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Offered: Grade 11
Credit: 1.0
Length: Year
Prerequisite: Honors or AP Social Studies Courses/Teacher Recommendation
Type of Credit: Meets Graduation Requirement for U.S. History

Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive reading and writing assignments. This course provides the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems, content, and materials of American historic development. Higher order thinking skills such as evaluating, analyzing, and problem solving will be emphasized. Content will include the development of American culture and institutions as well as ideals and characteristics; enlightened thinking and the socioeconomic and political forces and compromises that formed the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence; changing interpretations of the Constitution, and individual rights; sectionalism as a change force; the relationship between technological change and societal reaction; the variety of changing American lifestyles; changes in American foreign policy; the capitalistic free enterprise economic system; and the future of our nation based on current trends.