ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY
The course is a one-year survey of United States History from the pre-Columbian Era to the present. The course is taught at the college level and the student is expected to do a considerable amount of reading and writing in preparing for class. Major social, political, diplomatic, cultural and economic events are explored. The student is expected to take the Advanced Placement examination in May and could receive advanced standing and/or college credit from the college or university attended if qualifying scores are achieved.
20TH CENTURY AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
This is a survey course of American History with special topical emphasis placed on 20th Century America. The student will explore the major economic, social, political, diplomatic and cultural events that have shaped modern America. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking through the use of both primary and secondary historical records.
American Cultures is designed for the junior student whose needs are not met by the American History course. The course will focus on United States History, economics and culture of the 20th Century. Students will develop skills in reading, research, organizing and presenting. As part of the successful completion of this course, students will improve their citizenship skills through the use of current events, oral presentations, reports, quizzes and exams.