Advanced Placement United States History
Grades 11, 12
This course offers an intense and timely approach to the social, economic, and political aspects of American History. We examine the complex historical forces shaping peoples' lives at various moments in our past through lectures, discussions, outside readings, research, and presentation projects. Topics include but are not limited to the beginnings of democracy, depression, war, westward settlement, civil and political rights, technological changes, and other issues that affect or have affected the plurality of our population. Students are given the opportunity to understand and appreciate several important eras in American History including the struggle over the Constitution, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and the many presidencies which shaped our great nation. Students completing the course will be prepared for the Advanced Placement exam at the end of the school year.