AP USH Schedule

Advanced Placement United States History

AP US History Course Schedule, Revised, 2/28/20

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.

NOTE!  In the event that school is cancelled due to weather, the posted schedule of assignments and exams will not change.  Because the AP Exam does not move back, I don't have the luxury of "shifting the schedule," so be ready for the assignment or assessment posted for the date that we return to class.  I will often post up special instructions or an occasional "take-home assignment" in the event of cancellation, but I will not alter it otherwise.  Again, it's your responsibility to keep up with the schedule even when school is out.  I have also created a Google Classroom page for this class that redirects to this page, but in the event of virtual days will also be a place where I will post additional resources and instructions.  The join code is prtucip

Key to Abbreviations Below:

Kennedy = American Pageant, 16th Edition

Here is a brief guide to the Concepts, Terms and Nomenclature that Drive AP US History.  Check it out, it is very helpful.

See the Assessment Index linked under Assignment / Assessment below for all of the possible terms and essay prompts that students are accountable for on exam days.

See the Course Policies Page for study / preparation strategies and information about re-tests.
 
Daily Schedule, Fall Semester 2019

Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 8/19

Course Introduction

Demonstration: The Sticky Term Study Tool

Sticky Term Explanation and Sample

Sticky Term Study Tool Template

Term Set Practice

Kennedy Index (1-8)

8/20

Indigenous Cultures / the Pre-Columbian Americas

Trade Routes before Columbus

Writing Lesson: critical reading

Term Set 1 (Chapter 1)

Assignment Due and Quiz

8/21

Europe and Africa in the 1400s (pushes and pulls)

Writing Lesson: What is “contextualization?”

Term Set 2 (Chapter 1)

Assignment Due and Quiz

8/22

Spanish Colonization and the “Black Legend”

Writing Lesson: using and connecting evidence (SFI)

Term Set 3 (Chapter 2)

Assignment Due and Quiz

8/23

Early English Colonization: Southern Colonies

European Colonial Empires Chart
England and Europe in the 1600s

Writing Lesson: various types of context

Term Set 4 (Chapter 2)

Assignment Due and Quiz

M, 8/26

Our Puritan Heritage

Writing Lesson: explaining “how and why” = IC

Term Set 5 (Chapter 3)

Assignment Due and Quiz

8/27

New England and the Middle Colonies Emerge

England and Europe in the 1600s

Writing Lesson
: Your credibility as a writer

Term Set 6 (Chapter 3)

Assignment Due and Quiz

8/28

The Colonial Adolescence

Writing Lesson
: thesis as “preview”

Term Set 7 (Chapter 3)

Assignment Due and Quiz

8/29

English Colonies Mature and Expand

Essay Workshop

T, 9/3

Colonial Frontiers by 1750

Term Set 8 (Chapter 4)

Assignment Due and Quiz

9/4

Mercantilism or Tax Evasion?

Term Set 9 (Chapter 4)

Assignment Due and Quiz

9/5

Growing Colonial Self-Confidence / Self-Sufficiency

Term Set 10 (Chapter 5)

Assignment Due and Quiz

9/6

The Great Awakening and Colonial Crises

Term Set 11 (Chapter 5)

Assignment Due and Quiz

M, 9/9

American Colonial Identity in 1750

Term Exam (Chapter 6)

9/10

Imperial Duels and Frontier Battles

Essay Practice

9/11

The French and Indian War & Braddock’s Defeat

Essay Exam (Chapter 6)

9/12

Rule Britannia! & Ode to General Wolfe

Essay Practice

9/13

Pontiac’s Rebellion and the Proclamation Line (1763)

Essay Exam (Chapter 6)

 

 

 


Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 9/16

End of Salutary Neglect
Steps to Revolution Notes
TJ's DoI and Thomas Paine

Term Exam (Chapter 7)

9/17

Stamp Act Controversy

Essay Practice

9/18

Townshend Acts and Colonial Reaction

Essay Exam (Chapter 7)

9/19

Coercive or Intolerable?

