AP U.S. History



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AP U.S. History

Using the lens of a Christian worldview, this class will examine the political, social, economic, cultural, diplomatic, and intellectual factors involving the people, events, and movements of the history of America. AP US History is taught at a college level with an appropriate level of reading and workload. Not only will this class prepare students for history classes in college, but it also specifically prepares them for the AP US History Exam offered by the College Board.

Course description and class content developed by Becky Frank for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

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America: A Narrative History (Tenth Edition – Volume – One Volume) by David E. Shi and George Brown Tindall IBSN: 978-0393265934,
For the Record: A Documentary History of American (6th edition – Vols. 1 & 2) edited by David Shi and Holly Mayer ISBN: 978-0393283037 (Vol. 1) & 978-0393283044 (Vol. 2)
Historical Thinking Skills: A Workbook for U.S. History by John Irish ISBN: 978-0393264951
To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian by Stephen Ambrose ISBN: 978-0743252126

Becky Frank has been steeped in American History from her early days growing up on the family farm in Northeastern North Carolina. Although Barrow Creek farm has been in her family since the 1680s, her parents were the first to live on it in three generations. On the farm she learned to milk cows, shear sheep, and drive a tractor.

After an internship at historic Edenton, she received a B.S. in Public History from Appalachian State University in 1992. Answering God’s call to teach in a classroom setting, she added teacher certification from East Carolina University to her degree in 1998. Becky then taught social studies in Gates County, North Carolina where her classes included U.S. History, World History, Economics, Government, and Humanities. After she moved to Northern Wake County with her new husband and began a family in 2004, she taught American History online for six years.

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