Advanced Placement Conference for U.S. History

The New Hampshire Historical Society's annual Advanced Placement Conference for U.S. History helps prepare students for the AP U.S. History exam and is aligned with the most current version of the test. The conference provides instruction and activities covering document-based questions, historical thinking skills, exam themes throughout American history, and a detailed breakdown of the writing requirements, including crafting a solid thesis with a defendable argument, supporting that argument with documentary and outside evidence, contextualizing the argument with relevant historical details, and synthesizing the argument to create a first-class essay. Designed by AP teachers, exam readers, and college professors, the conference provides a complementary experience for AP students who have already laid the foundation in their classroom work.

The Society's 2015-16 AP Conference for U.S. History was held on March 6, 2016, with keynote speaker Christopher Capozzola, MIT history professor, author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen, and one of the writers of AP U.S. History exam. Details about the 2016-17 conference will be available this summer. To be added to the Society's email list for information about the AP Conference and other education programs, please contact DIrector of Education Elizabeth Dubrulle below.

The 2016 AP Conference for U.S. History was sponsored by EDvestinU, which offers undergraduate private loans for New Hampshire College Students, and Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts college located in Manchester, NH.




Elizabeth Dubrulle
Director of Education & Public Programs