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.
 
AMSCO Exam Review Course Segment (4/16-5/11)

Date

Reading Assignment (AMSCO)

Special Instructions on Assessment

M, 4/16

Read Chapters 1 and 2

Be ready to outline and discuss the Essay Questions on p. 38 as well as the MC items provided for both chapters.

4/17

Read Chapter 3

Quiz on Assigned Reading

4/18

Read Chapter 5

Quiz on Assigned Reading

4/19

Read Chapter 6 and 7

Take home, Prompt #3, p. 91. Quiz on Assigned Reading (6)

4/20

Read Chapter 9

Quiz on Assigned Reading

M, 4/23

Read Chapters 11 and 12

Quiz on Assigned Reading

4/24

Read Chapter 13

Quiz on Assigned Reading

4/25

Read Chapter 15

Quiz on Assigned Reading

4/26

Read Chapter 17

Quiz on Assigned Reading

4/27

Read Chapter 19

Quiz on Assigned Reading

M, 4/30

Read Chapters 21 and 22

Quiz on Assigned Reading

5/1

Read Chapter 23

Quiz on Assigned Reading

5/2

Read Chapter 25

Quiz on Assigned Reading

5/3

Read Chapter 27

Quiz on Assigned Reading

5/4

Read Chapter 29

Quiz on Assigned Reading

M, 5/7

Practice Exam 1

 

5/8

Practice Exam 2

 

5/9

Practice Exam 3

 

5/10

Practice Exam 4

 

5/11

AP Exam, 8:00 am

 

 



Kennedy Course Segment (9/18/17-4/7/18)

M, 3/12

Chapter 37: LBJ, Civil Rights and Vietnam – the 60s
Civil Rights Outline (good)

NO SCHOOL 3/12: Note that I have moved today's term exam to Tuesday  (see below).  Please use this day to get caught up, prepare for a re-test, or to prepare for the Chapter 37 essay prompts.  


Kennedy Index 37-41

Watch this episode of The Century... it's really good. 

3/13

The Great Society

Term Exam 37 (Be read for 2 terms, one of which will be related to Civil Rights).

3/14

NO SCHOOL 3/14: Please write Prompt 5 (Vietnam) as a take-home essay and have it ready to turn in on Thursday.  Before you write, I insist that you watch this episode of The Century.  The previous episode is also very helpful.

Take-Home Essay Exam

3/15

Seminar: The Long Shadow of Vietnam
Seminar: LBJ's Great Society

 

3/16

Civil Rights in Retrospect

Essay Exam (be ready for Prompts 2, 3, or 4 related to Civil Rights)

M, 3/19

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

Term Exam

3/20

Seminar: Did Détente Work?

 

3/21

 

Essay Exam

3/22

Seminar: Jimmy Carter and Human Rights

 

3/23

Watergate and Constitutional Crisis

DBQ Exam

M, 3/26

Chapter 39: Reagan and the 80s

Term Exam

3/27

“Conservative Revolution” (?)

 

3/28

Gulf War and the Post-Cold War world

Essay Exam

3/29

Seminar: Berlin Wall and Boris Yeltsin

 

3/30

 

Essay Exam

M, 4/9

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

Term Exam

4/10

Seminar: The End of Welfare as we know it?

 

4/11

 

Essay Exam

4/12

Debate: Bosnia or Rwanda?

 

4/13

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

Term Exam

 

Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 12/4

Chapter 20: Social and Economic History of the Civil War

Civil War Notes

Sticky Term Exam 20
Kennedy Index Chapters 17-22

12/5

Writing Lesson: Synthesis Arguments

 

12/6

Disloyalty During Wartime

Essay Exam 20

12/7

Economic Hardships

 

12/8

NO SCHOOL (snow day)

Since we will not meet in class today, please follow the instructions in the next column.  I also invite you to watch this documentary called "Death in the Civil War" which is a great cap stone for Chapter 20.  I especially want you to see the first 30 minutes.  

