The Cold War is a long, complex topic in US and World History classes. Here's how I jump in and get my students to immediately understand the idea behind the Cold War before getting into any of the details. On day 1 of my Cold War unit (for both my US History and AP® World… Continue reading Introducing the Cold War in High School History Classes
Author: Alessandra Timmins
How to Handle ChatGPT and AI-Generated Essays in the Classroom
Teachers everywhere are currently realizing that students now have an incredibly new, powerful tool for creating unique essays within minutes that are decent quality, and, most notably, not their own original work. If you haven't already, visit this new chat bot and go take a look. Ask it a few questions. Plug in your writing… Continue reading How to Handle ChatGPT and AI-Generated Essays in the Classroom
Using Graphic Organizers in AP® World History
Graphic organizers are a great way to help students visualize important information. I like to include them in history instruction because there can be so much information delivered- especially in an AP® course- that many students need a way to organize that information so they can more effectively retain the content. AP® World History Graphic… Continue reading Using Graphic Organizers in AP® World History
Assess the Writing of Your AP World History Students with these Easy Prompt Options
Assess your AP students' writing with this easy, first-week-of-school history prompt.