Welcome to Dual Credit US History. Let’s just call the class DCUSH and make life a bit easier. I am excited to bring back a dual credit class to Port Charlotte High School and hope this course can offer you a great start to your college experience.

The textbook is called The American Yawp.

If you want to purchase the American Yawp it is now available on Amazon.

What exactly is Dual Credit U.S. History?

Dual Credit is a term that means eligible high school students can earn high school credit while simultaneously earning college credit as well. AMH 2010 and AMH 2020 are classes offered by Florida Southwestern College and now Port Charlotte High School. In order to take these classes for dual credit a student must have a 3.0 grade point average, be recommended by the teacher, and receive a proficient score on either the PERT exam or ACT.

What will I learn in AMH 2010/2020?

AMH 2010/202 is a survey of American History including European background, colonial settlement and the growth of nationalism until the end of the Civil War. A special study will be made of the constitutions of the United States and Florida. In general, you will learn to think critically about American history. We will put a special focus on the economic, social and political aspects of building a new country while maintaining ties with Europe. This course meets Florida’s American History Graduation Requirements. AMH 2020 is a survey of American History from 1865 until the present time. A special study will be made of the constitutions of the United States and Florida. As with AMH 2010, you will learn to think critically about the economic, social and political aspects of rebuilding a country after the Civil War. AMH 2020 will also allow a more in-depth study of 20th century history including the world wars and the Cold War.

What do I need to do to be successful in AMH 2010 and AMH 2020?

The short answer to this question is that you must study. However, it is not enough to just know the facts, you must also learn to think critically about the history that you're reading and learning about. Your grade will come primarily from participation, quizzes and tests so be prepared for each class period by going over the material. This is not a course that you will be able to pad your grade with in class activities or projects. Ask as many questions as you need to understand the material and above all else do not fall behind! We progress in this class very quickly so good attendance is a must!


This course is organized by modules. Within each module, you will find learning content such as instructor presentations, reading assignments, discussion boards, and assessments. However, in order to access Canvas, all students must be admitted to FSW and submitted all necessary Dual Enrollment paperwork. Therefore, I will provide you the hardcopies of Modules 1 & 2 which will create Unit 0.  See the chart below for help.


Yawp Chapters


Unit 0- Ancient America

Yawp 1, 2

Modules 1, 2

Unit 1- Colonial America

Yawp 3, 4

Modules 3, 4

Unit 2- The American Revolution

Yawp 5

Module 5 

Unit 3- Early National America

Yawp 6, 7

 Modules 6, 7

Unit 4- Jacksonian Democracy

Yawp 8, 9, 10

Modules 8, 9, 10

Unit 4.5 -Road to the Civil War

Yawp 11, 12

Modules 11, 12

Unit 5- The CW & Reconstruction

Yawp 13, 14, 15

Modules 13, 14, 15