With this narrative approach with a social and cultural perspective on U.S. history, students see themselves as stakeholders in an ongoing historical narrative, rather than passive recipients of a historical legacy that has little to do with their individual lives.
A first-of-its-kind for today’s AP classroom, with:
• Chapter openers focus on the key concepts in the AP framework
covered in that chapter.
• The Historian’s Toolbox presents historical evidence through
primary and secondary images and artifacts for students to analyze.
• Critical Thinking that focuses on primary and secondary sources
from different eras specifically developed with AP exam rubrics
• After the Fact that visually flags key text and images to support
the effective use of evidence in constructing a historical argument.
• Many Histories that delivers contrasting perspectives on key
events for analysis and discussion.
• Critical Thinking Questions to provide students with practice
on answering DBQs.
• A wealth of AP practice, focused review, and document-based
questions integrated throughout.
• An AP Teacher Manual, available in print and online, includes
classroom activities, pacing guides, AP test banks, practice
exams, and more.