AP® US History EVP (HIST520e)
1.0 (yearlong course)
US History Survey (HIST310); An 85% in the subject area course from the previous year. A foundation in US History is suggested.
New for 2020-2021!
This is a college-level course covering the period of history from early exploration of North America to the present day. This course covers a chronological history of the United States using a variety of sources including primary sources, maps, articles, and a basic text used for basic background information. The course will cover the major trends of political, social, intellectual, economic, and diplomatic history, as well as familiarize the student with the geographical development and expansion of the United States. A major goal is to develop analytical and interpretive skills through the lens of the biblical worldview. Particular emphasis is placed on training students to excel in the skills of critical reading and writing, as well as critical interpretation of arguments. Students will investigate people, places, worldviews, and events that have most influenced U.S. history. This course is taught at the college level and is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the AP® US History Exam. Students will work with the instructor to review their progress in preparing for this exam.
If you are planning to take the AP® exam associated with this course, please be aware that beginning in Fall 2019 the College Board requires that all students register in October of each school year to take the exam which is held in early May. You must make your decision early. There are penalties associated with late registration and with registering and then deciding not to take the exam at a later date. For more information, please visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org. Once on the site, search home-schooled students to find information on testing locations near you.
As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once per week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 17 - January 10
Fall Break: November 23 - 27
Christmas Break: December 21 - January 1
Semester 2: January 11 - May 23
Spring Break: March 29 - April 2
Times: Tuesdays 6:00 am OR Wednesdays 8:00 pm US Central Time
Our focus will be on the causes, the effects, the viewpoints of others, the connections of events, and much more. Through this class you will be challenged more than perhaps you have been before academically, but you will be better for it. So, if you’re up to the challenge, join me in exploring AP® US History.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
The recorded PowerPoints that went through certain chapters and elements of the APUSH exam were extremely helpful and beneficial.
I love the EVP classes because there are firm due dates so you cannot procrastinate doing assignments.
I liked the content of the class a lot, and the less regular assignments were educational.