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Advanced Placement

When you fuse rigorous college-level content with accessible, inspiring instructional support, immersive activities, and authors who are renowned in their field, you give students the tools they need to reach their highest potential in their AP course, and beyond.

The AP advantage, included with the purchase of an AP edition, helps students master the rigors of Advanced Placement® coursework with accessible, engaging, and fully aligned resources designed to support the way they learn—individually.

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Davidson U.S. History

A Narrative of Social History Through Multiple Perspectives
The first AP adaptation of the best-selling college text now in its 9th edition, this narrative is told from multiple perspectives and highlights how diverse actors have been at the center of U.S. history. Focusing on the lives and actions of ordinary Americans helps students to understand that no event is inevitable, and that the actions of the people create historical moments.

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Brinkley U.S. History

New Curriculum Framework!
American History UPDATED AP Edition by Alan Brinkley fully addresses the latest AP United States History curriculum, providing students with guidance and support to master key concepts and themes, develop historical thinking skills, and succeed on the new AP U.S. History Exam.

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Brinkley Unfinished Nation

Concise coverage and affordability for your AP History course
Respected for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship. The 9th edition provides enhanced coverage on the diverse experiences and perspectives of Native Americans, African Americans, and women throughout American history, and invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually develop the unfinished nation that is the United States.

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Bentley World History

Redesign Ready and fully updated for the 2019 AP course
Traditions & Encounters, ©2020 Update has been thoroughly revised to fully align to the new AP World History course and Exam for the 2019-2020 school year. Integrated AP features in both the text and the digital resources support teachers and students as they transition into the new course framework. Retaining the text’s thematic perspective, the instruction has been reorganized to reflect the new time span and revised themes, skills, and processes and foster connections that illustrate both continuities and changes across time periods. Students are led to analyze historical sources and evidence as they interpret, draw inferences, and evaluate a variety of documents and understand the context and connections among events. Using historical reasoning, students gain an understanding of how to develop an argument based on relevant evidence.

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Harrison Government

Engaging, Accessible, and Redesign Ready
At the heart of American Democracy Now is a rich set of pedagogical tools that develop the enduring understandings, align with the learning objectives, and offer comprehensive coverage of the essential knowledge statements. Visually appealing, relevant, and written in an accessible voice, the program helps students garner a solid understanding of the key elements, institutions, and dynamics of government while increasing their sense of political efficacy. Students are lead to read, think, and write critically to make connections between the policies and politics of the past, the present, and the future.

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Bjelland Human Geography

Discover the Richness and Breadth of Human Geography
The first AP adaptation of the best-selling college text, now in its 13th edition, Human Geography seeks to introduce students to the scope and excitement of geography. The program helps students develop an awareness of geography’s relevance to their daily lives and their role as informed citizens.

Human Geography conveys the richness and breadth of human geography and provides insight into the nature and intellectual challenges of the field of study. Comprehensive in content, current in data, relevant in interpretation, and fully aligned to the AP curriculum framework, this new AP edition leads students through an exciting exploration of Human Geography and supports success in their coursework and on the Exam.

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McConnell Economics

The Gold Standard in Economics!
The newest edition of Economics reflects 40 years of teaching success providing clear treatment of economic concepts, balanced coverage, and thoughtful explanations. Streamlined to only focus on AP content (seven enrichment chapters are available online), with easy visual clues to separate microeconomic and macroeconomic content, this edition provides students with a clear path to success on the AP Exam.

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King Psychology

Teach your AP Psychology Students to Think Like Scientists 
The modern, yet approachable narrative in The Science of Psychology provides students with a scientific approach to psychology, placing function before dysfunction. This new AP edition includes AP focused chapter introductions, AP vocabulary, and AP Exam-style end-of-chapter questions to help AP students succeed in the course and on the exam.

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Honors and Electives

Powerful, standards-based curriculum coupled with hands-on, interactive exercises and project-based learning activities promote critical thinking, application, and skill mastery. Bring abstract concepts to life for today's high school students interested in studying electives courses.

Geography: The Human and Physical World

Further promote global perspectives with this engaging electives course. Relevant, up-to-date features bring the world to your classroom and allow students to make connections between geography, people, and the world in which we live.

Understanding Psychology

Accurate, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate, this introductory, inquiry-based Psychology course uses case studies, projects and Psych Labs to develop critical thinking and engage students in the learning process.

Sociology & You

Written exclusively for high school, this interactive course introduces students to the discipline of sociology and the sociological study of society. Trusted authorship communicates the theory and application of sociology principles in understandable, age-appropriate language.

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