AP United States History, Test Prep: 1890-Present

This course will introduce students to the final three time periods (1890–Present) covered by the College Board’s AP United States History curriculum. Students will use the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s APUSH Study Guide and primary source documents to discuss major historical topics. Additionally, this course will focus on strategies for reading and writing that will prove essential for any student planning to take the APUSH exam during the 2020–2021 school year. The aim is to enable students to get the highest possible score on the exam and to come away with the deepest understanding of American history.

This course is a continuation of AP United States History, Test Prep: 1492–1898.

Intended Audience

This course is for high school students (grades 9–12). 

Classes

Class 1

Attendance Quiz

CLASS RECORDING Saturday, March 6, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Period 7, 1890–1945: Part 1

Session 1 Recommended Resources.pdf

Class 2

Attendance Quiz

CLASS RECORDING Saturday, March 13, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Period 7, 1890–1945: Part 2

Session 2 Recommended Resources.pdf

Class 3

Attendance Quiz

CLASS RECORDING Saturday, March 20, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Period 7, 1890–1945: Part 3

Session 3 Recommended Resources.pdf

Class 4

Attendance Quiz

CLASS RECORDING Saturday, March 27, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Period 8, 1945–1980: Part 1

Session 4 Recommended Resources.pdf

Class 5

Attendance Quiz

CLASS RECORDING Saturday, April 17, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Period 8, 1945–1980: Part 2

Session 5 Recommended Resources.pdf

Class 6

Attendance Quiz

CLASS RECORDING Saturday, April 24, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Period 8, 1945–1980: Part 3

Session 6 Recommended Resources.pdf

Class 7

Attendance Quiz

CLASS RECORDING Saturday, May 1, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Period 9, 1980–Present

Session 7 Recommended Resources.pdf

Class 8

Attendance Quiz

CLASS RECORDING Saturday, May 8, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

Review and Reflection

Session 8 Recommended Resources.pdf

Meet Your Teacher

Sara Ziemnik has taught American history and world history for twenty years at Rocky River High School in Ohio, where she centers her students’ experience around discussion and inquisitive learning. In 2017 she was awarded National History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. She encourages her students to learn from one another. 

Participation Certificate

Students who get 100% on the attendance quiz can get a certificate from the Gilder Lehrman Institute confirming their attendance in each History School session.

Please email historyschool@gilderlehrman.org if you have any questions.

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