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     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

     

    Classwork during this quarantine period from school (Until April 20th, 2020) is located in one spot!

    It's on the left-hand side of this teacher page. Click on AT HOME INSTRUCTION (Quarantined Until April 20th, 2020).

    NOTE: STUDENTS MUST TAKE A PICTURE OF THEIR COMPLETED WORK AND SEND IT TO ME AS AN E-MAIL IF THEY WISH

    TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ASSIGNMENTS! (sfross@buffaloschools.org)

     

     

    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. NEW! 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.

     

    4.  Extra Credit: (Answer on loose leaf) 1619 Project Activity

    5. Those students that did not submit a 3rd Quarter Project Essay, may still turn it in on turnitin.com by March 31st.

    6. If you want to turn in work (including past due work), you may take a picture of it, and send it to me, or wait until we get back. 

       

    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 TWO (2) Exams associated with this course:

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

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