AP USH Schedule
Advanced Placement United States History

AP US History Course Schedule, Revised, 8/24/16

NOTE!  Keep up with this schedule!  This is your guide to what is expected of you each day in class, whether you are present or not!  I will also post a copy of this schedule in the classroom, but it is your responsibility to make sure that you are on schedule.

NOTE!  Complete the indicated assignment for the class day indicated below, and be prepared for the essay exam on the assigned material on the date indicated.

Key to Abbreviations Below:

    RSG = Red, Paper-back Reading Study Guide companion to the Americans textbook.

    Kennedy = American Pageant, 16th Edition
 
    Here is a brief guide to the Concepts, Terms and Nomenclature that Drive AP US History.  Check it out.  

   *see the RSG Assessment Index for all of the possible exam prompts.

   *see the Course Policies Page for study / preparation strategies and information about re-tests.
 
Kennedy Course Segment (2 October - 10 April)

M, 3/13

Chapter 37: LBJ, Civil Rights and Vietnam – the 60s

Term Exam
Kennedy Index 37-41

3/14

The Great Society
Documentary: The Century: America's Time

 

3/15

NO SCHOOL:  We will move the essay exam to Thursday.  Please be prepared for prompt 1, 4 and 5 only for Thursday.  Because this chapter is so wide ranging, I strongly recommend that you watch two episodes from our documentary series (Poisoned Dreams, 1960-1964 and Unpinned, 1965-1970).  I would also encourage you to study this outline for the civil rights movement before attempting prompt 4.

 

3/16

Seminar: The Long Shadow of Vietnam

Essay Exam

3/17

Civil Rights in Retrospect

DBQ Exam
DBQ Documents

M, 3/20

Chapter 38: Nixon, Ford and Carter – the 70s

Term Exam

3/21

Seminar: Did Détente Work?

 

3/22

 

Essay Exam

3/23

Seminar: Jimmy Carter and Human Rights

 

3/24

Watergate and Constitutional Crisis

DBQ Exam

M, 3/27

Chapter 39: Reagan and the 80s

Term Exam

3/28

“Conservative Revolution” (?)

 

3/29

 

Essay Exam

3/30

Gulf War and the Post-Cold War world

 

3/31

Seminar: Berlin Wall and Boris Yeltsin

Essay Exam

M, 4/3

Chapters 40 and 41: Clinton, the 90s to today

Chap 40 Term Exam

4/4

Seminar: The End of Welfare as we know it?

 

4/5

 

Chap 40 Essay Exam

4/6

Debate: Bosnia or Rwanda?

 

4/7

Chapter 41: The Post 911 World (Bush and Obama)

Chap 41 Term Exam

M, 4/17

EXAM Review Unit:

 

4/18

EXAM Review Unit:

 

4/19

EXAM Review Unit:

 

4/20

EXAM Review Unit:

 

4/21

Bush and Obama Supplemental and Wrap-Up

Essay Exam



Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

1/26

Chapter 29: Wilson and World War One

 Kennedy Index 29-36

Term Exam (be ready for the second column of terms... beginning with "unrestricted submarine warfare.")

1/27

Chapter 29: America as a new world power

Essay Exam

M, 1/30

Chapter 30: Social History of the Roaring 20s

No School Monday 1/30:  I will be present at school today.  Note that I have moved the Term and Essay exams fro Chapter 31 back to Tuesday and Wednesday.  I encourage you to watch the documentary on Henry Ford that is hyperlinked in prompt #3... it will help you answer that prompt. 

Be safe and rest up.

1/31

 

Term Exam

2/1

 

Essay Exam

2/2

Chapter 31: Boom to Bust in the 1920s

Term Exam

2/3

 

Essay Exam

M, 2/6

Chapter 32: FDR and the “New Deal”
New Deal Outline
New Deal Chart

Term Exam

2/7

Seminar: FDR’s Rhetoric and Style

 

2/8

 

Essay Exam

2/9

 

 

2/10

The Legacy of the New Deal

DBQ Exam

M, 2/13

Chapter 33: The Interwar Period and US Neutrality

Term Exam

2/14

Seminar: US Neutrality and Isolationism

 

2/15

Seminar: Quarantine Speech

Essay Exam

2/16

 

 

2/17

 

DBQ Exam

M, 2/20

Chapter 34: America in World War Two

Term Exam

2/21

The Homefront

 

2/22

World War Two Notes

Essay Exam

2/23

Seminar: The Meaning of Sacrifice in World War Two

 

2/24

Military Turning Points

DBQ Exercise

M, 2/27

Chapter 35: Truman and the Early Cold War

Term Exam

2/28

ACT Testing, No Class

No Class

3/1

Seminar: “Was the Cold War Avoidable?”

