AP euro syllabus

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  1. 4capulina

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    I'm teaching AP for the first time this year. I recently submitted a few syllabi & both were rejected. The second time around I used a previously approved syllabus & it still got rejected.... So I'm a little annoyed by this. Do any of the legendary teachers out there have any advice for me? I'd appreciate advice..... Thx:thumb:
     
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    I'm using a new Spielvogel book this year. Perhaps the college board is confused by the use of such a new book.
     
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    Did you follow the guidelines exactly? I have never been turned down. Isn't it a little late to be submitting a syllabus for approval and course audit?
     
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    Did they give you feedback? Usually when they reject a syllabus they tell you what to fix.

    Also, Spielvogel is a pretty well-known scholar, I don't think that would be a problem.
     
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    Mine was rejected once, but that was because I didn't specify exactly what primary sources I was going to be using. It was a bit annoying, because I noted the BOOK were the primary sources would come from, but they wanted the specifics. IE: "Machiavelli's the Prince, short handout" -- rather than "Sources from the Western Tradition"

    I can send you my sample if you'd like, but I use a different text...
     
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    capulina, have you resubmitting your syallbus yet? I am getting into this late but just wanted to offer that over the past few years AP Euro has really stressed the importance of teaching social histories of peoples of Europe; gender, religious, soc-economic. Maybe go back to make sure you have address this issue and include assignments to reinforce this concept.

    Let us know . . . .
     
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    I resubmitted it & basically copied one of the examples on the website... Success! Thanks to all for you're advice here. :)
     

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