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The change in content for the new 2016-2017 course redesign is not really that significant, but as you can see in the chart below, the assessment is a different story. I have written elsewhere about the importance of teaching and drilling the Historical Thinking Skills into students’ heads. It will be more incumbent upon teachers to do so after 2016. This is especially true in regard to students responding to source material such as maps, primary and secondary sources, graphs, art, and data charts. Tasks connected to a historial stimulus will constitute approximately seventy five percent of the new exam. By way of comparison, the percentage of stimulus items on the current exam is twenty to twenty-five percent.
Section II lasts for a total of 100 minutes, and it includes a document-based question (DBQ) and a long essay question (LEQ). Students are allowed to work on either essay within this total time period. The section begins with a 15 minute reading period where students are advised to read both the documents for DBQ. However, students may begin writing during this time; most students take notes on the documents in order to plan out the DBQ. Students are advised to spend 45 minutes writing the DBQ and then 40 writing the LEQ, but there are no rules on when each essay must be worked on. There are three prompts for the LEQ, but only one needs to be chosen. Each LEQ prompt addresses a different period, with one addressing periods 1 & 2, another addressing periods 3 & 4, and a third addressing periods 5 & 6.