- Grade 9-11 Blocks
|2 Semesters||2 Credits||Fulfills: US History|
This course is designed to provide students with the analytical skills, reading/writing abilities, and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and issues of American culture. The course not only meets the requirements for American history and American literature, but also prepares students for the AP American History examination. The aim of the course is to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory American History courses. Students in this course will focus on the historical thinking skills that have been outlined by the College Board and will work on improving the thinking skills required of a historian. Successful completion of the examination may result in students obtaining college credit for introductory American History. Student Learner Traits: This class not only builds and strengthens but also requires strong skills for success. Due to the extensive homework (1-2 hours per night, per class) and work on reading comprehension skills, test-taking abilities, and writing skills, students who enjoy taking initiative and who desire challenging learning experiences should take the class. Students are expected to prepare diligently for, and take the AP US History exam in May and will be required to complete a summer reading assignment.
- Eastlake High School