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Credit

1.0

Prerequisites

A pattern of A’s in Social Studies and English; required for U.S. citizens (or SS365: U.S. History & Government)

AP United States History

SS366

 Course ID

AP United States History

SS366

 Course ID

In AP United States History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change.

The course also provides eight themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; work, exchange, and technology; geography and the environment; migration and settlement; politics and power; America in the world; American and regional culture; and social structures. The course will finish with a module on U.S. Government after the AP external exam.

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