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    NEW UPDATES: (REVISED 5/15/2020 @ 4:36 pm)

    It seems that a few students had technical difficulties taking The AP Exam. 

    If you were unable to submit your exam, according to the College Board, students must

    register for a make up exam within 48 hours at: cb.org/requestmakeup OR

    cb.org/requestmakeup]cb.org/requestmakeup

    Make Up Exam Date: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd @ 12:00 PM

     

    1. If you are having trouble locating your e-ticket for today's exam, check your e-mail junk/spam folder.

    2. If you are having technological difficulties, then go to the link below:

    https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/troubleshooting

    GOOD LUCK!      I BELIEVE IN EVERY ONE OF YOU! :)

     

    Students have been asking me about the length of today's essay.

    In my videos, I set a benchmark of 3 pages typed (Single-spaced), and 5 pages written.

    However, as you know, it's quality, and not quantity!

    If you satisfy the new rubric (attached below), with 2, 2 1/2 pages single-spaced typed, then you will be fine.

    No Worries!

    Remember, to satisfy the new rubric you MUST:

    a. Make a good opening argument (That's your thesis).

    b. Support your argument by using INFERENCES from at least 4 of the 5 documents.

    c. LABEL YOUR DOCUMENTS: (DOC. #3, DOC. #2, etc.)

    d. Support your argument with at least 4-5 pieces of SOLID evidence from OUTSIDE the documents!

    e. Use a piece of evidence from outside of the period from the prompt, this illustrates CONTINUATION.

    Let this be your checklist for your AP Exam Essay.

    GOOD LUCK!     I BELIEVE IN EVERY ONE OF YOU! :)

     

     PLEASE WATCH VIDEO #6 BELOW Entitled:

    Reminders About The AP Exam THIS Friday

     

    DEAR JUNIORS,

     

    A. CLASSWORK UPDATES:

     1. INFINITE CAMPUS GRADEBOOK IS NOW OPEN!

     2. The Buffalo Public Schools have released their grading procedures until June 19th:

       a. The 3rd Quarter will extend until June 19th, and will count TWICE:

     3. This means that assignments from both the 3rd, and 4th quarters, will ALL COUNT TOWARDS THE 3rd QUARTER TWICE!!!

     4. This means that you should keep sending me your completed work to my e-mail address by taking a picture of it.

     

    B. AP EXAM UPDATES: PLEASE READ!

     1. Below, I uploaded the following new items:

         (The College Board should be sending these to you as well. Please check your College Board account for updates.)

       a. A 5-minute video with step-by-step instructions on how to take your AP Exams.

       b. The AP Testing Guide: Please pay special attention to the following slides:

           1. Slides #2-3: Overview of Exam

           2. Slide #5: Information about your exam ticket (You'll receive your ticket 2 days before exam.)

           3. Slide #11: How to view your exam.

           4. Slides #12-14: How to submit your exam.

           5. Slide #17: Questions about testing accommodations.

           6. Slides #20-33: The 5 Steps To Take Before Exam Day:

                a. Review Contact Information

                b. Check Your Tech

                c. Practice Submitting Response (May 4th DEMO - Check #2 BELOW)

                d. Gather What You Need. (Notes, class work, etc.)

                e. Receive Your Exam Confirmation Ticket

            7. Slides #34-35: Exam Day Schedule

            8. Slide #39: Exam Security

            9. Slides #40-41: Exam Check In and Answering Your Question

           10. Slide #43: Submitting Work

         c. An AP Exam checklist

     2. Also, the College Board will provide an EXAM DEMO starting on May 4th. (Check your College Board Account.)  

     3. This DEMO will allow students to practice downloading, and submitting, responses to The College Board.

     4. This DEMO is NOT exam prep. This is to get you familiar with the process & To eliminate problems on May 15th.

     

    Also, there are power point videos that I created on : The Great Depression, The New Deal, WWII and What to Expect On The AP Exam below. As always, if you have any questions, please e-mail me.

     

    Students and parents inquiring about special accomodations for the AP U.S. History Exam, please go to the following link: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/coordinators/accommodations. If you still have questions, or concerns, please e-mail me.

     

    Make sure you can access your College Board account, A COUPLE WEEKS BEFORE MAY 15th, by logging on to: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org.

     

     ATTENTION: STUDENTS MUST TAKE PICTURES OF COMPLETED WORK AND

     SEND IT TO ME AS AN E-MAIL (sfross@buffaloschools.org) AS THEY COMPLETE IT

     IF THEY WANT CREDIT.

     

    ATTENTION JUNIORS AND PARENTS!

    According to The College Board, The AP U.S. History Exam will be administered from home.

    It will consist of a 45-minute Document-based Essay Question from Periods 1-7. 

