Below you will find overview materials for AP Seminar, including the teacher syllabus and a document outlining the entire course structure and milestones. We have also included several PowerPoint presentations that were used for an accelerated summer course. Due to the shortened timeframe of that course, these presentations combine ideas from several different modules and will not align with the modules on the following pages that were used in the standard-length course.
AP SEMINAR: Critical Thinking and Research Basics
This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of AP Capstone. It also introduces critical thinking and writing.
Exploratory Research and Narrowing Questions
This PowerPoint presentation talks about generating individual lenses, considering perspectives and refining your questions.
Proper Source Selection
This PowerPoint presentation emphasizes how to decide what to look for in your sources and setting up extended annotated bibliographies.
Identifying Main Ideas and Argument Structures
This PowerPoint presentation outlines how to identify context and background information vs claims and arguments, as well as how to identify argument parts and their relationships.
Part 2: Epistemology and The Basics of Informal Logic
This PowerPoint presentation defines and explores the basics of epistemology and introduces informal logic and argument diagramming.
Part 3: Evaluating and What to Consider (Rhetoric and Methods of Persuasion)
This PowerPoint presentation talks about the need to analyze the author’s line of reasoning and evaluate the effectiveness of the evidence used to support the argument’s claims.
Part 4: RAVEN and Logical Fallacy
This PowerPoint presentation introduces the RAVEN method for analyzing a source’s credibility and effectiveness. It also reviews common logical fallacies.
Part 5: Art as Argument, Visual Rhetoric, and OPTIC
This PowerPoint presentation explains how to understand texts and images that performative or artistic as arguments. It also introduces the OPTIC method for analyzing visual texts.
Recognizing Common Arguments, and Building your Own
This PowerPoint presentation, reviews three methods of argument evaluation: Toulmin method, Rogerian Method, and Classical Method.
AP4CTE AP Seminar
This Word document is the overview for the “AP4CTE AP Seminar: Building a Dynamic Workforce” course.
AP4CTE AP Seminar AVG Version
This is the same overview, but the PDF version.
AP4CTE AP Seminar: Building a Dynamic Workforce Syllabus
This Word document is the teacher version of the syllabus for the course “AP4CTE AP Seminar: Building a Dynamic Workforce”
AVG version of AP4CTE AP Seminar: Building a Dynamic Workforce
This PDF document is the teacher version of the syllabus for the course “AP4CTE AP Seminar: Building a Dynamic Workforce”