U.S. History

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U.S. History

The AP U.S. History course focuses on the development of historical thinking skills (chronological  reasoning, comparing and contextualizing, crafting historical arguments using historical evidence, and interpreting and  synthesizing historical narrative) and the development of students’ abilities to think conceptually  about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present. Seven themes of equal importance –  American and National Identity; Migration and Settlement; Politics and Power; Work, Exchange, and  Technology; America in the World; Geography and the Environment; and Culture and Society – provide  areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. These require students to  reason historically about continuity and change over time and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places. The course also allows teachers flexibility across nine different periods of U.S. history to teach topics of their choice in depth. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

 

For more information please contact 

Landry, Arika

landrya@pearlandisd.org

 

McKendree, George

mckendreeg@pearlandisd.org

 

Stacks, Angela

stacksa@pearlandisd.org

 

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