American History is a graduation requirement for all freshmen. Students will be learning about the history of the United States. We will begin with the Civil War and move through history to the present development of the United States. HONORS: It is taught as a college preparation course, to ready students for Advanced Placement course in social studies that are offered in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. It will include substantially more writing, reading, and time than a regular American Studies class. Students will learn how to write the types of essays needed for AP success and be responsible for writing to that standard. This course requires a great deal of hard work, student responsibility and time.