Pre-AP U.S. History

  • Course number: T130S (Summer)
  • Grades offered: 10
  • Credits: 0.5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: Students should be registered for AP U.S. History in the fall; optional course for preceding summer; elective credit.

Course Description: Students in this 11-week summer course will complete online study and practice learning activities to prepare for the rigor and pace of Advanced Placement U.S. History. Reading assignments will come from a college-level text and supplementary readers. Students will work to become more skilled at note-taking, evaluating primary and secondary sources, taking stimulus-based exams and writing historical essays.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Instructional methods include readings, discussion boards, videos, analysis of documents, and review of interpretive essays by historians. Assessments include essays, objective tests, document-based essays, reading reports, and online class participation.

Recommended Background for Success: Students should come to this course with an interest to improve their historical reading, thinking and writing skills. Students should have the ability to focus on academic pursuits in an online environment. In addition, students should have some technical proficiency and an interest in online learning.