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US History Honors

In a fast-paced narrative, the course covers all of United States history from the first Native Americans and the European colonization of the Americas to the Age of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.

Students discover how to synthesize vast amounts of historical facts into broad arguments using historical themes and patterns, thus enabling them to retain and recall a wealth of historical information about significant people, places, and events. Students deepen their ability to interpret primary sources and learn how to synthesize and connect various documents to create a coherent argument about a past event or issue.

Finally, students perfect their essay writing skills by mastering the art of writing a clear and complex thesis statement and supporting it with relevant historical data. Should they choose to take the AP US History exam at the end of the course, they will be well-prepared for this assessment. Even more than this, they will hopefully appreciate the complexities and uniqueness of US History and become intelligent and thoughtful learners of the past, present, and future.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Humanities Department Chair

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Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152

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