• Welcome to AP US History

    Daily Calendar

    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.

     6th Period Class Zoom Link

     7th Period Class Zoom Link

    August 19th--The First Day!


    August 20th--Introductions

    (6th period at 10:40/ 7th period at 11:20)

    Welcome Slideshow

    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 

           Monday Slideshow

    HW for Wed 8/26: Read your assigned reading and answer the question.


    Wed. 8/26 Highlights of Ch. 1 & 2

    6th Slideshow

    7th Slideshow

    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

            Weekly Plan

            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

    DBQ Explanation

    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!!

    Monday 9/14:

    Multiple Choice (20 minutes)

    Weekly Overview

    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?


    Video (:33-32min)

    Doc. Analysis-Perspectives

    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

    Practice inferences

    Ch. 6 and 7 MC (2o minutes)

    HW: Review Ch. 4-7 for DBQ




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