    Review materials are attached below under AP Exam Review 2020

    1. Periods 1-7 (8 & 9) Timelines and Packets

    2. Links from College Board

    3. Periods 1-7 DBQ Examples with the AP DBQ Rubric + Themed Chart

    4. Review Videos [Periods 1-7 (8 & 9)] that cover the key concepts that we completed in class.

     

    HERE IS A CHECKLIST OF WORK DURING THE QUARANTINE PERIOD:

    The following assignments are due June 16th, 2020 (Except for DBQ Essays-Those are due by May 14th):

    1. Guided Reading from Chapters 32-42 

    2. Highlight Notes Chapters 33-42 (Use my powerpoint notes to help highlight)

    3. Activities:

      a. Early Labor Organizations (Unions)

      b. The Populist Party

      c. Alfred Mahan-Great White Fleet

      d. Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth

      e. The Harlem Renaissance

      f. FDR's New Deal

      g. Japanese Relocation (Internment camps)

      h. Tuskegee Airmen

      i. The Cold War

      j. 11 Principles of Reagan Conservatism + Citizens United Case

      k. AP Review: Pick 2 Short Answer Questions

     l. Students MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 2 DBQ ESSAYS, BEFORE MAY 15th, from the DBQ EXAMPLES located on this teacher page BELOW at 2020 AP EXAM PREPARATION: DBQ SAMPLES FROM PERIODS 1-7.  Your highest essay grade will count as your 4th QUARTER TEST GRADE. Your 2nd highest essay grade will count as your 4th QUARTER PROJECT GRADENote: Students must send me these essays in word or pdf format. I cannot open up Google docs.

     

     

    E-mail me if you have a question or concern. (sfross@buffaloschools.org)

    BE SAFE. At anytime e-mail me if you have questions about these assignments. I will get back to you ASAP. 

                                             

    Course Description: This course uses diverse historical concepts and events as the context for discussing, and then writing about, important issues in U.S. History. This course also stresses critical thinking, evaluation, and especially writing as the main requirements for passing. The course requires you to take notes on lectures and assigned readings. It also requires you to complete several writing assignments on class work as well as writing a research paper. For optimum success in this class students are required to read this selected textbook. 

     

    AP U.S. History: Beginning with the changes to the format of the 2015 exam, students are required to apply historical thinking skills and knowledge of content as they respond, in writing, to new short-answer, document-based, and essay questions. Newly designed multiple-choice questions ask students to use their knowledge of content to analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.

     

    Note: There will be ONE (1) Exam associated with this course:

    Exam 1: AP U.S. History Exam - Friday, May 15th, 2020 (ONLINE @ 2:00 p.m.)

     

     

    3rd QUARTER ASSIGNMENTS:

    Homework:

    Due (2/3/20): Guided Reading Chapters 22-23

    Due (2/10/20): Guided Reading Chapter 24

    Due (3/2/20): Guided Reading Ch. 25-30

    Due (3/9/20): Guided Reading Ch. 31

    Due (3/16/20): Guided Reading Ch. 32-33

    Due (3/23/20): Guided Reading Ch. 34-35

    Due (3/31/20) 3rd Qtr. Project Essay  

     

    Classwork:

    1/28/19: Chapter 22 Notes + 4 Reconstruction Plans Activity

    1/29/20: Chapters 17-22 Test Review

    1/30/20: Chapters 17-22 Test

    1/31/20: Guidance Visit

    2/3/20: Ch. 23 Notes

    2/4/20: Ch. 23 Notes

    2/5/20: Gilded Age Goup Activity

    2/6/20: Ch. 24 Notes

    2/7/20: Video Assessment: (1892) Homestead Strike

    2/10/20: Ch. 24/25 Notes

    2/11/20: Ch. 25 Notes

    2/12/20: Booker T. Washington/ W.E.B. DuBois Group Activity

    2/13/20: Ch. 26 Notes

    2/14/20: Video Assessment: John D. Rockefeller

    2/24/20: Video Assessment - Iron-Jawed Angels (Part I)

    2/25/20: Ch. 27 Notes + Populist Party Activity

    2/26/20: Ch. 28 Notes

    2/27/20: Snow Day!

    2/28/20: Video Assessment: Iron-Jawed Angels (Part II)

    3/2/20: Video Assessment: Iron-Jawed Angels (Part III)

    3/3/20: Video Assessment: Iron-Jawed Angels (Part IV)

    3/4/20: Video Assessment

    3/5/20: Video Assessment

    3/6/20: Video Assessment 

    3/9/20: Ch. 29 Notes + TR Square Deal Activity

    3/10/20: Ch. 30 Notes + Wilson Activity

    3/11/20: Ch. 31 Notes

    3/12/20: Ch. 32 Notes + Harlem Reniassance Activity

    3/13/20: Video Assessment: Iron-Jawed Angels (END)

    3/16/20: Ch. 33 Notes + FDR New Deal Activity

    3/17/20: Ch. 34 Notes

    3/18/20: Ch. 35 Notes

    3/19/20: Ch. 36 Notes

    3/20/20: WWII Activity

    3/23/20-4/20/20: See Above

     

     

     

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