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Meet Kim, one of the creators of Khan Academy's AP US History lessons

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I've been working on the US history content here for more than two years now and we have a team of experts who've been in the classroom for many years who have advanced degrees in US history who really rigorously write tape and edit each other's work I think it would be kind of like a day's work class everything that we've done on the Khan Academy website meets the AP requirements so teachers can feel confident that when they send their students to watch a video or read an article or practice with an exercise on Khan Academy but students are taking away the key learning objectives that they should get for the AP exam it's a frequent misconception that people in this time period thought that the world was flat we really wanted to make this material approachable and fun and so throughout I think students will see a real enthusiasm for the material and a sense of humor so that it's not just reading a history textbook so I've brought you here to talk about the Gilded Age which is one of my favorite eras of American history because everything was great and covered in gold it's really interacting with some of the big questions of history and having an opportunity to explore those with enthusiasm no because it is the only era of American history I can think of that has a sarcastic name because it is fun we hope to give students that sense that history is not a boring subject it's really fun
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