Essay Exam

3/2

Seminar: “The McCarthy Phenomena”

 

3/3

 

DBQ Exam

M, 3/6

Chapter 36: Eisenhower and the 1950s
Cold War Notes

Term Exam

3/7

 

 

3/8

 

Essay Exam

3/9

Seminar: The Kennedy Assassination(s)

 

3/10

Kennedy's Legacy

Essay Exam



Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 12/5

Chapter 19

Sticky Term Exam
Kennedy Index 17-23

12/6

The Road to the Civil War

12/7

Chapter 19

 Essay Exam

12/8

Chapter 20

Sticky Term Exam
Civil War Notes

12/9

Chapter 20

Essay Exam

M, 12/12

Chapter 21

Sticky Term Exam

12/13

The Civil War

 

12/14

Chapter 21

Essay Exam

12/15

The Civil War

 

12/16

Chapter 21

DBQ Essay Exam

M, 12/20

Chapter 22: Reconstruction

Essay Exam

12/21

Chapter 22

DBQ Essay Exam

 

Christmas Break


There are many un-exercised re-tests and make-ups in my grade book.  Use your break to catch up with some of these assignments before the end of the semester. E-mail me if you are unsure about what assignments you may re-test or make-up.  I will be at school on Monday 1/2. 

T, 1/3

Chapter 23
Check out the Awesome Gilded Age Notes and use them as you read these next few chapters.  I recommend that you read all of Chapter 23 and 24 before 1/3 as we have an exam each day on the week we return.

Sticky Term Exam
Kennedy Index 23-28
Awesome Gilded Age Notes

1/4

Chapter 23

Essay Exam

1/5

Chapter 24

Sticky Term Exam

1/6

Chapter 24

Essay Exam

M, 1/9

NO SCHOOL - cancelled due to snow

If you are interested, you can watch the full episode of The Men Who Built America that we started in class on Friday.  Episode 1 is pretty good too.. it's mostly about Vanderbilt.

I have shifted the term and essay exams for Chapter 25 to Tuesday and Wednesday (see below). Please spread the word to your friends who may not have Internet access.

1/10

NO SCHOOL.  I am at school today (1/10).

Read this article from the New York Times.  It relates to our study of the New Immigration. 

On Wednesday (1/11), be prepared for BOTH the Sticky Term or Essay Exams for Chapter 25.  

1/11

Chapter 25: The New Immigration 
Southern and Eastern Europe
East Asia

The Social Gospel Movement

Civil Rights Pioneers at the TOTC 

Chap 25 Sticky Term Exam
Chap 25 Essay Exam

1/12

Chapter 26

Sticky Term Exam

1/13

Chapter 26

Essay Exam

T, 1/17

Chapter 27: American Imperialism

Sticky Term Exam

1/18

Chapter 28: The Progressive Era Begins: TR and Taft
Awesome Progressive Era Notes

Sticky Term Exam
Essay Exam

(note: please be prepared for both)

1/19

Exams
Our class will not meet on these exam days, but I suggest that you use this time to complete any re-tests or make-ups before 1/24/17 so that your semester average will reflect your best effort.  As always, I will be available for and after school.

You may write Essay #1 or #4 as an extra-credit, take-home assignment. Spend no more than 45 minutes writing.

1/20

Exams

Kennedy Index Chapters 29-36

Extra Credit Essays Due

M, 1/23

Chapter 29: Wilson's "New Freedom"
Domestic Policy

Term AND Essay Exam
(note: this exam covers the first column of terms only)

(note: be prepared for prompt #3 please)

1/24
Resume Regular Schedule

Chapter 29: Wilson's "Moral Diplomacy"
Foreign Policy 

Term Exam
(note: this exam covers the second column of terms only)



Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 10/31

Chapter 9: The Awkward 1780s

Sticky Term Exam
Kennedy Index Chapters 9-16

11/1

Articles of Confederation

 

11/2

Chapter 9: The Constitution and Ratification Debate

Essay Exam

11/3

Neutrality and Quasi War

 

11/4

Chapter 10: Washington Leads a New Nation

Sticky Term and Essay Exam

M, 11/7

Chapter 11: Jeffersonian Restraint

Sticky Term Exam

11/8

Election Day – No School

 

11/9

Chapter 11: Louisiana Purchase

Essay Exam

11/10

Chapter 12: “Mr. Madison’s War”

Sticky Term and Essay Exam

11/11

Veterans Day – No School

EXTRA CREDIT:  You may write Chapter 12, prompt 5 (Age of Nationalism) as a take-home essay.  Please return it by Monday, 11/21.

