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    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 TWO (2) Exams associated with this course:

    Exam 1: AP U.S. History Exam - Friday, May 8th, 2020 (@ 8:00 a.m.)

    Exam 2: N.Y.S. Regents (Core) Exam - Thursday, June 18th, 2020 (@ 8:30 a.m.)

     

    1st QUARTER ASSIGNMENTS:

     

    Homework

    1. Due (9/16/19): Syllabus

    2. Due (9/16/19): Register for this class at myap.collegeboard.org

    3. Due (9/17/19): Guided Reading Chapters 1-2

    4. Due (9/24/19): Guided Reading Chapter 3 

    5. Due (10/1/19): Guided Reading Chapters 4-5

    6. Due (10/8/19): Guided Reading Chapter 6

    7. Due FRIDAY (10/18/19): Guided Reading Chapter 7 (+10 points if turned in by 10/15/19)

    8. Due (10/29/19): Guided Reading Chapters 8-9

    9. Due WEDNESDAY: (11/6/19): Guided Reading Chapters 10-11

    Due (11/10/19): 1st Quarter Project: Colonial DBQ on TURNITIN.COM

     

    Classwork:

    9/9/19: US Map + Citizenship Test (Periods 2, 4, 5 & 7)

    9/10/19-9/12/19: Chapter 1 Notes + Primary Source: Columbus and the Taino Genocide

    9/13/19: Group Activity: Columbian Exchange

    9/16/19: Chapter 2 Notes + Primary Source: The Headright System

    9/17/19: Chapter 3 Notes + Primary Source: The Difference Between A Pilgrim and a Puritan

    9/18/19: Test Review Chapters 1-3

    9/19/19: Chapters 1-3 Test

    9/20/19 + 9/23-25/19: Video Assessment; On Colonial America 

    9/26/19: Chapter 4 Notes

    9/27/19: Group Activity: Salem Witch Trials + Pilgrim vs. Puritan Exercise

    9/30/19: Finish Ch. 4 Notes, Start Ch. 5 Notes & Start John Locke Exercise

    10/1/19: Finish Ch. 5 Notes & Start Ch. 6 Notes

    10/2/19: 1st Quarter Project: DBQ Essay on Colonial America

    10/3/19: Finish Ch. 6 Notes

    10/4/19: Video Assessment- Rebels (America, The Story of US)

    10/7/19: Chapter 6 Notes + Edmund Burke Activity (Salutary Neglect)

    10/8/19: Start Chapter 7 Notes

    10/9/19: Test Review Chapters 4-6

    10/10/19: Chapters 4-6 Test

    10/11/19: Guidance Dept. PSAT Bubble Sheets + Finish Video

    10/14/19: No School - Columbus Day

    10/15/19: Chapter 7 Notes

    10/16/19: PSAT

    10/17/19: Chapter 8 Notes + Navigation Acts Primary/Secondary Source Activity

    10/18/19: Group Activity: The Revolution

    10/21/19-10/23/19: Guided Reading Ch. 8 - 9

    10/24/19: Finish Chapter 8 Notes + Thomas Paine's Common Sense Activity

    10/25/19: AP Short Answer Questions

    10/28/19: Chapter 9 Notes + Finish T. Paine's Common Sense from Thurs. (10/24)

    10/29/19: Finish Chapter 9 Notes + Start Chapter 10 Notes + Articles of Confederation Activity

    10/30/19: Finish Chapter 10 Notes + Constitutional Overview Packet 

    10/31/19: Group Activity:  Early Republic Activity + Notebook Check Ch. 1-10 = Test Grade

    11/1/19: Video Assessment - John Adams Ep. 5 + Notebook Check Ch. 1-10 = Test Grade

    1st QUARTER GRADES CLOSE - NOVEMBER 8th, 2019

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    2nd QUARTER ASSIGNMENTS:

    Homework:

    Due (11/22/19) Guided Reading Chapter 12 + Alexander Hamilton's Fianacial Plan Exercise

    Classwork:

    11/20/19: Test Review Chapters 7-11 + Constitution Packet

    11/21/19: Chapters 7-11 + Constitution Packet TEST

     

     

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