Welcome to AP US History
Below you will find brief descriptions and links to materials for what happens in class. All assignments that are to be submitted also appear in Google Classroom.
August 19th--The First Day!
(6th period at 10:40/ 7th period at 11:20)
HW: Please complete this form; it will enable me to best support you.
NOTE: Summer Assignment should be submitted in Google Classroom by Monday, August 24th.
August 21st--History, This Course & You
(6th period at 10:40/7th period at 11:20)
Historical Thinking and the Stono Rebellion (Slides 6-12)
HW: Complete this form (it is different from yesterday's)
Read THIS excerpt from Howard Zinn's book A People's History
What is Zinn saying about perspective?
Week 2: Settling North America and Colonial Life
Weekly Plan 8/24-8/28
HW for Wed 8/26: Read your assigned reading and answer the question.
Wed. 8/26 Highlights of Ch. 1 & 2
HW for Friday 8/28: Review for MC SAQ on Ch. 3 and topics covered in class on 1 & 2.
Friday 8/28: Test Ch. 1-3; Begin Ch. 4
Test 20 minutes (Be on time to class, please!)
Ch. 4 Opening: Colonial Life
HW: Read Ch. 4, Sect. 1 for Monday. Take notes in response to the questions.
Term sheet is in your packet
Week 3: Ch. 4 Growth & Crisis in Colonial Society 1720-1765
Southern Colonies (slideshow)
HW: For 9/2, Read Ch. 4, Sect. 2
Wednesday 9/2 : The First Great Awakening
QOD: What developments in the first part of the 18th century likely contributed to the increase in secularity?
Instruction: The First Great Awakening
Pairs: Work on doc analysis
HW: Read Ch. 4, Sect. 3 &4
Friday 9/4: French and Indian War
QOD: Was the French and Indian War inevitable?
Document analysis for understanding the French & Indian War
HW: Complete and Submit the analysis of one document from this week, your choice
Read Ch. 5, Sect 1 & 2 for Wed. 9/8
Week 4: Toward Revolution Ch. 5
Monday 9/7: Labor Day..No School
[**Labor Day was established by the labor unions in the 1880s to celebrate working Americans.]
Wednesday 9/9: Toward Revolution and Independence
QOD: If the revolution came about as a result of taxation, how universal do you think the cause was?
Review: Why did taxation become such an issue? What was done about it?
Lecture: Toward Independence
Declaration of Independence
Short Answer Practice
HW: Read Ch. 5, Section 3; Review 4 & 5 for Short Answer Response on Friday
Friday 9/11: In support of the Cause?
QOD:Was Benjamin Franklin a moderate?
Understanding political positions: Document responses
SAQ: You will have a choice of questions and 12 minutes to complete your responses.
HW: Review for MC Test on Ch. 4 & 5
Week 5: Revolution!!
Multiple Choice (20 minutes)
Takeaway: The experience of divergent interests will influence construction of the Constitution
HW: Read Ch. 6, Sect. 1 & 2
Wednesday 9/16:Fighting a war to create a revolution
QOD: What was the debate between militias and Continental Army?
HW: Read Ch. 6, Sect. 3&4; Prepare doc analysis and perspective for Tavern Talk [All of this is in Google Classroom as well.]
Friday 9/18: Debate over the Cause
QOD:What aspects of the Constitution were probably of the most interest to all members of colonial society?
Flashback to Influential Developments in Revolutionary War: Tavern Talks
HW: Begin Ch. 7
Week 6: Building a Republic
Monday 9/21: The Need for a National Government
QOD: Compare and Contrast views and needs of South v. North on govt
Lecture: The Constitution and Feds/Anti-Feds
HW: Read Ch. 7, Sect. 1 & 2
Wednesday 9/23: Federalism v. Agrarian Vision
QOD: Why were “elites” the only ones involved in the debate over the Constitution?
Lecture: Obstacles of the New Republic
Practice with Introduction (Context & Thesis)
HW: Finish Ch. 7, Review for MC
Friday 9/25: War of 1812
QOD: How did the War of 1812 test the new nation?
Context & Thesis follow-up (see examples)
Doing the DBQ: War of 1812
Ch. 6 and 7 MC (2o minutes)
HW: Review Ch. 4-7 for DBQ