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AP resources are designed to support all students and teachers—with daily instruction, practice, and feedback to help cover and connect content and skills—in any learning environment.

AP Daily

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  • Made for any learning environment, AP teachers can assign these short videos on every topic and skill as homework alongside topic questions, warm-ups, lectures, reviews, and more.
  • AP students can also access videos on their own for additional support.
  • Videos for Units 1, 2, and 3 are available now in AP Classroom, on your homepage under the unit tabs. We’ll release more units throughout the year.

AP Daily Release Dates for U.S. History: 9 Units

Unit Release Date

Unit 1

September 1, 2020

Unit 2

September 22, 2020

Unit 3

October 1, 2020

Unit 4

October 22, 2020

Unit 5

November 10, 2020

Unit 6

December 8, 2020

Unit 7

January 18, 2021

Unit 8

February 10, 2021

Unit 9

March 3, 2021

AP Daily Instructors

Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:

  • Lead teacher: Michele Mar, School for Advanced Studies, North Campus, Miami, Fla.
  • Lisa Hill, Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden, Conn.
  • William (Bill) Polasky, Stillman Valley High School, Stillman Valley, Ill.
  • Rhonda Webb, Lassiter High School, Marietta, Ga.
  • Hope Gamboa, Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Highlands College, Ga.
  • Daniel Chung, Hightstown High School, Hightstown, N.J.
  • Jill Burns, Johnson High School, Buda, Texas
  • Jose Gregory, Marist School, Atlanta, Ga.
Jose Gregory, Marist School, Atlanta, Ga.

Higher Education Faculty Lecturers

Supplement your instruction with 30-minute videos on each unit hosted by college or university professors. Guest lecturers include:

  • Ed Ayers, University of Richmond
  • Holly Brewer, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Denver Brunsman, George Washington University
  • Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University
  • Elaine Frantz, Kent State University
  • Michelle Kuhl, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • Eileen Luhr, California State University, Long Beach
  • Maria Montoya, New York University

The Unit 1 Faculty Lecture is available on the AP Classroom homepage, on your course tab, as well as YouTube.

AP Classroom

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  • AP Daily videos are short, instructional segments with searchable captions you can:
    • Assign to students before or after class to maximize time for discussion.
    • Assign alongside topic questions to address misunderstandings.
    • Encourage students to take advantage of on their own, on mobile devices or computers.
    • Track to see which students are watching each video in each class. 
  • Topic questions are formative questions to check student understanding as you teach. Assign topic questions to reveal student misunderstandings and target your lessons.
  • Progress checks help you gauge student knowledge and skills for each unit through:
    • multiple-choice questions with rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers, and
    • free-response questions with scoring guides to help you evaluate student work.
  • The progress dashboard highlights progress for every student and class across AP units.
  • The question bank is a searchable database of real AP questions. You can:
    • find topic questions and practice exam questions, indexed by content and skills.
    • search for any question, passage, or stimulus by text or keyword.
    • create custom quizzes that can be assigned online or on paper.

Learn how to get started in AP Classroom.

AP Community

Sign In to the AP U.S. History Community.

  • Share real-time strategies, ask questions, and collaborate with teachers worldwide.
  • Search, add, and rate teacher resources with your peers in the resource library.
  • Daily or weekly digests help you keep up with your community, wherever you are. Select all discussions or just the topics and discussion threads you choose to follow. You can also reply to discussion posts through email.

Learn more about the AP Community.

Additional Resources for AP U.S. History

Lesson Developed with the National Constitution Center

Voting Rights since the Fifteenth Amendment:

Using primary sources and the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution, students will explore how and why the right to vote has evolved in the United States since the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Students will study the historical roots and current understandings of the Fifteenth Amendment as explained by two Constitutional scholars. They will also analyze these scholars' arguments regarding the Amendment’s application in the years since its passage. The Leader’s Notes (.pdf/2.72MB) and Student Handbook (.pdf/1.78MB) are available for your use.

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