Welcome to AP US History!
AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university U.S. history course. In AP U.S. History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society. Those taking this two-semester course will have the opportunity to take the College Board AP exam that is offered in May. Cost of the exam will be the responsibility of the student.
Meet the TeacherHello, my name is Rebecca Shaman. This is my fourth year at MCHS, tenth year teaching overall. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classical Civilizations and Theology from Loyola University Chicago. Afterwards, I attended Calumet College of St. Joseph to earn my Masters degree in Teaching. I am certified in Historical Perspectives and Government and Citizenship.