Welcome to AP U.S. History!
Welcome to Advanced Placement United States History. In this course, you will be college-level historical scholars. Together we are going to dig into, explore, and examine American history from many perspectives. I expect focus, dedication, hard work, and critical thinking from you; you should expect the same from me.
By the end of the year, you will not only be prepared to do well on the AP exam, but more importantly, you will have an educated understanding of our country’s history, how history is written, and how to think and write critically about history in the past and in the making.
Reading response form -- use to submit reading responses
AP Preparation fundamentals PPT
Essay outline exemplar
Digital History Textbook (through University of Houston)
History through Maps website
Wars, wars, wars!
Religion in America
Tentative Course Schedule
First Quarter (September 5 – November 13)
· Unit 1: Contact among Cultures (1492-1607) & Colonial America (1607-1754) (3 weeks)
· Unit 2: Revolutionary Era (1754-1800) (6 weeks)
o Road to Revolution and Revolutionary War
o Development of a new government
Second Quarter (November 14 – January 24)
· Unit 3: Growth of a New Republic (1800-1848) (1 week)
· Unit 4: Westward Expansion, Civil War and Reconstruction (1844-1877) (4 weeks)
· Unit 5: Industrialization & Urbanization (1865-1898) & Progressive Reform (4 weeks)
Midterm Exams (week of January 27)
Third Quarter (February 3 – April 8)
· Unit 6: Overseas Involvement & Changing Role of Government (1890-1945) (4.5 weeks)
o The New Deal, Imperialism, World War I, World War II
· Unit 7: The Cold War & Vietnam (1945 – 1989) (4.5 weeks)
Fourth Quarter (April 9 – June 6)
· Unit 8: Civil Rights & Domestic Politics (1945 – present) (2 weeks)
· AP Review (2 weeks)
AP Exam – Mid-May
· Historical Research Projects & History in the Present Unit (3 weeks)
Final Exams – week of June 9