Kennedy, David M., Lizabeth Cohen, and Thomas Bailey. The American Spirit Vol. 1 to
1877. 11th ed. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.
Kennedy, David M., Lizabeth Cohen, and Thomas Bailey. The American Spirit Vol. 2
Since 1865. 11th ed. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.
Henry, Michael. Threads of History: A Thematic Approach to Our Nations Story for AP U.S. History. Saddle Brook, New Jersey: People’s Education, Inc., 2006.
Other primary and secondary sources assigned by the teacher throughout each unit.
It is important to realize this is an AP course. With that in mind, you are expected to come to class each day having completed the assigned reading and being prepared for thoughtful discussion about U.S. History.
With the AP U.S. History course redesign, students will be focusing on historical thinking skills and analyzing United States history through different themes across different periods of time. Historical Thinking Skills These historical thinking skills will be developed and applied throughout the APUSH course.
I. Chronological Reasoning