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COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will complete survey coverage of United States History from Pre-Columbian American societies to the period which follows the American Civil War using the text, Out of Many.  Because of the enormous volume of information involved in such a wide range of coverage, emphasis will be on major events, personalities, and concepts.


AP US History prep requires an examination of the following time periods. We will cover those in bold:

A.    Period 1: 1491-1607

B.     Period 2: 1607-1754

C.     Period 3: 1754-1800

D.    Period 4: 1800-1848

E.     Period 5: 1848-1877

F.      Period 6: 1865-1898

G.    Period 7: 1890-1945

H.    Period 8: 1945-1980

I.       Period 9: 1980-Present

AP US History prep requires an examination of the following themes:

A.    American and National Identity

B.     Politics and Power

C.     Work, Exchange, and Technology

D.    Culture and Society

E.     Migration and Settlement

F.      Geography and the Environment

G.    America in the World


Correlating Chapters from Out of Many

Chapter 1: A Continent of Villages (To 1500)

Chapter 2: When Worlds Collide (1492-1590)

Chapter 3: Planting Colonies in North America (1588-1701)

Chapter 4: Slavery and Empire (1441-1770)

Chapter 5: Cultures of Colonial North America (1700-1780)

Chapter 6: From Empire to Independence (1750-1776)

Chapter 7: The American Revolution (1776-1786)

Chapter 8: The New Nation (1786-1800)

Chapter 9: An Agrarian Republic (1790-1824)

Chapter 10: The South and Slavery (1790s-1850s)

Chapter 11: The Growth of Democracy (1824-1840)

Chapter 12: Industry and the North (1790s-1840s)

Chapter 13: Coming to Terms with New Age (1820s-1850s)

Chapter 14: The Territorial Expansion of the US (1830-1850)

Chapter 15: The Coming Crisis (The 1850s)

Chapter 16: The Civil War (1861-1865)

Chapter 17: Reconstruction (1863-1877)

*This represents 603 pages of an AP level textbook

      1st + 2nd+ 3rd + 4th MPs= 80%

MIDTERM (10%)  + FINAL EXAM (10%)= 20% 


A variety of other topics will be examined indepth, periodically, as student interest dictates and as time allows. By semester’s end every student will be able to demonstrate general knowledge of early United States History and comprehension of the seven major themes. Students will simultaneously develop and sharpen their writing and critical thinking skills, as well as learn to complete a number activities to facilitate historical learning and understanding.

Briann Graber,
Jan 25, 2018, 2:58 PM
Briann Graber,
Jan 29, 2018, 7:57 AM
USI HONORSGuardian_student acknowledgement form Signature Sheet.gdoc
Briann Graber,
Jan 29, 2018, 7:57 AM
Briann Graber,
Jan 29, 2018, 8:00 AM