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AP United States History Resources




The resources listed below can be used to supplement the instruction of AP United States History. They are geared to match College Board learning outcomes and test preparation, while also advancing critical thinking with real-world information about important policy issues. US History teachers who are not preparing for the AP test may also find the resources useful.

“AP United States History focuses on developing students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present and apply historical thinking skills as they learn about the past. Seven themes of equal importance – identity; peopling; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; environment and geography; and ideas, beliefs and culture – provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. These require students to reason historically about continuity and change over time and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places.”

College Board, “AP United States History,” (accessed July 21, 2016)



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