This course will introduce students to the major themes, content, and skills 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 in addition to other secondary sources to discuss major historical topics, narratives, and developments. This course centers multiple historical perspectives across the intersections of class, gender, and race in order to develop a complex historical understanding of the United States. At the end of this course, students will understand key skills and content that align with the College Board’s APUSH curriculum as well as a deeper understanding of the complexities and contradictions of human experience in the United States.
- The course begins on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
- Classes will occur once a week for six weeks.
- Classes will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
- Weekly classes are 60 minutes in length on Zoom. These sessions will incorporate a combination of lectures, activities conducted on the Zoom chat, polls, Q&As, and discussions.
- This course has an estimated weekly commitment of two hours, one hour of class time plus an additional hour to view online lectures.
This course is for high school students (Grades 9–12). Parents, teachers, and other adults are welcome to attend the course but are asked not to participate in polls or submit discussion questions so that we may prioritize student learning.
Lesson Schedule and Registration
Registration is for the full 6-session course. Students must have a Gilder Lehrman account to register for a History School course. Create a free account here.