Advanced Placement United States History - Course Description and Outline
Robert A. Shuman
Narragansett High School
United States History
This unit is designed to introduce the students to the course outline and material. It also
describes their assignments for the beginning months and the national examination that
the students will take in May. This should take approximately 1-2 class periods.
The goal of this lesson is to introduce these students to their text, the course content, the
expectations of the course, and how this correlates with the national outline and
The materials that will be presented will be the grading description, the first 2 months
assignments and topics. The students will also be introduced to the course essays and
their correlation with the chapter readings and discussions. This site will be linked with
The College Board Online ( www.collegeboard.org), as well as other Advanced Placement
United States History links that I have identified as reference sites.