Essay Practice

9/20

“The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

Essay Exam (Chapter 7)

M, 9/23

Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill

Term Exam (Chapter 8)

9/24

Olive Branch Petition, Tom Paine, and the DoI

Essay Practice

9/25

Saratoga and the French Alliance

Essay Exam (Chapter 8)

9/26

Southern Strategy Backfires

Essay Practice

9/27

Yorktown and generous terms

Essay Exam (Chapter 8)

M, 9/30

The Awkward 1780s

Term Exam (Chapter 9)
Kennedy Index 9-16

10/1

Western Lands Debate

Essay Practice

10/2

Weaknesses of the Articles

Essay Exam (Chapter 9)

10/3

Constitutional Convention

Essay Practice

10/4

Ratification Debate and the Federalist Papers
Federalist Papers Digest

Essay Exam (Chapter 9)

M, 10/7

Washington and the Federalists

Term Exam (Chapter 10)

10/8

Hamilton v. Jefferson

Essay Practice

10/9

Adams and Neutrality

Essay Exam (Chapter 10)

10/10

Whiskey Rebellion, Alien and Sedition Act

Essay Practice

10/11

Election of 1800

Essay Exam (Chapter 10)

M, 10/14

“Jeffersonian Democracy”

Term Exam (Chapter 11)

10/15

Louisiana Purchase

Essay Practice

10/16

Neutrality and Restraint

Essay Exam (Chapter 11)

10/17

Madison and the War of 1812

Essay Practice

10/18

Fort McHenry and the Battle of New Orleans

Essay Exam (Chapter 11)

M, 10/21

Treaty of Ghent and “Good Feelings”

Term Exam (Chapter 12)

10/22

Nationalism and JQ Adams

Essay Practice

10/23

John Marshall and Federal Supremacy

Essay Exam (Chapter 12)

10/24

Stirrings of Sectional Crisis

Essay Practice

10/25

Clay the Great Compromiser

Essay Exam (Chapter 12)

T, 10/29

The Corrupt Bargain and the Election of 1828

Term Exam (Chapter 13)

10/30

Action Jackson!

Essay Practice

10/31

The Bank War and Indian Removal

Essay Practice

11/1

Van Buren and the Panic of 1837

Essay Exam (Chapter 13)

 

 

 

 

Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 11/4

The “Market Revolution”

Term Exam (Chapter 14)

11/5

Research Project Introduction
Outline Format and Hints

Essay Practice

11/6

Early Industrialization

Essay Practice

11/7

The Age of Reform

Research Outline Due

11/8

Temperance and Public Education

Essay Practice

T, 11/12

King Cotton
I am at school today (11/12), you are welcome to come by to complete re-tests, make-ups, or get help with you research paper.  Note that we are moving on to Chapter 17 this week, so you should be reading that chapter and preparing for your Term and Essay exams as always. 

Research Paper Due
Kennedy Index 17-22

11/13

Abolitionism

Research Paper Due
Essay Practice

11/14

Territorial Expansion Since 1800

DBQ Essay Exam

11/15

Manifest Destiny

Term Exam (Chapter 17)

M, 11/18

Compromise of 1850: Clay, Webster and Douglas

Term Exam (Chapter 18)

11/19

Mexican War

Essay Practice

11/20

Compromise Unravels

Essay Exam (Chapter 18)

11/21

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Essay Practice

11/22

Kansas-Nebraska Crisis

Essay Exam (Chapter 18)

M, 11/25

Lincoln v. Douglas and the Dred Scott Bombshell

Term Exam (Chapter 19)

11/26

On the Eve of Disunion

Essay Exam (Chapter 19)

 

Thanksgiving Break… gobble, gobble

 


Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 12/2

Social an Economic History of the Civil War

Term Exam (Chapter 20)

12/3

Why does secession mean war?

Essay Practice

12/4

North v. South
Modern Marvels: Civil War Tech

Essay Practice
Civil War Economics DBQ

12/5

Lincoln’s Shrewd Diplomacy

Essay Exam (Chapter 20)

12/6

Emancipation as a Weapon

Essay Exam (Chapter 20)

M, 12/9

Fort Sumter
Essential Civil War Notes

Term Exam (Chapter 21)

12/10

Gettysburg Address and 1864

Essay Practice

12/11

Total War!

Essay Exam (Chapter 21)

12/12

Civil War Turning Points

Essay Practice

12/13

Appomattox and the Meaning of Sacrifice

Essay Exam (Chapter 21)

M, 12/16

Lincoln's Assassination and early Reconstruction aims / efforts 

Term Exam 22.1
(the first column of the Chap 22 terms only)

12/17

1st Semester Exam Schedule

Lincoln

12/18

1st Semester Exam Schedule

Lincoln

12/19

1st Semester Exam Schedule

Lincoln

12/20

Reflect on Reconstruction

Essay Exam 23
Please write prompt 2 and turn it in by Thursday at 4 pm.

 

 

 

Spring Semester 2020

Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 1/6

Intro to the Gilded Age
Essential Gilded Age Notes

Term Exam (Chapter 23)
Kennedy Index 23-28

1/7

Big Business v. Labor

Essay Practice

1/8

Tariffs and Currency

Essay Exam (Chapter 23)

1/9

Patronage Abuse and Reform

Essay Practice

1/10

Assassination of Garfield

Term Exam (Chapter 24)

M, 1/13

Stalwarts v. Mugwumps and Half-breeds

Term Exam (Chapter 25 & 26)

*selected terms only

1/14

Railroads and Attempts at Regulation

Essay Practice

1/15

“The Men Who Built America” ?!

