Saturday, May 29, 2010

TOS Crew Review: History of the US Exam Prep

As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I was given a copy and asked to review an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Prep DVD (though I have no high schoolers) for US History. Cerebellum Corporation produces the DVDs to help students prepare for the AP Exam.

It is a 2 disc set totaling 73 minutes. The cost is $14.98 and is currently on sale for $11.24.

Topics Include:
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Origins of the Two-Party System
  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • Slavery and The Civil War
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • The Progressive Era
  • The Great Depression and The New Deal
  • WW II
  • The Civil Rights Movement & the Vietnam War
Each program includes a digital workbook with video notes, practice questions, and quizzes. There are effective test-taking advice and helpful tips.

This appears to be an interesting way for students to review for the AP exam. Not having high school students preparing to take an exam, I really cannot speak to its effectiveness. However, the price is nominal if you have a student who will be taking the AP US History Exam and you want to provide them with extra study material.

1 comment:

Lori said...

As a mom of a high school student, I think this series looks interesting. One video from the series was available from our library, so I am going to take a look at it that way. I plan on order a few if I like it as much as I think I will. Thanks for the review.