Brooke enjoys sharing his love and appreciation for history with students and peers of all ages. After earning his BA in History from Whitman College, a small liberal arts school in Walla Walla, Washington, he has taught and traveled throughout the US and Europe. Brooke student taught in Exeter, ENGLAND, and also worked for the Dept. of Defense teaching at Augsburg American High School in GERMANY before making Central Washington his home in 1988. He holds a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration and has coached baseball and football at several levels.
Currently at Moses Lake High School, this is Brooke’s 26th year teaching APUSH to juniors. As History Department Chair he has been instrumental in the addition of four new AP History courses to the curriculum at MLHS (Government, European, Macro Economics, and Human Geography). Brooke also taught APHUG to freshmen for eight years, in addition to APUSH. Brooke enjoys coaching the Varsity Knowledge Bowl team and serving as Key Club Advisor at MLHS. His 2016 and 2017 Knowledge Bowl teams were state champions.
Brooke has been a College Board APUSH exam Reader since 2001, becoming a Table Leader in 2011. He has been a College Board Consultant since 2001, teaching workshops in Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Idaho, Alaska, Utah and Colorado. Brooke believes that even master teachers can learn from their peers; and he encourages professional growth through sharing of lessons, strategies, and experiences. Brooke enjoys traveling, reading spy novels, and supporting the Seahawks, Mariners, and Washington State Cougars. He and Mary, his wife of 36 years, have two grown sons and a multi-ethnic rescue dog.
5-day AP U. S. History Institute Agenda
AP* Seminars Silicon Valley Online 2021
• To prepare teachers to teach the APUSH curriculum for the current school year
• To provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United State History.
• To familiarize participants with the continuum and flow of the US history curriculum from early settlement to present
• To familiarize participants with hands-on instructional methods and time management strategies necessary to successfully prepare students to pass the AP* Exam.
• To familiarize participants with interesting and meaningful individual and group assignments for students to complete throughout the year.
• To familiarize participants with the entire U.S. History Exam, how the essay parts are graded, and successful review techniques
All participants will need:
• a computer
• an activity or teaching strategy to share with the other participants.
• All instruction will be done online from 8am to 4pm. On Friday we will have class from 8 to 12. We will be using Zoom for our synchronous time. As much as possible, we will do group work, using breakout sessions on different formats. Make sure that your computer is able to use Zoom. More information on the class will become available as we get nearer to the workshop date.
• Discussion on the nuts and bolts of an AP class.
• First look at the curriculum
• Continue looking at the curriculum.
• Begin looking at activities for the classroom
• Work with historical reasoning skills
• Work with grading of the Long Essay and DBQ
• Continue activities
• Work with syllabus development
• Look at review for test
• Look at multiple choice questions and short answer questions
Day 5 (half day)
• Share activities
• Tie everything together