Advanced U.S. History A AP a-g

Advanced U.S. History A

$249.00

Teen Focus 12+

Advanced U.S. History A is a high school level course, adapted from college-level materials with a focus on primary source analysis and critical thinking. Advanced U.S. History A spans from the collision of cultures in the 16th century to the Reconstruction of the American South after the Civil War.

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Advanced U.S. History A is a high school level course, adapted from college-level materials with a focus on primary source analysis and critical thinking. Advanced U.S. History A spans from the collision of cultures in the 16th century to the Reconstruction of the American South after the Civil War.

Advanced U.S. History A, the first semester of a year-long course, uses a narrative approach to provide students with a balanced view of culture and daily life of their subjects. Students will be exposed to classic political history (eg. events, government, and leaders) along with the social history of the United States.

Major topics of Advanced U.S. History A:

  • England and her colonies
  • From colonies to states
  • Building the United States
  • The early years of the Republic
  • The expansion of the United States
  • Nationalism and Sectionalism
  • The Jacksonian Era
  • Slavery, Expansion and Secession
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction

This is a 16-week class for teens working at an advanced high school level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Link to Required Book:

This textbook is the latest revision of a text currently in use at respected universities across America.  We have selected this particular edition for its inclusion of the new online study technology, InQuizitive. Please be very careful to acquire the 2016 one-volume edition ISBN 978-0-393-28311-2 with InQuizitive registration card so that your student will be able to fully participate in all aspects of the course. We strongly recommend ordering directly from Norton to ensure you get the correct edition.

Topics Covered

Thinking Critically about History
Settlers and Native Americans
The Colonies
Thomas Payne and Common Sense
Native Americans in the Revolution
A New Republican Culture
Jeffersonian America
Irish Immigration
The Monroe Doctrine
The Nullification Crisis
Nat Turner and His Rebellion
Texas and Mexico
Slavery Disunion
Examining Lincoln's Feelings on Race
Failures of Reconstruction

Challenge Level

Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 11 through 12. This is an upper high school history course open to students ages 12 and up who are prepared to encounter and discuss challenging historical events at an accelerated pace.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 4 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmaster Galahad

Reading List

America: A Narrative History – 10th High School Edition (2016)

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Prerequisites

A History of US 1/2, Big History or equivalent. Students must be prepared to read and analyze challenging material at an upper high school level. Students must also be able to write multi-paragraph texts independently and participate actively in written discussion forums and webinars.

Available Sessions

Fall 2018 Tuesday 10am Pacific, Fall 2017 Thursday 12pm Pacific