AP Seminar

Summer 2017 Assignment

Welcome to AP Seminar! Below is information about the summer assignment. All parts of the assignment must be completed prior to the first day of class. If you have any questions please email me at michelle.perrigin@acsk-12.org

Your AP Seminar summer assignment has 3 components:
Part 1: Summer Assignment Acknowledgment Form

          Part 2: Technology Task
          Part 3: Research Topic: Technological Unemployment

Part 1: Summer Assignment Acknowledgment Form
Download the summer assignment document Summer 2017 Assignment.
Once you have read through the materials, click the link below to submit the form       
Summer Assignment Acknowledgment Form.

Part 2: Technology Task
In the fall, AHS is integrating technology that will support and enhance your learning. You will receive an iPad Pro iOS 10.3. Our everyday experiences in the classroom are shifting and will begin to look very different from our traditional modes of learning. The possibilities are endless! With this in mind, I want you to take ownership of our technology implementation and offer your suggestions for resources that should be made available to you, your peers, and the teachers at AHS.

For Part 2 of your summer assignment, you will complete the Technology Task (found in the summer assignment packet). Your objective is to identify 5 apps that will enhance student learning on the iPad Pro.

Part 3: Research

Complete the Research Information handout included in the summer assignment packet. Your objective is to:

  • Identify 5 sources of information on the topic of Technological Unemployment
  • Provide citation information for 5 sources on the topic
  • Select and print 2 of the sources that offer differing perspectives
  • Annotate the selected texts (If the source is a speech or lecture, you may annotate a transcript)

You will find information about proper annotation on the last page of the assignment packet.

Summer Assignment Rubric

Possible sources of information

AHS Library link to databases click here
Ted Talk
Google Scholar
TN Electronic Library
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Video: AP Capstone Overview

AP CAPSTONE at Arlington High School
AP Capstone™ is an innovative program from the College Board that equips students     with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two              new courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and        enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses. AP Seminar will be offered in the Fall of 2017 at AHS and AP Research in the Fall of 2018.

Who should take AP Seminar?
Upcoming 11th grade students who desire to:

– Strengthen argumentative writing & research skills
– Collaborate in teams to present & defend findings
– Explore topics across multiple disciplines
– Think critically to construct meaning & understanding
– Understand how to evaluate & analyze sources with accuracy
– Complete the AHS Scholars capstone project

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