York Community High School

AP United States History

#0186 AP United States History

Grades 11-12 / Full Year High Weighted Course – 2.0 credits
Prerequisite: A/B average in all previous high school work or Social Studies teacher recommendation.

This course is designed to provide students with an extensive understanding of the foundations and concepts of U.S. History.  In addition, it is designed and sequenced as the high school equivalent of a college-level general government course, thus preparing students the Advanced Placement Exam.  Major themes studied in AP US History include but are not limited to American Diversity, American Identity, Culture, Politics and Citizenship, Reform, Religion, and Globalization.  Course work includes research, evaluative and analytical skill development, which will also be utilized to assess student learning.  This course fulfills the U.S. History graduation requirement.

Rationale: College-bound students interested in majoring in history, humanities, political science or philosophy would benefit from taking this course.  Performance on the AP Exam will provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or appropriate college course placement.

Teachers who teach AP United States History:

Green, Joshua Teacher
Iverson, Patty (630) 617-2400 ex.5275 Social Studies Teacher piverson@elmhurst205.org