AP Seminar is a relatively new course and is the first stage of the two year AP Capstone program. The course does not typically rely on a textbook, so this syllabus contains references and links to the primary and secondary sources needed to fulfill College Board’s expectations of student exposure to a variety of rigorous text types.
The emphasis of this iteration of AP Seminar is on California, although you could easily modify it for your own state’s history, populations, and cultures while keeping the organization and tasks of this syllabus intact.
The syllabus is organized as such:
Introduction to Critical Thinking
Unit 1: Expansion within California
Unit 2: California: Identity and Citizenship
Unit 3: The Californian Version of the American Dream
Unit 4: Performance Task 1
Unit 5: Performance Task 2
Unit 6: End of Course Exam review
Unit 7: Introduction to AP Research