Textbook Information
Updated May 24, 2017

The text for the next several years will be
American History, 15th AP edition,
by Alan Brinkley
[McGraw Hill Higher Education, www.glencoe.com]

This is a thoroughly updated text to match the new (2015 & on) curriculum. It has been aligned to the 9 period designated in the new curriculum and is closely aligned to the themes, curriculum objectives, and thinking and writing skills required for success in the course and on the test at the end of the year.

After getting your book, you can choose to do one of two things:

  1. You can use the book all year without highlighting or otherwise marking it. When you turn the book in at the end of the year, a fine may be assessed depending on the condition of the book at that time. If you lose the book, it will cost you $132 to replace it.

  2. You can purchase the book. There are some advantages in purchasing the book. If you purchase the book, you can mark it and make notes in it as you read. This is very helpful in reviewing for the unit tests and for the AP test at the end of the year.

You can buy your book from the school any time during the year. The school's cost will be considerably less than if you tried to purchase one privately from the publisher or from a private source. The cost of the book is $132.

Because we will be using the same book for the next several years, if you purchase your book, you will have the opportunity to sell it to one of next year's students.

Brinkley 14th edition web site [practice chapter tests]