AP United States History
APUSH is a challenging course that is designed to be the equivalent of a freshman college course in a high school setting. This course is also designed to prepare students for the AP Exam in May of 2020. Curriculum for the course centers on a wide array of historical skills which include the following: critical reading skills, document analysis and interpretation, and analytical/evaluative writing. Classroom discussions will also require the ability to evaluate and analyze historical information. Topics of the course through the first semester include contact between American Indians and Europeans in North America, life and thought in colonial America, revolutionary ideology, constitutional development, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, nineteenth century reform movements, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Gilded Age, Populism and Progressive Era. The subjects of second semester will include Imperialism, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression and New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, and the post Cold War era. Our studies this year will cover the time period 1491-present. Below you will find a Google Doc calendar of important dates and resource folders for the various time periods.