Essay Exam (Chapter 25)

1/16

Plains Indians and Westward Expansion

Essay Practice

1/17

Agrarian Radicalism (“pissed off farmers”)

Essay Exam (Chapter 26)

T, 1/21

American Imperialism

Term Exam (Chapter 27)

1/22

Spanish American War

Essay Practice
Reconstruction through Jim Crow take-home essay due.

1/23

Open Door Policy in China

Essay Practice

1/24

TR, Panama and Dollar Diplomacy

Essay Exam (Chapter 27)

M, 1/27

What is Progressivism?
Progressive Era Notes

Term Exam (Chapter 28)

1/28

TR’s Square Deal
I am at school today, so you are welcome to come by for re-tests and make-ups (but please wait a few hours, there are slick spots).  Note that I have changed the assignment in the next column.  Be ready for class on Wednesday.

Essay Practice
Please create an outline for prompt 1 that you will turn in Wednesday.  Make sure to include complete topic sentences, SFI and a full thesis statement.

1/29

The “Bully Pulpit” and RR Regulation

Essay Exam (Chapter 28)
Be prepared for prompts 1, 2 or 3.

1/30

Taft's Brand of Progressivism

Essay Practice

1/31

TR and Conservation

Essay Exam (Chapter 28)

M, 2/3

Election of 1912 and Wilson

Term Exam (Chapter 29)
first column only
Kennedy Index 29-36

2/4

Wilson's brand of Progressivism

Term Exam (Chapter 29)
second column only

2/5

New Freedom and the Triple Wall of Privilege

Essay Exam (Chapter 29)

2/6

American Neutrality in 1914

Essay Practice

2/7

America in World War One

Essay Exam (Chapter 29)

 

Date

Topic

Assignment / Assessment

M, 2/10

“Return to Normalcy”

Term Exam (Chapter 30)

2/11

Teapot Dome and Corruption

Essay Practice

2/12

The “Roaring 1920s”

Essay Practice

213

Modernity v. Traditionalism

Term Exam (Chapter 31)

2/14

Gatsby: The Legacy of the 1920s

Essay Exam (Chapters 30 & 31)

Prepare for 30:1 & 5, 31: 1 & 4

M, 2/17

The Great Depression and the Election of 1932

Term Exam (Chapter 32)
New Deal Notes
New Deal Chart

2/18

FDR’s New Deal: Relief, Reform, Recovery

Essay Practice

2/19

Social Security and “pump-priming”

Essay Exam (Chapter 32)
Study for prompts 1 & 2.

2/20

Wagner Act and Fair Labor Standards
No school today, but I am here.  If the snow doesn't materialize, come on by and knock out some retests or make-ups.  In the mean time, please see the take-home assignment posted.  Be ready for our TE 33 "redemption round" also (folks who earned 5s on Monday are exempt).  Be safe and rest up... World War Two is coming!

Essay Practice
Please watch this documentary episode about the 30s.  You will like it, and it's also a good intro to material in Chapter 33.

Also, please create a good OUTLINE for prompt 5 and have that ready to turn in when we come back.

2/21

Legacy of the New Deal
Please write prompt 5 as a take-home essay and have it ready to turn in when we return.  Also, I would like you to watch this next episode in our documentary series about the events leading up to World War Two (see details at right).  

Also, PLEASE NOTE that on Monday the 24th we will have an Essay Exam on Chapter 33... next week the Term Exam will be Friday.  

Essay Exam (Chapter 32)
I am at school today.  Some of you emailed me that your device is blocking the documentary... if so, I will be offering a screening today at 12:30 for those of you who cannot access the film.  Bring your lunch... it will be fun.  Of course, I am also available all day for retests or make-ups too.  If doors are locked, holler at my window.  

M, 2/24

Fascism Arises in Europe

Essay Exam (Chapter 33)
Study prompts 1 & 2.

2/25

ACT Testing

 

2/26

FDR’s foreign policy

Essay Exam (Chapter 33)
Study prompts 3 & 4.

2/27

Precarious US Neutrality
Please write prompt 1 as a take-home essay and have that ready to turn in Friday.  Here are some reminders about how to earn those complex understanding points.

Essay Practice
I am at school today.  If you show up at 11:00 am for a brief lesson and some re-tests / make-ups you will earn an automatic L6 on your Chapter 33 take home essay.  Be safe and use your best judgement.  Bring your lunch, it will be fun.  Holler at my window if doors are locked.  

