Mr. Gragg's APUSH


Class Announcements:

About AP U.S. History:

AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester 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; developing historical arguments; making historical comparisons; and utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time. 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.

About Mr. Gragg:

Mr. Gragg is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and is married to Mrs. Gragg (an Instructional Coach and Title 1 Coordinator at Midwest City High School as well as a budding photographer). Together they have 3 children (Bowman, Lorelai, & Cohen). Coming to education after a long career in business and non-profit work Mr. Gragg is passionate about giving students the tools they need to be successful in all phases of life. Mr. Gragg is passionate about the study of all things social sciences but especially loves U.S. History and Economics. In his free time, Mr. Gragg loves being with his family, reading, photography, board games, and fishing. Mr. Gragg is a devoted fan of the Chicago Cubs, Oklahoma Sooners, & Oklahoma City Thunder. Mr. Gragg possibly loves coffee, double cheeseburgers, and boneless wings just as much as any of these aforementioned teams.

Educational Background, Honors, Awards, & Affiliations

  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK.
  • Additional Graduate Work - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville KY.
  • Board Member at Large - Oklahoma Council for Social Studies
  • Member - Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition
  • Member - Economic Education Advisory Council - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank; Oklahoma City Branch
  • Master Teacher - Oklahoma Council on Economic Education
  • 2016-2017 Next Gen Personal Finance Innovator of the Year Award Winner
  • 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar
    • Studied Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms
    • University of Illinois-Chicago
  • 2018 OCSS Clara Luper Memorial Rising Star Teacher
  • 2018 James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellowship Alternate for Oklahoma
  • Presenter - OKCSS Conference - October 2017 - Sourcing in the Digital Age
  • Co-Presenter - Summer Social Studies Conference - July 2018 - Crucial Conversations in the Classroom
  • Presenter - OCSS Conference - November 2018 - The Historical Inquiry Method