George Henry is in this thirty-fifth year of teaching in the public and private schools of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has served as teacher, department chair, curriculum specialist, and student council advisor at South High School, Highland High School, Rowland Hall-St. Marks School and East High School. George has also served as a member of the Educational Testing Services Achievement Test Development committee in United States History, and as Faculty Consultant at the AP U.S. History reading. In addition, George was part of the development team on the College Board Social Studies Vertical Teams Project. George co-authored Pre AP topics for Vertical Teams: Improving
Student Writing, and revised the McGraw-Hill AP Achiever: Advanced Placement Exam Prep Guide.
George has served the Western Region of the College Board in the capacity of Regional Council member, Academic Assembly Chair, and Regional Council Chair. He is a consultant for AP U.S. History, Building Success, and AP Vertical Teams workshops. George has a strong commitment to equity and access for all students to AP programs, and focuses his attention specifically on how to increase paths of access for minority and underrepresented students in AP courses. He has also served on the National Academic Advisory Committee of the College Board. Currently he teaches United States History at East High School in Salt Lake City, and is an Adjunct Instructor specializing in teaching methods in the History Department at the University of Utah.
Please bring a laptop if possible. It would be helpful if before we meet you read Historical Thinking: And Other Unnatural Acts, Charting the Future of Teaching the Past by Sam Wineburg, ISBN 1-56639-855-X, ISBN 1-56639-856-8 and Enlivening Secondary History: 40 Classroom Activities for Teachers and Pupils by Peter Davies, Rhys Davies and Derek Lynch, ISBN 10: 0-415-25349-7, ISBN 13: 978-0-415-25349-9.