AP European History
The course is for the advanced social studies student who demonstrates the ability and interest to study a college level European history course. The content will include a study of the history of Europe from 1500 to the present. Analytical and research skills will be used to study primary sources and scholarly works. The student will have the opportunity to receive college credit for this course by demonstrating knowledge on an Advanced Placement examination.
The content of this required course in United States History includes significant events, issues, and problems occurring after the period of 1877 thru the current time period. This course builds upon knowledge and concepts, acquired in the first course (8th grade). The course includes historical concepts, citizenship principles and skills necessary for the study of US Historyguided by the general principles of differentiation.
AP US History
The course is designed for students who have demonstrated the ability and interest to study a college level United States history course. The content for this course emphasizes the Colonial-Revolutionary War Period, Constitutional Period, the Age of Jackson, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, the New Deal, and the emergence of America as a world power after World War II. Cultural diversities and the role of minorities will be a major focus. Analytical and research skills will be used to study primary sources and scholarly works in an effort to discover the overall movement and fabric of United States history. The student will have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement examination at the conclusion of the course. The student may take this course for the required US History credit or for elective credit.
This course includes a survey of ancient medieval and modern times with an emphasis placed upon modern times. A background of world events will be presented to the student to help understand current events and world problems. Both Western and Non-Western areas of the world will be studied.