AP/DC U.S. HISTORY - 1590H (Hybrid)
Grade Level: 11-12 ONLY No. Semester: 2
Est Fee: $92/AP $210/DC Credit: 1-Social Studies
The AP U.S. History course focuses on developing students' understanding of American History from approximately 1491 to the present. The course has students investigate the content of U.S. History for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides seven themes (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) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places. Qualifying students may take this class as HST 121 first semester and HST 122 second semester through MSU dual credit program. Advanced Placement courses require a higher level of commitment than a regular class. AP coursework is college level work. Students will have the option to take the AP exam at the end of the course to gain college credit. This class will be taught as a hybrid class. Students will formally meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be gap days where students work independently in the classroom or in the library. Students will be required to check in with the instructor prior to the tardy bell on the gap days. The instructor reserves the right to require a student to stay in the clasroom on a gap day if he or she is falling behind or needs to make up class work. Students will meet with the teacher every day for the first week of school to cover all class requirements and expectations.
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