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SSU6110T: APUSHis (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: AP U.S. History
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
CODE: SSU6110T
TYPE: GU,AP
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: AP US History focuses on the development of analytical skills, along with a deep factual knowledge of the problems and themes, to enable students to critically interpret our nation’s history. Students assess historical primary and secondary sources, weighing the evidence presented, to arrive at informed conclusions. Students learn to think like historians: evaluating sources and interpretations, developing thesis statements, supporting their interpretations with evidence, and communicating their conclusions persuasively. Students gain an appreciation for how historic events have shaped our modern political, social, cultural, and economic life. The course provides opportunities for guided inquiry and student-centered learning to foster critical thinking skills.

Competencies:
DoDEA U.S. History Standards

Essential Software:

Textbook

  • Out of Many: A History of the American People (AP Edition), 2007
  • ISBN Numbers (Student Edition) 0-13198613-9
  • Publisher: Pearson - Prentice Hall & Addison-Wesley

Student Study Guide

  • AP Test Prep Series: AP U.S. History Pearson Education to accompany: Out of Many: A History of the American People (AP Edition) 2007
  • Pearson-Prentice Hall

Essential Expectations: Upon successful completion of AP U.S. History course, the student should be able to:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Read, understand, and interpret a variety of primary and secondary sources.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in explaining, analyzing and evaluating problems and themes in US history.
  • Apply the concepts and procedures of historical inquiry to understanding US history.
  • Communicate effectively in writing interpretations and conclusions based on historical evidence.

Course Outline:

Semester One

Module I: A New World

  • Section A – The First Americans
  • Section B – The Columbian Exchange
  • Section C – Colonial Societies
  • Section D – The English Colonies
  • Section D – The Colonies Expand

Module II: Revolution and Independence

  • Section A – Life in the Colonies
  • Section B – The American Revolution
  • Section C – A Republican Model
  • Section D – The Young Republic

Module III: The Growing Republic

  • Section A – Defining and Defending a New Nation
  • Section B – Rise of a National Economy
  • Section C – Mass Democracy

Module IV: A House Divided

  • Section A – The Nation Expands
  • Section B – An Impending Crisis
  • Section C – Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Module V: A New Order
  • Section A – The Gilded Age
  • Section B – The Rise of Big Business
  • Section C – A Nation on the Move

Semester 1 Exam

Course Outline: Semester Two

Module VI: Becoming a Modern Nation

  • Section A – Progressivism
  • Section B – America Turns Outward
  • Section C – A Pluralistic Society

Module VII: Domestic and Global Challenges

  • Section A – The Great Depression
  • Section B – Fighting WWII
  • Section C – The Home Front

Module VIII: A World Superpower

  • Section A – A Global Leader
  • Section B – Expanding Equity
  • Section C – Increased Prosperity

Module IX: A New Century

  • Section A – Competing Values
  • Section B – A New Role in the World Community
  • Section C – Increased Globalization

Module X: Understanding American History

  • Section A – Identity
  • Section B – Work, Exchange and Technology
  • Section C – Peopling
  • Section D – Politics and Power
  • Section E – America in the World
  • Section F – Environment and Geography
  • Section G – Ideals, Beliefs and Culture

Semester 2 Exam

Preparing for the AP US History Exam