Advanced Placement US History A & B

Three Terms           Grade 11           Required

Prerequisite: At least a B average in Geography 9 AND approval from the instructor
*Must take all three terms

AP United States History focuses on developing students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past. Seven themes of equal importance — identity; peopling; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; environment and geography; and ideas, beliefs, and culture provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. These require students to reason historically about continuity and change over time and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places. *Students who successfully complete AP US History will receive American Government credit