AP U.S. History
AP U.S. History covers the spectrum of American history from pre-Columbus to the present day. Using chronological and thematic approaches to the material, the course exposes students to extensive primary and secondary sources to the interpretations of various historians. Class participation through reports, discussions, and debates is required. Emphasis will be placed on critical reading and essay writing to help students prepare for the AP examination. The course is structured chronologically, divided into nine distinct time periods. Each unit includes one or more of the nine periods and/or key concepts outlined in the AP U.S. History Course and Exam Description.