AP US History

These are two-semester United States History courses designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college level class found in the United States. The content and assignments are structured to facilitate historical inquiry and to prepare students to take the AP U.S. History test. Students will participate in discussion forums, write responses to long essay questions (LEQs), respond to short-answer questions (SAQs), interpret and respond to questions about primary source historical documents (DBQs) and take multiple-choice tests. Students will investigate the people, places, policies, and events that shaped the United States of America in the past century and into contemporary times. Nine time periods and seven different themes are woven into both semesters of the course to explore connections among historical developments through different eras and locations. These themes are America and national identity (NAT); politics and power (POL); work, exchange and technology (WXT); culture and society (CUL), migration and settlement (MIG); geography and the environment (GEO), and America in the world (WOR).

RECOMMENDED PRE-REQUISITE: None

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SEMESTER 1

Unit 1: North American New World

  • Exploring and Settling the Americas (1492 - 1600)
  • The English Colonies (1607 - 1750)
  • Colonial North America (1650 - 1763)

Unit 2: New Nation in Formation

  • Rebellion in the Colonies (1763 - 1775)
  • Revolution and Aftermath (1775 - 1783)

Unit 3: A Nation's Foundation

  • Governing the Republic (1787 - 1800)
  • Expansion and Engagement (1800 - 1815)

Unit 4: Mountains to Prairies

  • Land, Laws, and Labor (1815 - 1850)
  • People and Places (1830 - 1860)
  • Democracy and Debate (1820 - 1850)

Unit 5: A Complex Country

  • Beyond Belief (1820 - 1860)
  • Territorial Shifts to Sectional Tensions (1820 - 1860)

Unit 6: Bloodshed to Rebonding

  • The American Civil War (1860 - 1865)
  • Reconstruction Road (1865 - 1877)

SEMESTER 2

Unit 7: New Frontiers and New Challenges

  • Town and Country (1860 - 1900)
  • Reform and the Nation (1870 - 1914)

Unit 8: America on the World Stage

  • Imperial Nation (1870 - 1914)
  • War Time (1914 - 1920)

Unit 9: Riches, Rags, and Recovery

  • Roar Time (1920 - 1929)
  • Rock Bottom to Bounce Back (1929 - 1939)

Unit 10: America the Superpower

  • The Second World War (1939 - 1945)
  • Cold War Fronts and Homefront Comforts (1939 - 1945)

Unit 11: Times of Turbulence

  • Tensions Foreign and Domestic (1959 - 1970)
  • Civil Rights and Civic Regards (1954 - 1979)

Unit 12: America 2.0

  • American Malaise (1970 - 1980)
  • Turn of a Century (1980 - 1999)
  • American Millenium (2000 - present)

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