Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Reading Guide Chapter 15

I hope everyone is having a great break.  I know you don't want to think about it (me neither), but we have a lot of work to do once we get back.  Below, is the reading guide for Chapter 15.  It will be due on Monday, January 10.  If you want a head start, here it is:

Chapter 15 Reading Guide

See you on Monday!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Monday, December 13

1.  Collect essays and RG Chapter 12
2.  Lecture: Slavery in America, part 1

RG Chapter 10 due on Wednesday

Tuesday, December 14

Lecture:  Slavery in America, part 2

RG Due tomorrow

Wednesday, December 15

DBQ--examine question and documents

Complete document analysis for homework if necessary

Thursday, December 16

Writing a DBQ.  DBQ for the reform period will be due when you come back from break.
Also, start reading chapters 13 and 14.  Complete reading guide for Tuesday, January 4

Friday, December 17

Wrap things up before break.  The following is due:

Typed DBQ essay due on Monday, January 3
RG Chapters 13-14 due on Tuesday, January 4

You will be getting the Chapter 15 and 16 reading guides when you come back.  I will try to post them during break if you would like to get ahead.

Have a Great Break.  And stay out of the trees.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Monday, December 6

1.  Peer review:  Introductions
2.  Discuss essay writing.  Assign essay.  You will be writing a full essay based on ONE of the introductions you wrote.  The final typed essay will be due next Monday.

Reading Guide for Ch 12 due on Thursday.  Terms test on FRIDAY!  Review Sheet can be found here.

Tuesday, December 7

Lecture:  Manifest Destiny, Part 1

Wednesday, December 8

Lecture:  Manifest Destiny, Part 2

Chapter 12 Reading Guide due Tomorrow.

Thursday, December 9

1.  Finish Manifest Destiny
2.  Video:  The Presidents

Friday, December 10

1.  Terms Test #3

Typed Free-Response Essay due on Monday.  Start reading Chapter 10  Complete Reading Guide for Wednesday, December 15.  You will have a DBQ that covers this chapter.

Looking ahead:

Next week, start Chapters 13,14.  Reading Guide due when we come back from break.
Take-home DBQ over break.

After Break:  Chapters 15 and 16.  Terms Test #4.  Final Exam.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

AMSCO Book Answers

Here are the answers for AMSCO, chapters 7-10

7)         The Age of Jefferson, 1800-1816 (pages 134-135)
            1. E   2. D   3. B   4. C   5. A   6. C   7. D   8. C   9. A   10. D
8)         Nationalism and Economic Development (pages 157-159)
            1. C   2. E   3. C   4. B   5. A   6. C   7. E   8. C   9. C   10. E
9)         Sectionalism (pages 178-179)
            1. D   2. E   3. A   4. D   5. D   6. E   7. E   8. A   9. C   10. A
10)       The Age of Jackson, 1824-1844 (pages 194-196)
            1. C   2. D   3. B   4. A   5. B   6. C   7. D   8. A   9. E   10. B

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Monday, November 29

1.  Go over RG Ch 9
2.  Lecture:  Andrew Jackson, Part 3

Tuesday, November 30

1. Finish discussing Andrew Jackson
2. Video:  The Presidents:  Jackson through Harrison

Wednesday, December 1

Test:  Unit 3  (Chapters 7 & 9)

Start reading Chapter 12.  Bring Book Tomorrow.  Complete reading guide for Thursday..

Thursday, December 2

Work in class on the reading guide for Chapter 12

Friday, December 3

Essay Writing 101.  How to write a free response essay.

Complete take-home free response essay for Monday.

Terms Test on Wednesday!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010


Monday, November 22

Finish Jackson Lecture

Chapter 9 Reading Guide due tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 23

Jackson through Political Cartoons.

If needed, finish activity for homework. Then start reading, "Andrew Jackson: Flamboyant Hero of the Common Man" by John F. Marszalek. (Portrait of America, vol 1.  p. 215-229)   Be prepared on Monday for a quiz or some type of writing based on the article.  You may use notes, but not the article itself.

Wednesday, November 24

1. Go over RG Chapter 7
2.  Discuss Political Cartoons

Read article.  Test over Chapters 7 and 9 on Wednesday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Monday, November 15

1.  Lecture:  The Election of 1824
2.  Video:  The Presidents:  Madison, Monroe and Adams

The Chapter 7 reading guide due tomorrow.  Look over Chapter 9 in the AMSCO book.  It is on sectionalism and does a good job outline the issues.

