of class, gender, and race in order to develop a complex historical understanding of the United States. At the end of this course, students will understand key skills and content that align with the College Board’s APUSH curriculum as well as a deeper understanding of the complexities and contradictions of human experience in the United States. 

Key Information

  • The course begins on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
  • Classes will occur once a week for six weeks.
  • Classes will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
  • Weekly classes are 60 minutes in length on Zoom. These sessions will incorporate a combination of lectures, activities conducted on the Zoom chat, polls, Q&As, and discussions.  
  • This course has an estimated weekly commitment of two hours, one hour of class time plus an additional hour to view online lectures.

Intended Audience

This course is for high school students (Grades 9–12). Parents, teachers, and other adults are welcome to attend the course but are asked not to participate in polls or submit discussion questions so that we may prioritize student learning.

Lesson Schedule and Registration

Registration is for the full 6-session course. Students must have a Gilder Lehrman account to register for a History School course. Create a free account here.

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Classes

Week  1

 

Thursday, July 1, 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET

What Is APUSH? Why Multiple Perspectives?: Students will be introduced to the APUSH Curriculum Framework, key focus skills, and the importance of exploring historical developments and narratives through multiple perspectives in APUSH period 9.

Week 2

Thursday, July 8, 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET

Settler Colonialism, Slavery, and the American Revolution: We will explore the relationship between settler colonialism, slavery, and the American Revolution in APUSH periods 13.

Week 3

Thursday, July 15, 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET

Growing Pains: The Expansion of the United States: We will explore the growth of the United States and the subsequent implications of this growth on domestic affairs, particularly in leading to the Civil War in APUSH periods 4 and 5.

Week 4

Thursday, July 22, 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET

The “2nd” American Revolution & Reconstruction: We will explore the impact and aftermath of the Civil War, with particular attention to the social, political, and economic changes that resulted in APUSH periods 5 and 6.

Week 5

Thursday, July 29, 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET

Understanding American Capitalism: We will explore the development of modern capitalism in the United States with a focus on urbanization, industrialization, and immigration, while also exploring the intersections of class, gender, and race in APUSH periods 6 and 7.

Week 6

Thursday, August 5, 3:30–4:30 p.m. ET

Policing and Conflict: We will explore the development of the United States into a global superpower and the relationship between policing and conflicts, both domestically and internationally, in APUSH periods 7–9. 

Meet Your Teacher

Corey Winchester teaches US History and Sociology of Class, Gender, and Race at Evanston Township High School where he is an Induction Co-Coordinator and staff coordinator of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR). He was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education (2016), received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching (2019), and was honored as Illinois History Teacher of the Year (2020). Mr. Winchester has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago. He is currently a PhD student in Learning Sciences and a Social Sciences methods instructor in the Teacher Education program at Northwestern University.

Meet Your lecturer

Sara Ziemnik has taught American history and world history for twenty years at Rocky River High School in Ohio, where she centers her students’ experience around discussion and inquisitive learning. In 2017 she was awarded National History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. She encourages her students to learn from one another. Of her approach, she says, “My students have the responsibility as American citizens to form their own opinions.”

Participation Certificate

Students who attend 5 out of 6 live classes and watch 80% of course lectures can get a certificate from the Gilder Lehrman Institute confirming their participation in this History School course.

Please email historyschool@gilderlehrman.org if you have any questions.