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AP U.S. History

Course Catalog ID:
Subject Categories:
AP Course, History

This course analyzes political, social, economic, cultural, diplomatic, and intellectual factors to study the people, events and movements of the American past. At the same time, it connects events and issues from the past to the concerns of the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society. The course uses a college-level text, but analyzes influences and movements from a biblical worldview. It prepares students not only for advanced history, political science, and social studies courses in college, but also specifically for the AP U.S. History exam.

Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
• Successful completion (80% or higher) of a TPS AP history course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion (85% or higher) of a TPS English 4 (or higher) course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion (90% or higher) of a TPS high school history course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion (90% or higher) of a TPS English 3 course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

Flexible Scheduling: This course may be taken with live class attendance reduced or waived if the student has a schedule or time zone conflict. Please review the Flexible Scheduling information for details.

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California A-G: This course has CA A-G approval.

“Teacher goes above and beyond to prepare students for the AP exam.”

Katherynn P

“Assignments teach you to write a clear, concise research paper with proper style, footnotes, and formatting. Increased my research skills.”

Daniel M

“I really enjoyed this class. This is not only an AP test prep class, but also a full high school U.S. history course. I take the AP test soon and I feel well-prepared. I appreciated the weekly video segment to help us specifically on writing AP essays. We also went beyond the textbook in class discussions which were super interesting and helped me gain more perspective on U.S. history.”

Susannah G
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