U.S. History I Courses

  • U.S. HISTORY I CP                         (9711)                    Grade 10              5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Successful completion of World Cultures CP

    All Americans should know and appreciate their heritage and be aware of the sacrifices and struggles of their forbearers to attain and maintain the freedoms, which we cherish. The history of the United States is traced from the colonial days to the end of the 19th century.  Throughout this course the students will acquire a greater appreciation for the forces of historical change, which will give them a better understanding of the developing world in which they live.


    U.S. HISTORY I HONORS                           (9712)                    Grade 10              5 Credits (Honors)

    Prerequisite:

    • Minimum grade of B- in Global Studies Honors, or an A- in World History CP.

    This course is designed for the college bound student. The course utilizes a chronological approach.  The course will cover colo­nization to the end of the 19th century, with emphasis on the writing and ratification of the Constitu­tion. Students in this course will use mul­tiple sources and be required to complete a variety of historical research projects. Stu­dents who take this course should have excellent reading, writing, and research skills.


    AP U.S. HISTORY                                            (9713)    Grades 10-12      5 Credits (AP)

    This course is equivalent to US History I and US History II

    Prerequisite:

    • For Grade 10 students, a minimum grade of B+ in Global Studies Honors or an A in World History CP
    • For Grade 11 students, a minimum grade of an A in United States History I CP or an A- in US History I Honors.
    • For Grade 12 students, a minimum grade of A in United States History II CP or A- in US History II Honors.

    This course will fulfill the second year of United States History necessary to meet the New Jersey state high school graduation requirements.

    This course is designed to provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowl­edge necessary to deal critically with the problems and issues in United States History. The chronological scope of this course is from the early foundations of our country to the present time. This course involves extensive historical research. Students who take this course should have excellent reading, writing, and research skills.