The Advanced Placement United States History course is a two-semester class that offers a survey of American History since the 15th century at college-level pace. Extensive reading, writing, and study skills useful in college will be emphasized. The class concludes with a college level exam, prepared by the College Board. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of U. S. History and to provide students with analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. Students will be given the tools to learn how to assess historical materials – their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability and their importance – and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. This course will stretch you intellectually and require you to take ownership of your education.