Recommended Grade Level:11-12
Course Description: This course is the second year of a two-year sequential study begun in the 8th grade. It includes historical content focusing on the political, economic, and social events and
issues of the period from 1877 to the present.
AP United States History
This advanced course in American history explores ideas,
concepts, interpretation, and movements in American
history from the early settlement of the Americas to the
present. Broad themes of the course include the creation
and evolution of political institutions, the role of America in
the world, the development of the American economy, and
the way in which the American people have lived. This
course may be taken in place of the United States History.
Students may earn college credit through the College Board
AP Examination which is offered in May of each year. The
fee for the AP exam is the responsibility of the student.
This course may be used to meet the United States
History Studies requirement for graduation.