This course can help prepare students who wish to continue their social studies education after high school, as well as students who wish to perform exceptionally well on the SAT exam. The level of aptitude in this subject will assist students wishing to excel on the SAT and in college courses.
According to the College Board’s website, AP US History is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems and materials in US history. It should prepare students for entry level and intermediate level history courses on the college level. While there is no prerequisite for AP US History, students should make sure that they are prepared for the course load associated with an Advanced Placement History course. Most social studies classes include extensive readings of both textbooks and case studies. Students should be prepared to both read and analyze what they read in order to apply it to the class.
AP US History is a serious course and includes many course goals. According to the College Board’s website, by the time students take their AP US History exam (or the SAT exam) they should be prepared to know about the following themes:
- American Diversity- Students will come to understand the diversity of the American people and the relationships between these groups is very important. The roles of race, class, ethnicity, and gender are crucial to understanding key points of US history.
- American Identity- Students will become acquainted with individual views of the American character and ideas about American exceptionalism.
- Culture- Students will gain an appreciation for individual and collective expression through art, philosophy, music, theater, and film throughout history.
- Demographic Changes- Students will learn about changes in birth, marriage, and death rates, and how they affect the population as a whole. They will also come to understand life expectancy, family patterns, population size and density, as well as the political and social effects of immigration internal migration.
- Economic Transformations- Students will gain an understanding of how changes in trade, commerce, and technology affect a nation across time. The effects of capitalism, labor disputes, and consumerism will also come into play.
- Globalizations- Students will begin to understand the United States’ influence around the world, and their effect on ecological, social, and environmental conflicts across the globe.
- Religion- Students will learn about a variety of religious beliefs and practices in America from prehistory to the 20th century, and how religions influence politics, economics, and society as a whole.
Students will also learn to use study notes and other study techniques in conjunction with such AP US History textbooks as The American Pageant, United States History, and America: Past and Present.
Students considering taking AP US History or any other Advanced Placement course should keep in mind that taking advanced classes requires a higher level of commitment than other high school classes. Students that commit themselves to their coursework and do well in their classes will see a huge payoff in both their SAT scores as well as their college preparedness level
Students that wish to get accepted into more prestigious or highly-selective schools should definitely look into taking AP courses. Advanced Placement courses not only set students apart through their transcripts, but they can also give students an extra boost when thinking about what kind of courses they want to take in college. They can also earn college credit while still in high school, saving valuable time, money, and headaches. Most importantly, they can also aid students in developing the study habits they need to succeed over the course of their college career and give students valuable skills that they can use both in and out of the classroom.
Here you find AP US History outlines, notes, vocabulary terms, topic notes, practice quizzes, court cases, political parties, political timelines and biographies. Many of these resources correspond to the American Pageant textbook. We are always adding more AP US History notes so if you have any requests, please use the Contact Us form to let us know what we can do to help.
It was another evening on the Ghost, and Ezra and Sabine were in their room, cuddling in bed.
"Sometimes I look back on those early days from our beginnings on Lothal, and I'm lucky to have a girlfriend who's amazing and awesome just as you are, Sabine." he said, his hand caressing her cheek. "I love you." He kissed her on the cheek. "I love you too, Ezra. I'm glad to have a boyfriend who's amazing and awesome just as you are." she replied, kissing him passionately on the lips.
They broke away after a while. "By the way, Sabine, I have something I've been meaning to give you for a while now." He kissed her and she asked, "What is it?" Ezra reached into the drawer below their bed with the force, and brought a small black box towards them using his abilities. He made the box come into his hand and he handed it to Sabine. Sabine, who's heart was feeling love within, opened the box up, and she smiled at what was in there.
It was a platinum necklace that had her starbird symbol on it that was just about medium sized. "Open the starbird up." Ezra told her. Sabine opened it up, and there was writing engraved on it. "You are mine and always will be. -Ezra."
"Oh Ezra!" Sabine cried tears of joy, embracing him. "Do you like it?" Ezra asked. "It's beautiful." she answered, crying into his chest, Ezra squeezing her tighter, kissing her forehead. "I will always be yours, Sabine." Ezra whispered into her ear. She broke away from him, tears running down her face, and kissed him passionately. When they broke apart, Sabine put her necklace on. "It looks beautiful on you." Ezra said, which earned him another kiss from Sabine.
As they were kissing, Ezra got on top of his girlfriend, kissing her with immense love and passion. Both of them were moaning into the kiss, and Sabine moaned more into it when she felt Ezra run a finger down her pussy. They broke away after needing to breath, Ezra still exploring Sabine's intimacy as he added a second finger in there. He eventually came up on a spot that gave Sabine even more pleasure, and he used it to his advantage. He continued fingering her until she came. Sabine then flipped him over and they began undressing each other.
Once they were naked, Sabine proceeded to take Ezra in her mouth, Ezra moaning from the pleasure. He moaned louder when Sabine licked his cock and swirled her tongue around his tip. She took him in her mouth again, where Ezra got deeper into her, Sabine now deep throating him. She gagged on his dick, but she liked every second of it because she knew it made Ezra feel good. She continued sucking on his cock until Ezra came a few minutes later, Sabine eagerly swallowing his cum.
"I think we're ready now." Ezra said, smirking. Sabine smirked back at him and put protection on his huge cock. She kissed him passionately, their tongues fighting for dominance inside their mouths. Once they broke apart to breath, Sabine got on top of Ezra and inserted his tip into her. Sabine began riding him, both of them letting out moans of pleasure. Ezra liked seeing that necklace on his girlfriend, especially now as it bounced along with her tits as she rode him.
"So...awesome...right now." Ezra moaned, indulging himself in the pleasure. "Feels...so good." Sabine moaned, riding him a little bit harder now. She came down and made out passionately with Ezra, then she planted kisses on his neck. Then, she worked her way down his body, her lands sliding down his chest. Ezra then flipped her over, thrusting in and out of Sabine.
"Yes, Ezra, like that!" Sabine moaned. He came down and stuck his tongue inside her mouth, Sabine eagerly returning the kiss. Ezra kissed and sucked Sabine's neck, leaving a couple of good marks there, then he played with her tits a little bit, taking her left one in his mouth. Sabine moaned loudly, and she moaned even louder when Ezra increased the speed of his thrusts. Sabine, feeling like she was gonna burst, said, "Ezra...please...cum...with me!" she begged. Ezra thrusted harder and harder, until both of them came.
Ezra pulled out of Sabine, her juices oozing down from her pussy. He collapsed next to her, giving her a kiss on the cheek. "You'll always be mine." Ezra said, kissing her neck, then kissing her down her collarbone. Sabine kissed him with immense love and passion, their tongues fighting it out in their mouths. "And you'll always be mine." Sabine said in between her kisses. "I love you so much, Sabine." Ezra replied in between kisses. They kissed passionately for about five minutes before Sabine said, "I love you too."
They slipped back into their kiss, making out until they drifted off to sleep.