Tuesday,  November 16

1.  Sectionalism "Quiz" Activity
2.  Lecture:  The Election of 1828

Start reading Chapter 9.  Complete Reading Guide for Chapter 9 for Tuesday.

Wednesday, November  17

1.  Lecture:  The Administration of Andrew Jackson, Part 1

Thursday, November 18

1.  Lecture:  The Administration of Andrew Jackson, Part 2

Friday, November 19

FOOD DRIVE.  You can help out with the food drive or use class time to get work done.

Reading Guide for Chapter 9 due on Tuesday.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Monday, November 8

1.  Lecture:  War of 1812, part 1

Study for terms test. Reading guide (Ch 8, 11) due tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 9

2.  Lecture:  War of 1812, Part 2

Study for terms test.

Wednesday, November 10

Terms Test #2

HW.  Read Chapter 7.  Complete Reading guide for Tuesday.

Thursday, November 11

Veterans Day.  No school.

Friday, November 12

1.  Lecture:  Monroe to Adams

Chapter 7 Reading guide due on Tuesday. Pay particular attention to the concepts of "sectionalism."  You may have something about that on Tuesday......quiz, perhaps?

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Tuesday, November 2

Work Day

Wednesday, November 3

Test:  Unit 3

Read, "Personal Side of a Developing People"

Thursday, November 4

Discuss Reading

Read Chapters 8 and 11.  Complete reading guide for Tuesday.

Friday, November 5

Finish reading discussion
Work on reading guide in class.

Terms Test #2 on Wednesday.  Review sheet here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

AMSCO Answers Chapter 6 and 7

6)         The Constitution and the New Republic, 1787-1800 (pages 114-115)
            1. A   2. B   3. E   4. C   5. B   6. D  7. B   8. C   9. D   10. D
7)         The Age of Jefferson, 1800-1816 (pages 134-135)
            1. E   2. D   3. B   4. C   5. A   6. C   7. D   8. C   9. A   10. D

Test on Wednesday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Monday, October 25

1.  Go over Washington article
2.  Lecture:  The Administration of George Washington and the development of political parties

RG Chapter 5 part B is due tomorrow

Tuesday, October 26

1.  Go over Ch 5.1 Reading Guide
2.  Lecture:  The Administration of John Adams and the Election of 1800

Start reading chapter 6.  You must read this chapter.  You can complete the Ch 6 reading outline.  This is optional and will not be collected, but is good for outlining the chapter and getting the necessary information for the test on Friday.

Wednesday, October 27

1.  Lecture:  The Administration of Thomas Jefferson and Marbury v. Madison

Thursday, October 28

1.  Go over Chapter 5.2 Reading Guide
2.  Video:  The Presidents:  Washington through Jefferson

If you want to watch the video again or missed it the first time, you can watch it online. It is a great review.

Part 1.1 Washington
Part 1.2  Washington and Adams
Part 1.3 Adams and Jefferson
Part 1.4 Jefferson

Test tomorrow over Chapters 4, 5 and 6. 

Friday, October 29

Test:  Unit 3:  The Federalist Era

Read, "The Secret Life of a Developing Country"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Creating a Constitution Video

Here is a link to watch Wednesday's video, Creating a Constitution.  The portion we watched in class was the first 25 minutes of the link below.

Creating a Constitution

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Monday, October 18

Test, Unit 2

HW:  Reading Guide Chapter 5, Part A.  Due Wednesday

Tuesday, October 19

Lecture:  Inventing a New Government

Wednesday, October 20

1.  Lecture:  The Constitutional Convention
2.  Video:  Creating a Constitution  (with sheet)

Read, "The Greatness of George Washington."  Complete reading guide for Friday.

Thursday, October 21

Meet with counselors.  In North end of the library.

Friday, October 22

Lecture:  The Presidency of George Washington

HW:  Reading Guide Chapter 5, Part B.  Due Tuesday.


