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

Kim earned her PhD in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught US history at the college level for eight years. She has graded the AP US History exam in the past and is currently hard at work creating videos and exercises to help students master US history!

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- I have 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. And I think it would be kind of, I would judge it as like a day's worth of 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, that students are taking away the key learning objectives that they should get for the AP exam. - [Instructor] 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. - [Instructor] So I've brought you here to talk about the Gilded Age, which is one of my favorite eras of American history. - [Man] 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. - [Instructor] No, because it is the only era of American history I can think of that has a sarcastic name. (man laughs) - Because it is fun. We hope to give students that sense that history is not a boring subject. It's really fun.