AMSCO® Advanced Placement® United States History, 4th Edition
Topical organization—105 topics aligned directly to the APUSH College Board® framework.
Within each of the nine course units, the content, topics, course themes, and learning objectives focus on developing the historical thinking skills and reasoning processes for the AP® exam and college success.
Each topic includes:
The Learning Objective.
A narrative aligned to the course framework.
A reflection/review of the Learning Objective.
A set of multiple-choice questions, all based on stimulus material and one to two stimulus-based short answer questions.
Extensive AP exam preparation includes hundreds of topic-specific questions, unit reviews with long essay questions, AP-style Document-Based Questions, and a full-length practice test.
A Teacher Resource includes an answer key, a correlation of each question to the College Board framework, and customizable PowerPoint slides.
Teacher materials are sold only to educators and with a school purchase order. Contact Customer Experience to order.
AMSCO Advanced Placement United States History, Classic Edition
This classic, chronological approach to U.S. History is a College Board-approved alternative to topic-based instruction and has been updated to reflect the latest CED.
The concise and accessible narrative is divided into 31 chapters and 9 chronological periods.
Topic activities focus on practicing historical thinking skills—historical developments and processes, sourcing and situation, claims and evidence, context, connections, and argument.
Write as a Historian
Unit activities build writing skills for the long essay and Document-Based Questions.
Unit activities develop and practice three critical historical reasoning processes—comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time.
Support for College Board Course Audit Approval
Perfection Learning/AMSCO has partnered with Rice University, publisher of OpenStax textbooks, to provide the most in-depth resources and support for your AP U.S. History classroom instruction and College Board course audit approval.
The College Board-approved OpenStax U.S. History resource has been aligned with the U.S. History AP coursebook from Perfection Learning/AMSCO. With the AMSCO program, you will receive all of the OpenStax student resources which are:
Available at no additional charge.
Listed on the College Board example textbook list as “U.S. History, OpenStax.”
Pre-approved for course audit submission.
A FREE Pacing Guide shows how the AMSCO and OpenStax resources work together for instruction.