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Advanced Placement U. S. History - Dual Credit (APUSH-DC)  

Paul K. Ryan

The AP and Dual Credit program in United States is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States.  The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses.  The degree of commitment required by the student is considerable, the pace of the course intense, and the level of work required equivalent to college and university standards.  Students will learn to assess historical materials, their relevance to given interpretive problems, their reliability, and their importance.  They will also learn to weigh evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.  This course will develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgement, and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format.  Welcome to APUSH-DC!

 

Contact Information

         Phone            (210) 397 - 5150 ext. 3212
         E-Mail            http://www.nisd.net/contactus/         
         Conference    1:25 - 2:15  (6th Period)

 

Tutoring Schedule

         Mornings       7:30 - 8:30
         Mid-Day      11:55 - 12:25   (4th Period, after Connections Class)
         Afternoons    4:10 - ????

 

Teaching Experience

         1995 - Present      Tom C. Clark High School
                                       Subjects Taught  - AP-DC U.S. History
                                                                     AP World History
                                                                     U.S. History (1877 to Present)
                                                                      World History
 
         1988 - 1995         John H. Wood Middle School
                                     Subjects Taught - U.S. History (Beginnings to 1877)
 
         1985 - 1988         James Madison High School
                                     Subjects Taught - U.S. History (1877 to Present)
                                                                   World History

 

Committees & Clark Community Involvement   

  • Social Studies Advanced Placement/Dual Credit Program Team Leader
  • "Voice" of the Cougar Band
  • AVID Site Team Member - Social Studies
  • NISD AP-Dual Credit Task Force
  • Pathways College Readiness Comittee: Co-Chair Secondary Social Studies
  • National Honor Society Faculty Council Member
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    Education
     
            University of Texas at San Antonio   (MA in Progress)
             Stephen F. Austin State University   1978 - 1980      BA History and English
             United States Military Academy at West Point   1976 - 1978

     

    Highlights

             PTA Honorary Life Membership                                     2012
             HEB Excellence in Education Award State Semi-Finalist   2012
             Tom C. Clark High School Teacher of the Year                   2010
             NISD Social Studies Teacher of the Month                          2010
             Harvard Book Award                                                           2009
             PTA "Ken Patranella Go the Extra Mile" Award               2008
             HEB Excellence in Education Award State Semi-Finalist   2007
             NSHSS   Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction                     2006
             ATPE   State Secondary Teacher of the Year                      1995
             KENS   "Thanks to Teachers" Award                                 1992
             Who's Who Among American Teachers

     

    Schedule

     

    Period

    Course

    Rm

    Time

       

    Period 1

    AP-DC U. S. History

    A212

    8:50 - 9:40

       

    Period 2

    AP-DC U. S. History

    A212

    9:45 - 10:35

       

    Period 3

    AP-DC U. S. History

    A212

    10:40 - 11:30

       

    Period 4

    Connections/Lunch/Tutoring

    A212

    11:35 - 12:25

       

    Period 5

    AP-DC U. S. History

     A212

    12:30 - 1:20

       

    Period 6

    Conference

    A212

    1:25 - 2:15

       

    Period 7

    AP-DC U. S. History

    A212

    2:20 - 3:10

       

    Period 8

    AP-DC U. S. History

    A212

    3:15 - 4:05

       


    Student Handouts

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    Resources

    Site Description

    Classroom Information

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    APUSH Calendar 13-14.pdf 10/14/2013
    Microsoft Word - APUSH Course Description 12-13.pdf 10/19/2013

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