AP USH Schedule
Advanced Placement United States History

AP US History Course Schedule, Revised, 8/24/17

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 (9/18/17-4/7/18)

Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 10/16

Chapter 9: The Awkward 1780s

Kennedy Index 9-16
Sticky Term Exam 9

10/17

Articles of Confederation

 

10/18

Chapter 9: The Constitution and Ratification Debate 

Essay Exam 9
Seminar: The Federalist Papers

10/19

Neutrality and Quasi War

 

10/20

Chapter 10: Washington Leads a New Nation

Sticky Term Exam 10

M, 10/23

Chapter 11: Jeffersonian Restraint

Sticky Term Exam 11

10/24

Embargo or O-Grab-Me?

 

10/25

Chapter 11: Louisiana Purchase

Essay Exam 11

10/26

Precarious Neutrality

 

10/27

Chapter 11: Jefferson’s Legacy

DBQ Practice 11 on
Prompt #3

M, 10/30

Chapter 12: “Mr. Madison’s War”

Sticky Term Exam 12

10/31

Treaty of Ghent and the West

 

11/1

Chapter 12: Age of Nationalism

Essay Exam 12

11/2

Chief Justice John Marshall

 

11/3

The Nationalist Agenda Exposed!

DBQ Exam 12

M, 11/6

Chapter 13: Jacksonian Democracy

Sticky Term Exam 13

11/7

The Bank War

 

11/8

Chapter 13: Indian Removal

Essay Exam 13

11/9

The Market Revolution and Early Industrialization

Jackson on Trail
Demagogue or Populist?

11/10

No School

 

M, 11/13

Chapter 14: “Economic Take-Off”

Sticky Term Exam 14

11/14

Chapter 15: The Age of Reform

 

11/15

The Second Great Awakening

Essay Exam 15 (prepare for prompt #1 only)

11/16

Slavery and the Ante-Bellum South

 

11/17

Social History of the mid-19th Century

Essay Exam 16 (prepare for prompt #1 only)

M, 11/20

Chapter 17: Manifest Destiny

Sticky Term Exam 17
Kennedy Index 17-22

11/21

The Consequences of Victory

Essay Exam 17

 

Thanksgiving Break

 

11/27

Chapter 18: Sectionalism and Compromise

Sticky Term Exam 18

11/28

Compromise of 1850

Essay Exam 18 (prepare for prompt #1 only)

11/29

Party Re-Alignment and “The Crime of Kansas”


11/30

Elections of 1856 and 1860

Sticky Term Exam 19

12/1

John Brown and the Coming Storm

Essay Exam 19



Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 9/18

Chapter 1

Sticky Term Exam 1
Sticky Term Explanation 
Kennedy Index 1-8

9/19

Essay Writing 101

 

9/20

Chapter 1: Spanish Exploration and Conquest

Essay Exam 1

9/21

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

 

9/22

Chapter 2: Early English Colonization

Sticky Term Exam 2

M, 9/25

Chapters 3: Our Puritan Heritage

Sticky Term Exam 3

9/26

New England and the Middle Colonies

 

9/27

The Colonial Adolescence

Essay Exam 3

9/28

Chapter 4: the English Colonies Mature

 

9/29

Expansion, Development, Confidence?

Essay Exam 4

M, 10/2

Chapter 5: Colonial Frontiers

Sticky Term Exam 5

10/3

Mercantilism or Tax Evasion?

 

10/4

Chapter 5: Growing Colonial Self-Sufficiency

Essay Exam 5

10/5

Imperial Duels and Frontier Battles

 

10/6

Chapter 6: The French and Indian War

Sticky Term Exam 6

M, 10/9

No School

 

10/10

Chapter 7: Rebellion! (Paine and Jefferson)

Sticky Term Exam 7

10/11

Chapter 7: Conflict and Independence
American Revolution Notes... read me!

Essay Exam 7

10/12

The Road to the American Revolution

 

10/13

Chapter 8: The American Revolution

Sticky Term Exam 8

RSG Course Segment (28 August - 15 September 2017)
 

Date

Assignment

In-Class Activity

Assessment

M, 8/28

Course Introduction

Indigenous PeoplesPrimary Puzzle (1)

RSG Index 1-4

8/29

Chap 2: Early Spanish and English Colonization

RSG Chap 2 Exam

8/30

Chap 3: Colonial Period

American RevolutionPrimary Puzzle (4)

RSG Chap 3 Exam

8/31

Chap 5: The Early Republic

RSG Chap 5 Exam

9/1

Chap 6: Federalist Period and Jeffersonian Democracy

RSG Chap 6 Exam

T, 9/5

Chap 7: Nationalism and Jacksonian Democracy

Age of ReformPrimary Puzzle (8)

RSG Chap 7 Exam

9/6

Chap 9: Manifest Destiny

RSG Chap 9 Exam

9/7

Chap 10: Sectionalism and Secession

RSG Chap 10 Exam

9/8

Chap 11: Civil War

ReconstructionPrimary Puzzle (12)

RSG Chap 11 Exam

M, 9/11

Chap 13: The West

RSG Chap 13 Exam

9/12

Chap 14: Gilded Age Politics

New ImmigrationPrimary Puzzle (15)

RSG Chap 14 Exam

9/13

Chap 17: The Progressive Era

Early Civil RightsPrimary Puzzle (16)

RSG Chap 17 Exam

9/14

Chap 18: American Imperialism

RSG Chap 18 Exam

9/15

Chap 19: World War One

Roaring 1920sPrimary Puzzle (20)

RSG Chap 19 Exam

M, 9/18

 

 

 



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