AP US History

Course Description:
The study of history provides us with an opportunity to see God’s hand in our story. AP® United States History will guide students through exploration, investigation, and evaluation of the story of the United States. They will discover that history isn’t a mere collection of information about the past. It’s a dynamic story of how the present world came to be, shifting and reshaping as new details and evidence are revealed. It is an opportunity to evaluate the beliefs and philosophies of those who have shaped history against the truth and guidelines of God’s Word. It is also an instrument to explore decisions and the outcomes of those decisions as we apply those lessons to our time. The course is designed to mirror a college-level survey course in U.S. history and uses a college-level text. While the textbook used has politically liberal leanings, peer and instructor discussions will focus on alternative interpretations of history as well as the development of skills to evaluate history from a biblical perspective. At the completion of this course, the student will be equipped to not only pass the AP exam, but also to understand their role in the world as they live out the next chapter of the story.

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Recommended Prerequisites:
World History

Grade Level:
11th – 12th Grade recommended

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Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
The times and affairs of man are in the hands of the eternal and transcendent God. Human behavior and decisions often reveal our desire to grasp authority, coerce, manipulate, or intimidate others created in God’s image. Rather than being the master of our own fate, humans are created in the image of God and responsible to Him. Therefore, we should seek unity, justice, and reconciliation as we are guided by the principles of God’s Word. Our interactions with one another and with God can be patterned upon the historical person of Jesus Christ and sanctified as we relate to Him and seek His grace in our lives and times. Recognizing that our possessions and talents are to be used for the edification of our neighbor and the glory of God will lead us into true stewardship, citizenship, and social health as we wait patiently for His return and establishment of His eternal Kingdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials:
The price of this course includes custom course materials. Custom course materials will be provided to the student within two weeks (or sooner) of the student’s start date in the course. More details can be found in the course information materials section of the course.