AP United States History

This course reviews the nine periods included in the College Board’s AP United States History curriculum. Along with a series of thirteen 60-minute lectures that examine each period in-depth, students will also have access to online resources, primary source documents, multiple-choice quizzes, and sample essay questions to assist them in preparing for the APUSH course and exam. The aim is to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of American history and become more confident in their ability to respond to exam questions. This course is meant to serve as preparation for students taking the APUSH course or exam. It cannot be authorized to serve as a substitute for a formal APUSH course. You do not have to be enrolled in an APUSH course or be preparing to take the exam to take the course.

Read the course outline here and register by clicking on the link below.


Please create a free K–12 student account. Note: Only K–12 logged-in students will be able to access the registration form.


  • Thirteen video sessions led by Master Teacher Sara Ziemnik
  • Two previously recorded Question & Answer sessions curated by Sara Ziemnik
  • Multiple-choice and sample short-answer questions
  • A certificate of completion for 13 hours of course time

Resources: To support the lectures, the course offers additional free resources that are primarily drawn from Gilder Lehrman Institute’s APUSH Study Guide.

Course Access: After registering, you may access your course by logging in and visiting your “My Courses” link.


Sara Ziemnik (she/her/hers) 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.