Successful completion of AP World History is required; 9/10 Humanities is Strongly Encouraged
American Studies is a course designed for the Gifted Learner to maximize student benefit by blending the Advanced Placement US History (APUSH) and Advanced Placement English Language (APLANG) courses. This course, the next "step" after Humanities in the PISD PACE program, focuses on the philosophical underpinnings of American writing and thought, along with an understanding of the historical climate associated with that writing. The materials used by the teachers result in cognition on many levels; lecture, inquiry, group activities, and computer assignments address different learning styles. Discussion participation, careful writing and critical reading are significant elements for this course, along with the implementation of Gifited and Talented strategies.
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