ERIC Number: EJ1043138
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Publication Date: 2013-Oct
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Structuring the AP Art History Course
Herscher, Walter R.
Social Education, v77 n5 p266-269 Oct 2013
While AP (Advanced Placement) Art History may be taught within the art department in many schools, social studies teachers are equally capable of teaching the course well. They have the historical background to discuss the reasons for changes in art styles. A teacher's preparation is similar to teaching a course stressing political history, whereas this course stresses art history. To maximize success, teachers should invest time creating a visual library, attend AP workshops whenever possible, and take relevant history courses if necessary to better understand the background of an artistic era. AP Art History teachers also need to review previous exams in order to structure the course so that students will be well prepared.
Descriptors: Art History, Advanced Placement, Social Studies, Workshops, History Instruction, Course Organization, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Qualifications, Course Content, Instructional Materials, Test Construction
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