AP US History

1 Year
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Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B in current social science course with consideration of AP Potential and Learner Development grades.

AP US History is a challenging course that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshman college course and, depending on the score earned on the AP exam, can earn students college credit. Using the College Board course description as a guide, the course will cover US History from the PreColumbian Indians and the Age of Discovery to the present time. Supplementary readings in the form of primary and secondary sources, essays, and books on special themes provide substantive and thematic coverage of American history. Special emphasis will be placed on essay writing, document-based essays, and the historical analysis of various events in American history. This course prepares students for the demands of college-level reading and writing, and the responsibility for learning. Students enrolled will be required to take the College Board exam in May. *This course fulfills a university US History requirement.