Ap United States Essay

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-----------------------------------------------AP United States History Syllabus Course Textbook – Out of Many, A History of the American People. AP Edition by John Mack Faragher, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom and Susan Armitage. Pearson-Prentice Hall 2007. Compared to regular high school courses, the AP United States History course will probably be more demanding. You will be asked to read and write more, to analyze historical material, to synthesize ideas and the evaluate those of others. These skills, necessary in college level classes, will be exercised at a higher level of complexity in this AP class. This Advanced Placement class is comparable to a sophisticated college course in United States history, so you should not expect it to be easy. The intellectual skills and interests you will develop, such as critical reading, analyzing data sets, and synthesizing evidence, virtually define well-prepared college students and will equip you for lifelong learning. Advanced Placement classes are intended for the very, well-prepared and highly motivated student. Innate intelligence is not the primary ingredient for success of an AP student. Far more important is a high level of initiative, personal discipline and academic maturity. If grades are important to you, you should think carefully before enrolling in an Advanced Placement class. Course Description This course will survey the history of the United States of America from approximately 1492 to modern times: from the “discovery” and settlement of the New World to the very recent past. The primary focus of the course will be to provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of some of the major themes in American history, to train students to analyze historical evidence, and to develop in students the ability to analyze and express historical understanding in writing. AP US

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