DBQ Exam (War Aims)
Please write this DBQ as a take-home exam.  You all have the documents already, and here is a handout full of helpful hints and reminders. I will collect your essay together with your outline on Monday.  Don't put this off, I want you to be prepared for the Term Exam on Monday too :)  

M, 12/11

Chapter 21: The Civil War

Sticky Term Exam 21

12/12

Bull Run to Antietam

 

12/13

Turning Points: EP, Gettysburg and Vicksburg

Essay Exam 21

12/14

Sherman and Grant

 

12/15

Appomattox and Lincoln’s Legacy

DBQ Exam 21

M, 12/18

Chapter 22: Reconstruction

Sticky Term Exam 22

12/19

Reconstruction Amendments and the Freedmen

Essay Exam 22

T, 1/2

Chapter 23: The Gilded Age
Happy Holidays... here's your gift:
The AP US History Gilded Age Cheat Sheet

Sticky Term Exam 23
Kennedy Index 23-28

1/3

Chapter 23

Essay Exam 23
(prompts 1*, 2 and 4 only)
*I strongly suggest that you use the Gilded Age Cheat Sheet as a study tool for prompt 1.

1/4

Chapter 24

 

1/5

Chapter 24

Sticky Term Exam 24

M, 1/8

NO SCHOOL (snow day)
Please note that I have shifted the assignments for Monday and Tuesday of this week.  I am at school today, so if you would like to exercise a re-test and can get here safely, please take advantage of this opportunity to improve your average.

Be safe, and use this day to get prepared for the week ahead (Chapter 25 and 26) and your exams.   

At-Home Assignment :)

You get an extra day to prepare for the Chapter 25 TE - hooray.  Please pay attention to the essay prompts too... this is the key to recognizing the context.

Please watch this 1st episode of Men Who Built America and be prepared to discuss.  If you like it, you may watch more episodes... it's entertaining.   

1/9

Chapter 25

Sticky Term Exam 25

1/10

Chapter 25 
The Gilded Age: New Immigration, Urbanization and the New South (early civil rights efforts)

Essay Exam 25

1/11

Chapter 26: The Plains Indians

Sticky Term Exam 26

1/12

Chapter 26: Agrarian Radicalism and 1896

Essay Exam 26

T, 1/16

Chapter 27: American Imperialism

Sticky Term Exam 27

1/17

Chapter 27: Spanish-American War

SNOW DAY ASSIGNMENT: Please write Chapter 27, prompt 1 as a take home essay due on the day we return.  You may also write Chapter 27 prompt 4 as an extra credit essay - that extra credit will be applied to your final mark for 1st semester.

This is another great opportunity to catch up on re-tests.  If you don't know which chapters you need, send me an email and I will respond within a few hours.  

Essay Exam 27 (take home)

The link I provided for the cartoon in prompt 2 is not working... so here it is.

If you want to watch something really cool, check out this documentary on the 1918 Influenza Epidemic (scary).

If you want to see how the story of the Plain Indians turned out, watch We Shall Remain, Episode 5.

1/18

Chapter 28: Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal

Progressive Era Study Guide  
USE THIS... It's helpful!

SNOW DAY ASSIGNMENT: Please be prepared for TE 28 on Friday.  Depending on tomorrow's schedule, I may eliminate EE 28 or ask you to do an essay exercise with one or more of those prompts as a take-home assignment.  In addition to reading Chapter 28 and preparing for that Term Exam, I want you to watch this episode of The Century: America's Time.  It's actually very good... you will enjoy it.  I will ask you two short-essay questions about this episode as part of your next exam.   

I am at school today, but Enka Lake Rd is about 90% covered as of 9 am... so I would not advise you to attempt it.  But if you can get here safely, I am available to help with re-tests. Don't let this golden opportunity pass you by to improve your average - it's very hard to explain to your parents why you earned a D on your transcript when you left 3-4 re-test opportunities (that you earned!) un-exercised.  Avoid this conversation by using your time wisely.


Sticky Term Exam 28

Short Essay Items on Episode 1: The Century: America's Time.

