Advanced Placement is a designation given to courses that are structured according to the College Board and Educational Testing Services mandates and curriculum.  The A.P. U.S. History course was designed to be a college-level course taught in high school.  In fact, it can be harder than the average college course since the course content must be completed by the first week in May (if you choose to take the exam) and because it culminates with a rigorous, comprehensive nationally administered exam.  In addition, United States History is one of the social studies courses necessary to meet graduation requirements at Woodland High School.  By taking A.P. U.S. History, you have dedicated yourself to a rigorous and enthusiastic study of our nation’s history.  A.P. U.S. History will span from Pre-Columbian societies through the Bush administration.

Advanced Placement is a designation given to courses that are structured according to the College Board and Educational Testing Services mandates and curriculum.  The A.P. American Government and Politics course was designed to be a college-level course taught in high school.  In fact, it can be harder than the average college course since the course content must be completed by Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (if you choose to take the exam) and because it culminates with a rigorous, comprehensive nationally administered exam.  In addition, A.P. American Government and Politics is one of the social studies courses necessary to meet graduation requirements at Woodland High School.  By taking A.P. American Government and Politics, you have dedicated yourself to a rigorous and enthusiastic study of our nation’s government and political structure.  This course introduces you to topics such as constitutional underpinnings that impact the U.S. government, political beliefs and behaviors, political parties, interest groups and mass media, institutions of national government, public policy, and civil rights and civil liberties.  The intent of this year long course is to increase understanding of the American political system, its· frameworks, traditions and values with the goal of having each student pass the AP exam. This course is concerned with the nature of the American political system, and its development over the past two centuries. We will examine in detail the principle processes and institutions through which the political system functions, as well as some of the public policies which these institutions establish and how they are implemented.

U.S. History is a required course at Woodland High School.  The course content spans the timeframe from Reconstruction (just after the Civil War) through the aftermath of the Vietnam War. 

 

Our method of study is to work with primary sources to better understand history through the lens of those who lived it.