H531 | AP U.S. History

Course Description

AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college or university U.S. history course. In AP U.S. History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society.Students in Advanced Placement courses are expected to take the AP exam in May and part of the class will focus on that preparation. Successful completion of the APUSH exam may qualify students for college credit or exemption from initial college history classes.
State ID#: 04104
Department: History and Social Science
Grade Level:10, 11, 12
Credits: 10.0
Alternate Credits:
Class Type: CORE Academic
Pre/Co-Requisites: Critical Issues in US History or AP US History. Grade 10 students may request to take this course if they can be scheduled in the second semester after completing Critical Issues US History in the first semester.

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Class of 2025 Gr. 11 Course Selection is Monday, February 26, 2024 through Sunday March 3rd