APUSH is a college-level course taught in high school. The course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement United States History exam on May 11th, 2018. It holds both distinct advantages and unique challenges to a regular US History course. It focuses on thematic learning objectives, key concepts, and historical thinking skills through the study of United States History from 1491 to 2018. Critical reading, writing, formal discussions, and presentations are requirements of the course.