AP USH Schedule

Advanced Placement United States History

AP US History Course Schedule, Revised, 8/13/19

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.  

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)

 

 

 

 


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