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Redesigning Advanced Placement U.S. History

L. Charap
2013 OAH Magazine of History  
Recent changes to Advanced Placement U.S. History have sparked a national debate concerning goals and purposes o f college level history courses. Critics suggest that the revisions result in a national curriculum that prom otes a revisionist history perspective. Defenders claim that revisions are an im portant step in preparing students fo r 21st century citizenship. This document analysis identifies key differences betw een the 2010 and 2014 AP U.S. History fram eworks and considers changes m
more » ... onsiders changes m ade in 2015 by College Board in response to the national debate. The challenges o f applying a social justice lens to curriculum are discussed, and suggestions are m ade concerning the application o f procedural social justice to stim ulate voluntary cooperative behavior on the part o f m em bers o f groups, thereby enhancing true social justice for all mem bers o f society. A procedural justice lens is suggested to enhance com m itm ent and cooperation among individuals, groups, and societies.
doi:10.1093/oahmag/oat018 fatcat:b2p5oigzrnbkjlugwzo2gxfdri