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US History

The AP U.S. History course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in U.S. history. The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. Students should learn to assess historical materials—their relevance to a given interpretive problem, reliability, and importance—and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. An AP U.S. History course should thus develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgment and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format.  If you would like to know more, please speak with Mr. Redders.

AP Course Sequence

 Freshman Year Civics and Society
 Sophomore Year World History
 Junior Year AP US History
 Senior Year Economics
AP US History may be taken in place of US History to fulfill the graduation requirement.  The prerequisites are a B average in social studies courses.

Student Resources

The College Board provides students with resources for AP US History.  Use the drop down menu on the left for specific topics under US History including information about topics in the course, the exam, calculators and equations, and sample questions and scoring.
 

HippoCampus is a resource students can use for homework help.  Browse the US History section for AP to find videos and homework help.


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Lynda Oleinik,
Feb 7, 2011, 9:35 AM