Welcome to AP United States History. The College Board as just completed a radical redesign of how this course will be assessed. It includes 9 historical periods; each centered around 7 themes (Identity, Peopling, Geography, Politics, Work/Technology, Ideas, & the worldview of America). You will be evaluated using Historical Thinking Skills (Causation, CCOT, Periodization, Context, and Use of Primary Sources). It takes 3 years to build a solid AP course. This is my second year teaching this class. We will work together and learn from each other as the year progresses.