We have quite a road ahead of us. This course is a comprehensive study of United States history from 1491 to the present. We will discuss the ideas, events, personalities and philosophies that have and continue to shape this country. Students will be engaged in a course which presents thematic learning objectives and develops historical thinking skills as they investigate and assess our nation’s history.
Students will be required to research, analyze, synthesize and evaluate primary and secondary historical sources in addition to memorizing, comprehending, and applying facts. Historical periods and events will be studied from a variety of perspectives with the intent of providing a balanced view of history. This is a demanding course which will prepare you to take the national college-level Advanced Placement Examination in May, 2019 and earn college level credit with a passing grade on the exam.