• Lendol Calder
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, July 2015, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s153778141500016x

Assessing the Revised History Advanced Placement Program

What is it about?

The new Advanced Placement test in US history has come in for a lot of flak. Are the revisions to AP History really changes for the better? Will the new expectations of the exam make a difference in how teachers teach the course? Can the new APUSH curriculum survive politicization in the rough and tumble of the culture wars? In this article I answer these questions and share some thoughts about how APUSH could be taught in an era of deep disagreements about values and the nature of history.

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