Ap us history Syllabus

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AP US History Syllabus

Grade Level: 11th


Mr. Yost Phone: 859-887-2421 ext. 3612 Email: josh.yost@jessamine.kyschools.us

This Advanced Placement course is designed to provide a college-level experience and preparation for the AP Exam in May 2015. An emphasis is placed on interpreting documents, mastering a significant body of factual information, and writing critical essays.

This course will emphasize a series of key themes throughout the year. These themes have been determined by the College Board as essential to a comprehensive study of United States history. The themes will include political institutions, behavior, public policy, social and economic change, diplomacy and international relations, and cultural and intellectual developments. The course will trace these themes throughout the year, emphasizing the ways in which they are interconnected and examining the ways in which each helps to shape the changes over time that are so important to understanding United States history.

In addition to the above themes this course will focus a series of important topics in United States History.
Topics include:

  • Pre-Columbian America and European exploration

  • Life and thought in colonial America

  • Revolutionary ideology,

  • Constitutional development

  • Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy

  • Nineteenth-century reform movements

  • Manifest Destiny

  • The Civil War and Reconstruction

  • Immigration

  • Industrialism

  • Populism, Progressivism

  • World War I

  • The 1920s

  • The Great Depression, the New Deal

  • World War II

  • The Cold War

  • Postwar changes in America

  • Cultural changes in the 1960s and 1970s

  • Conservative backlash in 1980s and 1990s

  • The United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

This course will be conducted in a lecture/discussion format. Students will be frequently responsible for presenting independently gathered information and opinions in class. Students will also be responsible for outside reading and document analysis in preparation for in-class content discussion and DBQ work. This course will fulfill the United States history graduation requirement.

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