1/19e

Chapter 28: Trust Busting and RR Regulation

SNOW DAY ASSIGNMENT: Be prepared for TE 28 on Monday. Please write EE 28, prompt 1 as a take-home essay due on the day we return.  When you outline and write that essay, I would also like you to use prompt 3 as your synthesis argument (conclusion paragraph).  I also want to watch the next episode of The Century... it's about WW1.

Please note that I have shifted TE 28 to Monday, and TE 29 will be on Tuesday.  So plan ahead, and be prepare for both.

I am at school today.  If you can get here safely, I am glad to help with re-tests.  Lecturing to an empty room is beginning to get tedious.   

Essay Exam 28 (take home)

Watch Episode 2, The Century: America's Time

M, 1/22e

Chapter 28: TR's Square Deal

Sticky Term Exam 28

1/23e

Chapter 29: Taft and Wilson
The Progressive Era Matures

Sticky Term Exam 29
Kennedy Index 29-36

 

Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

1/24e

Wilson's New Freedom

 

1/25e

Wilson and World War One

Essay Exam (prompts 1 and 3 only)

1/26e

America as a new world power

Essay Exam (prompts 2, 4, 5, 6 only)

M, 1/29

Chapter 30: Social History of the Roaring 20s

Term Exam

Experiment: Watch this (The Century: Episode 3) before you read Chapter 30.  I think it will help you prepare for TE 30.

1/30

SNOW DAY ASSIGNMENT:  Please create good outlines for Chapter 30, prompts 4 and 5 and have them ready to turn in on Wednesday.  Note that we will be writing either prompt 2, 4, or 5 in class on Wednesday.  Prompt 2 is very closely related to prompts 4 and 5... but it is much harder because it requires you to recognize relationships between seemingly distinct topics.

Also, please watch this short crash course video on Harlem Renaissance literature... it's good.  You may also use today to watch the Henry Ford documentary (link in next column) so that we can have a meaningful discussion related to prompt 3.  I am at school today is case you'd like to come bye to work on re-tests.

Outline prompts 4 and 5 (take-home assignment)

Here is the film link for prompt 3 about Henry Ford... enjoy.

Use this day to read ahead and prepare for TE 31... don't let this free day slip away.

1/31

 

Essay Exam 30 (please be prepared for prompt 2, 4 and 5).

2/1

Chapter 31: Boom to Bust in the 1920s

Term Exam

2/2

 

Essay Exam

M, 2/5

Chapter 32: FDR and the “New Deal”
New Deal Spreadsheet... very helpful.
New Deal Program Chart

Term Exam
The Century: Episode 4... watch

2/6

Seminar: FDR’s Rhetoric and Style

 

2/7

 

Essay Exam

2/8

 

 

2/9

The Legacy of the New Deal

DBQ Exam

M, 2/12

Chapter 33: The Interwar Period and US Neutrality

Term Exam

2/13

Seminar: US Neutrality and Isolationism

 

2/14

 

Essay Exam

2/15

 

 

2/16

 

DBQ Exam

M, 2/19

Chapter 34: America in World War Two

Term Exam

2/20

Seminar: The Meaning of Sacrifice in World War Two

 

2/21


Military Turning Points
Major Military Campaigns of WWII Handout

Essay Exam

2/22


American Identity and How we Remember WWII

2/23

The Home Front During WWII

Essay / DBQ Exercise

M, 2/26

Chapter 35: Truman and the Early Cold War

Term Exam

2/27


ACT Testing Day, NO CLASS

 

2/28

Seminar: “Was the Cold War Avoidable?”

Essay Exam (Prompts 1-4 only)

3/1

Seminar: “The McCarthy Phenomena”

 

3/2

 

DBQ Exam (Prompt 5 and 6 only)

M, 3/5

Chapter 36: Eisenhower and the 1950s
Cold War Notes

Term Exam

3/6

1950s: a Decade of Conformity?


3/7

Politics and TV ads in the 1960s
Roots of the Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement Outline (good)

Essay Exam (be ready for prompts 1, 4, and 5)

3/8

Seminar: The Kennedy Assassination(s)


3/9

Cold War Matures

DBQ Exam (be ready for prompts 1 and 3)

 



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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