Mr Longenecker's AP US History
(APUSHistory)

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COURSE OVERVIEW:  A.P. United States History is a challenging course that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshman college course and can earn students college credit if they take and pass the AP Exam each May.  It is a two-semester survey of American History from the Age of Exploration to the present.  Solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to reading and study, are necessary to succeed.  Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents and histography.  In addition, to the topics listed above, the course will emphasize a series of key themes throughout the year.  The themes will include discussions of American diversity, the history of slavery, the evolution of American culture, economic trends and transformations, environmental issues, the development of political institutions throughout American history, social reforms, diplomatic and intellectual history.  In addition, to the themes mentioned above, students will be required through discussion to think conceptually about the American past and to focus on historical change over time.

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