In this College Board-approved course, students focus on the development of thinking skills used by historians through the study of primary and secondary source evidence, analyzing a wide array of historical evidence and perspectives, and expressing historical arguments in writing. Students study the context of American history through the the in-depth examination of the ideas and debates in the founding documents (e.g., the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers). Through close reading and careful analysis of these documents, students gain insights into the remarkable people, ideas, and events that shaped the nation. Instruction will be presented through nine key periods of American history and eight major themes in the development of the United States.

Advanced Placement courses allow Method students the opportunity to learn and practice college-level skills that prepare them for their post-secondary educational goals.

Sarah Delawder, Director of Curriculum, Method Schools