About the Course
In AP U.S. History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change. The course also provides eight themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; work, exchange, and technology; geography and the environment; migration and settlement; politics and power; America in the world; American and regional culture; and social structures.
Bachelor and Master’s degrees with honors in History. 8 years of teaching experience in AP United States and AP World History in top independent schools.
Known as a passionate history teacher, Shawn also created a history podcast sharing opinions and inspiring the youth. Shawn is a professional, knowledgeable, and responsible teacher and communicator who can intrigue and motivate students in learning.