The College Board released a revised framework for Advanced Placement U.S. History a year after critics attacked it as taking an overly negative view of America’s story.
The new, 155-page framework was posted on its website on July 30. The College Board said that public feedback had resulted in “improvements to the language and structure of the course.”
The revised version discusses American exceptionalism, and brings more attention to the United States’ positive contributions to world history, such as its roles in ending the Cold War, and the two World Wars. It offers more detail on the founding fathers, and the “productive role” of free enterprise.
A version of this article appeared in the August 05, 2015 edition of Education Week as College Board Revises AP U.S. History Framework