10th Pre-AP US History


Pre-AP U.S. History Syllabus 

Kendall Tankersley



Text: Holt McDougal High School: The Americans Survey

         The American Spirit Volume 1 by David M. Kennedy and Thomas A. Bailey

Course Description:

The study of the early history of the United States in Grade 10 forms the foundation for understanding the development and principles of modern American society. Beginning with the earliest explorations of American continents, this course offers a chronological study of major events, issues, movements, individuals, and diverse groups of people in the United States from a national and an Alabama perspective.

Course Outline:

1st Nine Weeks: ALCOS Standards 1-3

  • U.S. Geography and Capitals Review
  • Exploration and Settlement
  • Colonial America
  • American Revolution
  • DBQ/Writing

2nd Nine Weeks: ALCOS Standards 4-6

  • Formation of American Government
  • U.S. Constitution
  • War of 1812
  • DBQ/Writing

3rd Nine Weeks: ALCOS Standards 7-11

  • Manifest Destiny
  • Alabama History
  • Era of Good Feelings
  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • American Culture
  • DBQ/Writing

4th Nine Weeks: ALCOS Standards 12-16

  • Abolition
  • Sectionalism
  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Industry and Rights
  • DBQ/Writing