AP US History
Re-Requisites: None required, but strong reading and writing skills are recommended.
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments
AP United States History focuses on developing students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past.
Seven themes of equal importance —American and national identity; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; culture and society; migration and settlement; geography and the environment; America in the World— provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course.
These require students to reason historically about continuity and change over time and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places.