Prerequisite: DC approval or teacher recommendation
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

Students will learn analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in United States history. Students will learn to assess historical materials; their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, their importance and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. This course follows the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum and as such is extremely rigorous and fast paced. Students may receive college credit in U.S. History by qualifying on an exam examination administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students taking this course may be required to complete a summer assignment that utilizes skills in reading and writing.