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AP U.S. History SyllabusCourse Description:Advanced Placement United States History is a challenging course that is meant to be theequivalent of a freshman college course and can earn students college credit. It is a two-semester survey of American history from the migration of Native Americans across theBeringia to the present time. Solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devoteconsiderable time to homework and study, are necessary to succeed. Emphasis is placed oncritical and analytical thinking skills, essay writing, and on interpretation of primary andsecondary sources.Course Objectives:Student will:Master a broad body of historical knowledgeDemonstrate an understanding of historical chronologyUse historical data to support an argument or positionInterpret and apply data from original documentsPrepare for and successfully pass the AP ExamCourse Texts and Readings:Bailey, Thomas A., Cohen, Lizabeth, Kennedy, David M.The American Pageant. 12thed.Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002Bailey, Thomas A., Kennedy, David M.The American Spirit: Since 1865, Volume II. 10thed.Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005Bailey, Thomas A., Kennedy, David M.The American Spirit: United States History as Seen byContemporaries, Volume I: to 1877. 10thed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005Davidson, James West, Lytle, Mark Hamilton.After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection.Columbus: MCGraw-Hill, 1992Dollars, Charles M., Reichard, Gary W.American Issues: A Documentary Reader. Columbus:McGraw-Hill/Glencoe, 1994Maddox, Robert James.American History Volume I: Precolonial through Reconstruction. 13thed. University Park: Penn State University, 1995Other Materials:Assortment of power point presentations, videos, and handouts.
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Grading:50% Papers and Essays– Papers will be based on the DBQ (Document Based Questions)format that is used on the AP Exam. Some of the DBQ's will be timed in class assessments andothers will be completed at home. The other writing activities will be based on the freeresponse essays. They too will be timed and be administered both in class and outside as well.50% Tests– Chapter and Unit tests will be given. The format will be objective questions –mainly multiple choice.Advanced Placement Exam:The AP Exam is given in May. The exam is three hours and five minutes long.Exam Format:80 Multiple Choice Questions (55 minutes)Free Response Essay Section (130 minutes)DBQ (60 minutes)Read and analyze (15 minutes)Write essay (45 minutes)Essay Questions – answering 2 of 4 essays (70 minutes)There is a cost involved with taking the test.Course Outline – Semester 1 – 18 weeks12 Themes to be identified, analyzed, critically thought about, written about, and discussed:American DiversityThe diversity of the American people and the relationships among different groups. The rolesof race, class, ethnicity, and gender in the history of the United States.

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World War I, World War II, Native Americans in the United States, Houghton Mifflin company
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