M, 11/14

Chapter 13: Jacksonian Democracy

Sticky Term Exam

11/15

The Bank War

 

11/16

Chapter 13: Indian Removal

Essay Exam

11/17

The Market Revolution and Early Industrialization

 

11/18

Chapter 14: “Economic Take-Off”

Sticky Term and Essay Exam

M, 11/21

Chapter 15: The Age of Reform

Essay Exam 15

11/22

Chapter 16: Slavery and the Ante-Bellum South
The Abolitionists: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Essay Exam 16
EXTRA CREDIT:  You may write one of the Chapter 16 prompts... please limit yourself to 45 minutes.

M, 11/28

Manifest Destiny

Sticky Terms 17
Kennedy Index 17-22

11/29

Mexican War and Sectionalism

 

11/30

Chapter 17

Essay Exam 17

12/1

Chapter 18: The Compromise of 1850

 

12/2

Chapter 18: The Failure of Compromise

Essay Exam 18



Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 10/3

Chapter 1

Sticky Term Exam
Assessment Index 1-8
Sticky Term Explanation

10/4

Essay Writing 101

 

10/5

Chapter 1: Spanish Exploration and Conquest

Essay Exam

10/6

The “Black Legend” and the “Stinking Weed” (tobacco)

 

10/7

Chapter 2: Early English Colonization
England and Europe in 1600s

Sticky Term and Essay Exam

 

No school on Monday 10/10
First Six Weeks Survey

 

T, 10/11

Chapters 3, Our Puritan Heritage

Sticky Term Exam

10/12

Chapter 3: New England and the Middle Colonies

Essay Exam

10/13

The Colonial Adolescence

 

10/14

Chapter 4: the English Colonies Mature

Sticky Term and Essay Exam

M, 10/17

Chapter 5

Sticky Term Exam

10/18

Mercantilism or Tax Evasion?

 

10/19

Chapter 5: Growing Colonial Self-Sufficiency

Essay Exam

10/20

Imperial Duels and Frontier Battles

 

10/21

Chapter 6: The French and Indian War

Sticky Term and Essay Exam

M, 10/24

Chapter 7
American Revolution Notes (awesome)

Sticky Term Exam

10/25

Paine and Jefferson (read this before you study for the essay prompts... especially prompt #1)

 

10/26

Chapter 7: Conflict and Independence

Essay Exam

10/27

The Road to the American Revolution

 

10/28

Chapter 8: The American Revolution

Sticky Term and Essay Exam
Kennedy Index 9-16


RSG Course Segment (29 August - 29 September 2016)
 

Date

Assignment

In-Class Activity

Assessment

M, 8/29

Course Introduction

Indigenous Peoples Primary Puzzle (1)

 RSG Index 1-4

8/30

Chap 2: Early Spanish and English Colonization

RSG Chap 2 Exam

8/31

Chap 3: Colonial Period

American Revolution Primary Puzzle (4)

RSG Chap 3 Exam

9/1

Chap 5: The Early Republic

RSG Chap 5 Exam

9/2

Chap 6: Federalist Period and Jeffersonian Democracy

RSG Chap 6 Exam

M, 9/6

Chap 7: Nationalism and Jacksonian Democracy

Age of Reform Primary Puzzle (8)

RSG Chap 7 Exam

Personal Essay Due

9/7

Chap 9: Manifest Destiny

RSG Chap 9 Exam

9/8

Chap 10: Sectionalism and Secession

RSG Chap 10 Exam

9/9

Chap 11: Civil War

Reconstruction Primary Puzzle (12)

RSG Chap 11 Exam

M, 9/12

Chap 13: The West

RSG Chap 13 Exam

9/13

Chap 14: Gilded Age Politics

New Immigration Primary Puzzle (15)

RSG Chap 14 Exam

9/14

Chap 17: The Progressive Era

Early Civil Rights Primary Puzzle (16)

RSG Chap 17 Exam

9/15

Chap 18: American Imperialism

RSG Chap 18 Exam

9/16

Chap 19: World War One

Roaring 1920s Primary Puzzle (20)

RSG Chap 19 Exam

M, 9/19

Chap 21: Social History of the 1920s

RSG Chap 21 Exam

9/20

Chap 22: The Great Depression

RSG Chap 22 Exam

9/21

Chap 23: The New Deal

RSG Chap 23 Exam

9/22

Chap 24: The Rise of Dictatorships Abroad

World War Two Primary Puzzle (25)

RSG Chap 24 Exam

9/23

Chap 26: Post-War America

“Happy Days” Primary Puzzle (27)

RSG Chap 26 Exam

M, 9/26

Chap 28: JKF’s New Frontier and LBJ’s Great Society

RSG Chap 28 Exam

9/27

Chap 29: Civil Rights Movement

RSG Chap 29 Exam

9/28

Chap 30: Vietnam

Movement Politics of the 60s Primary Puzzle (31)

RSG Chap 30 Exam

9/29

Chap 32: Nixon, Ford, and Carter

Reagan and the 80s Primary Puzzle (33)

Post-Cold War Primary Puzzle

RSG Chap 32 Exam

 

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