Advanced Placement United States History (05020230)

Advanced Placement United States History (05020230)


1.0 Credit; Weighted
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 11
Prerequisite(s): Teacher Recommendation

This course in an opportunity for the motivated and talented social studies student to use the methods historians use to bring insight and analysis to events in our nation’s past. Advanced Placement US History is a college-level course that focuses on historical concepts and developments in the history of the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present. Strong reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and study are necessary for success. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, and interpretation of original documents. A college-level textbook is used. Several weeks are spent in intensive review to prepare students to take the College Board AP exam. (S)