History Books for First Semester and Year-Long Courses

World History I

Understanding World Societies: A History, Volume 1, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 1319008372 Bedford St. Martin’s

To order a print copy directly from the publisher, please call 540-672-7744 and provide the ISBN number. Consult the publisher’s website for other purchasing options, including online components and loose-leaf options.


World History II

Understanding World Societies: A History, Volume 2, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 1319008380 Bedford St. Martin’s

To order a print copy directly from the publisher, please call 540-672-7744 and provide the ISBN number. Consult the publisher’s website for other purchasing options, including online components and loose-leaf options.


AP World History

Please be sure to consult the summer reading page for important information regarding work that needs to be completed before this class begins in August.

This book is required for summer reading:
A History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks
Previous editions are acceptable.
ISBN: 9781782437079 Michael O'Mara

Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources-2nd Edition
ISBN: 978-0-312-58346-0 Bedford St Martin’s

For an iPad friendly ebook


US History / AP US History

AP Economics

Economics: A tool for critically understanding society, ninth edition
ISBN: 978-0-13-136849-1 Prentice Hall

The following titles are suggested for summer reading for but are not required:

Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes

Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis


AP United States and Comparative Government and Politics

Fall Electives

A History of Human Rights

There are no books to purchase for this course.

Introduction to Economics

Economics: A tool for critically understanding society, ninth edition
ISBN: 978-0-13-136849-1 Prentice Hall


Global Affairs

There are no books to purchase for this course.



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