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AP U.S. History

Offered to Grades 10-12
1 Credit

Required Purchases List

This elective was created for students who want to dig deeper into U.S. history beyond the dates and facts and understand the relationship between the people, events, and movements that shaped the United States from 1492 through 1877. Emphases on the broad themes of war and treaties, territorial expansion, immigration, slavery, civil rights, labor history, and constitutional controversies support critical thinking skills and encourage discussion throughout this self-directed course.

The course includes text-based content, on- and off-computer exercises, special projects, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's learners and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. AP U.S. History enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning. This course has been built around the practices published in the AP U.S. History Course and Exam Description.

This course focuses on the following topics:

  • The Age of Discovery and Colonial Settlement (1500–1692)
  • Pre-Revolutionary America (1608–1775)
  • The Revolutionary Period and the Early Republic (1775–1800)
  • The Development of Jeffersonian Democracy (1800–1840)
  • The Changing Face of America (1790–1860)
  • The Pre-Civil War Era (1841–1961)
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (1861–1877)
  • Forging an Industrial Society (1869–1900)
  • America Moves: To the City and to the West (1865–1900)
  • America's Age of Imperialism (1890–1912)
  • Wilson and the First World War (1912–1918)
  • The Roaring Twenties and the Politics of Boom and Bust (1919–1932)
  • FDR and the New Deal (1933–1941)
  • America in the Postwar Era
  • Toward a New Century

Required Purchases

ISBN Title Price
978-337090155 The American Pageant $40 for 1-year rental

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