Full year course – 4 credits ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY is designed for students who wish to prepare for the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History. The course will acquaint students with the writings of major American historians as well as important schools of American historiography. Students will be required to do extensive reading. Important historical works as well as significant journal articles will supplement a college level American history textbook, Davidson’s Nations of Nations The textbook will be issued during the preceding June. Students will be required to independently master the first four chapters and write one essay during the summer break. In preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination, students will also be expected to learn a great deal of factual material. Only students who are seriously considering taking the Advanced Placement Examination should take this course. (1-3)