• Advanced Placement United States History

    The Advanced Placement program in United States History is designed to provide students with the analytical skill and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials of United States History.  The course prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college survey courses.  In this pursuit, the acquisition of factual knowledge is the beginning point of the process, not the end.  Students will learn to interpret and evaluate the relative significance of primary and secondary source material, and to present their evidence and conclusions clearly and persuasively in an essay format.  Students who successfully pass the Advanced Placement exam with a 3, 4 or 5  may receive up to six college credits entering their Freshmen year of college.   

    Upcoming Events:
    While I know that summer is time to relax and have some fun.  It is also a great opportunity to enrich your learning and expand you knowledge.  I do not require a summer APUSH assignment. However,  this summer I encourage you to do an optional assignment as part of what I will be calling AP reading seminar.  I will offer a bonus grade (I am not known for giving bonus grades, so you should take advantage of this.) to those who complete a book reading, film viewing and participate in a seminar on the two items. 
    Reading Selection:
    Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America, By: Daniel K Richter
    Harvard University Press
    more to come