2/28

The Failure of “Appeasement”

Term Exam (Chapter 33)

M, 3/2

WWII: Mobilization and the Homefront

Essay Exam (Chapter 34)
Study Prompts 2 & 3

3/3

European Theatre

Essay Practice

3/4

Pacific Theatre

Essay Exam (Chapter 34)
Study Prompts 1 & 5

3/5

VE and VJ Day 1945

Essay Practice

3/6

The Meaning of Sacrifice in WWII

Term Exam (Chapter 34)
New Scoring Rubric

M, 3/9

Truman and the Fair Deal

Essay Exam (Chapter 35)
Study prompts 1 & 4
SA versions of 1 & 4

3/10

Post-War America

Essay Practice

3/11

Cold War Emerges

Essay Exam (Chapter 35)
Study prompts 2, 3 & 5

3/12

Korean War

Essay Practice

3/13

Consumer Culture in the 1950s

Term Exam (Chapter 35)
Cold War Notes

M, 3/16

"I Like Ike"
Virtual Day Assignment: Please read the chapter as indicated and examine all of the high-lighted links among the terms and within the essay prompts.  Most of them are self-explanatory, but if not send me a massage via google classroom. 

Read Chapter 36

Join our Google Classroom
The join code is prtucip

3/17

"Brinkmanship"
Virtual Day Assignment: I have linked a documentary episode and a movie in the next column.  I know that your BSC device blocks some content from YouTube, so do your best to find a work-around.  Talk to each other and share solutions.  The movie is called "Pleasantville" and I think you would really enjoy it if you are able to find a way to obtain it on-line (I have found that you kids are very resourceful when you want to watch something... enough said).  It is not required, but I promise you will love it.


Watch these Films:

The Century America's Time: Happy Daze (1953-1960)

Pleasantville (1998)

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3/18

Kennedy and the Election of 1960
Virtual Day Assignment: Please click on the assignment in the next column and follow the instructions.  

Essay Exam (36.1)
Please write this essay and send it to me via e-mail by 6 pm on 3/18.  Just cut and paste it into the body of an e-mail message (no need to attach a file) to wilson.jones@bcsemail.org.

3/19

The Brink of War: Cuba and Berlin
Virtual Day Assignment: Please complete the practice assignment as indicated.  You should also consult my Civil Rights Notes, which provide a more comprehensive overview.  Message me if you have questions.

Essay Practice
Please create an outline for Prompt 4.  No need to submit, this is just practice.

Civil Rights Notes

3/20

Civil Rights & LBJ’s Great Society
Virtual Day Assignment: Please write the DBQ posted in the next column.  Take your time and refer to our DBQ template.  The Cold War Notes posted above on 3/13 will also be very helpful.

Essay Exam (36.2)
Please write this DBQ and send it to me via e-mail by 6 pm on 3/20.  Just cut and paste it into the body of an e-mail message (no need to attach a file) to wilson.jones@bcsemail.org.

M, 3/23

Civil Rights Victories and Tragedies
Virtual Assignment:  Please check our Google Classroom for all updates beginning on 3/23.  This site will remain active so that we are ready to go when we return to school. 

Term Exam (Chapter 37)
Kennedy Index 37-41

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3/24

Vietnam and Escalation

Essay Practice

3/25

1968: American Crossroads

Essay Exam (Chapter 37)

3/26

Nixon and Scandal

Essay Practice

3/27

Watergate and President Ford

Essay Exam (Chapter 37)

M, 3/30

Détente: Cold War Thaws

Term Exam (Chapter 38)

3/31

Carter and the Bicentennial

Essay Practice

4/1

Stagflation and the 1970s

Essay Exam (Chapter 38)

4/2

Camp David and the Iran Hostage Crisis

Essay Practice

4/3

The Reagan Revolution of 1980

Essay Exam (Chapter 38)

 

Spring Break

 

M, 4/13

Deregulation and Trickle-Down

Term Exam (Chapter 39)

4/14

Iran-Contra and Grenada

Essay Practice

4/15

Cold War Sputters to an End

Essay Exam (Chapter 39)

4/16

Reagan’s Legacy

Essay Practice

4/17

“A Kinder, Gentler America” – GHW Bush

Essay Exam (Chapter 39)

M, 4/20

Clinton and the 1990s

Term Exam (Chapter 40)

4/21

Balanced Budgets and “Welfare Reform”

Essay Practice

4/22

Now what? Foreign Policy at the TOTC

Essay Exam (Chapter 40)

4/23

GW Bush and the Post-911 World

Essay Practice

4/24

Obama and Today

Term Exam (Chapter 41)

 

 

 

 


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