Advanced PlacementUnited States History
Course Description:This weighted college-level course is an in-depth study of United States history from the Age of Exploration to the present. Students who are selected for this course will be expected to read a college-level U.S. History textbook, participate in discussions on a regular basis, and write essays and papers which will demonstrate analytical skills and knowledge of subject area content. Upon completion of this course, students choosing to take the advanced placement exam, scoring three or above, may receive college credit from participating colleges and universities.Links for the following:Syllabus
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A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn Year Published: 2005
The American Pageant AP 16th editionby David Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen Year Published: 2016The American Pageant enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. A new feature, "Contending Voices," offers paired quotes from original historical sources, accompanied by questions that prompt you to think about conflicting perspectives on controversial subjects. Additional aids make the book as accessible as it is enjoyable; part openers and chapter ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis.