What makes this course interesting?
- Explore events of U.S. history through the use and analysis of documents, images, cartoons, quantitative data, and other primary sources
- Develop an understanding of major themes in U.S. history, including American identity, economic and social life, political change and continuity, and the U.S. role in the world
Create your own “colonial newspaper” with news articles on a variety of colonies as well as editorials, letters to the editor, interviews, advertisements, and cartoons, based on your historical research on colonial America
Given 10 historical figures from the 1950s to the 1960s and 10 quotations, write an essay in which you attribute each quotation to the correct author and explain your reasoning
Learn about the developments that have shaped U.S. history though the critical analysis of historical events and materials.
Learn to weigh evidence and interpretations as you build your factual knowledge of U.S. history. Develop your ability to draw conclusions and use informed reasoning to present your arguments clearly and persuasively in essay format.
AP U.S. History Course and Exam Description (PDF)
AP U.S. History Course Overview (PDF)
Rubrics for AP Histories + Historical Thinking Skills (.pdf/555KB)