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United States History 1,2 AP (HP) (6721, 6722)

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 History–Social Studies (U.S. History), weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 a - History
 Online Course Equivalent: EDG AP US HIST 1,2 (HP) 6564,6565
Course Description:
 The course provides challenging instruction for grade 11 students. It helps students develop critical judgments by encouraging them to read and analyze carefully chosen selections from both secondary and primary sources that explore the ideals, traditions, and institutions of the United States as well as the unity and diversity among American people. Emphasis is given to interpretations of major historical themes and evidence.

The course follows the standard syllabus of Advanced Placement United States History as specified by the College Board; it prepares students to achieve satisfactory results on the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History and thus to earn college credit.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Brinkley, AP American History: Connecting with the Past, McGraw-Hill, 2015.