    Unit 3 Test:  Friday, October 29
    Terms Test #2:  Friday, November 5 (Chapters 1-6)

AMSCO book review question answers

Here the answers for the AMSCO book review questions for Chapters 4 & 5:

4)         Imperial Wars and Colonial Protest, 1754-1775 (pages 70-71)
            1. E   2. E   3. B   4. C   5. D   6. C   7. B   8. C   9. E   10. A
5)         The American Revolution and Confederation, 1775-1787 (pages 89-90)
            1. E   2. A   3. C   4. C   5. D   6. A   7. A   8. A   9. D   10. C

Monday, October 11, 2010


Monday, October 11

No School.  Columbus Day (Or, if you prefer, Indigenous People's Day)

Tuesday, October 12

Video:  America:  The Story of Us--Revolution

Wednesday, October 13

1.  American History Mystery #1
2.  Lecture: Those "others" who fought
3.  Go over Ch 4 Part 1 Reading Guide

Thursday, October 14

1. Lecture:  The End of the War
2.  Go over Ch 4 Part 2 Reading Guide

Friday, October 15

1.  Test:  Unit 2

Read pages 141-151.  Complete Reading Guide:  Chapter 5, Part 1  Due Tuesday.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Monday, October 4

1.  Terms Test #1
2.  Lecture:  From Revolt to Revolution

Reading guide Chapter 4, Part 1 due tomorrow

Tuesday, October 5

Lecture:  The Start of the War

Reading Guide, Chapter 4 part 2.  Due next Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 6

Analysis of Common Sense

Thursday,  October 7

Lecture:  The Declaration of Independence

Friday,  October 8

Lecture:  Fighting the War:  The Experience of the Soldier

Reading guide due on Tuesday.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Monday, September 27

1.  Finish Video
2.  Discuss film and Boston Massacre accounts

HW Read Boston Massacre Transcripts

Tuesday, September 28

1.  In groups, answer questions and complete chart on Boston Massacre documents
2.  Discuss

Start reading Chapter 4.  Reading Guide for Ch 4, Part A is due on Tuesday

Wednesday,  September 29

Work Day.  Work on Chapter 4 Part A reading guide.

Thursday, September 30

1.  Lecture:  The Boston Massacre and the Nature of History

Friday, October 1

1.  In class essay about the Boston Massacre.

Reading guide (Chapter 4 A) due on Tuesday.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Monday, September 20

1.  Give test scores
2. "A long time ago..."  Story time!
3.  Lecture:  French and Indian War

BRING BOOK TOMORROW.  Reading guide for Chapter 3.1 due tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 21

1.  Finish lecture
2.  Work on Chapter 3, part 2 reading guide in class

Reading Guide due on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 22

Lecture:  England and the Colonies

Reading Guide due tomorrow.

Thursday, September 23

1.  Intro to the Boston Massacre

Read accounts, make comparisons.

Friday, September 24

Video:  John Adams, episode 1

Read chapter from John Adams by David McCullough.  Due Monday.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Monday, September 13

Itemizing the colonies activity.  Work in groups to finish chart on one colonial region.

Tuesday, September 14

Itemizing the colonies:  share your work

Wednesday, September 15

1.  Go over Chapter 2 reading guide.
2.  Discuss studying for test.
3.  Start discuss colonies. 

Thursday, September 16  LATE ARRIVAL

 Finish going over colonies.  Sporcle perhaps?

Friday, September 17

Test:  Unit 1

Homework:  Reading Guide, Chapter 3 (part 1)  Due Tuesday.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1.  Discuss Massacre at Mystic
2.  Lecture:  A Walk Through a Puritan Graveyard

Document:  "A City on a Hill"

Work on Chapter 2 Reading Guide.  Due Friday.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

1.  Go over Ch 1 Reading Guide
2.  Lecture:  From the Puritans to an American Identity  

Reading Guide, Chapter 2 due on Friday.  Also, BRING BOOK ON FRIDAY!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

No School.  Happy New Year!  Year 5771!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chart of the Colonies.  Use book, fill out the colonial Chart.  Due Monday.

Test over Unit 1 on Wednesday!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Monday, August 30

1.  Quiz:  Omnivore's Dilemma
2.  Lecture:  History of Corn

Homework.  Begin Reading Prologue and Chapter 1.  Reading Guide due on Friday.  Bring book tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 31

Today, is work day.  You can use the class to work on the reading guide for Chapter 1.

Wednesday, September 1

Lecture:  English Colonization of North America.  Part 1:  Virginia.

Thursday, September 2

Lecture:  English Colonization of North America.  Part 2:  New England.

Reading Guide due tomorrow

Friday, September 3

Video:  Massacre at Mystic

Homework:  Reading Guide:  Chapter 2.  Due Friday, September 10

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Wednesday, August 25

Introduction to the course.  Distribute books.

Homework:  Read, "The Pristine Myth" and complete reading guide for Friday.

 Thursday, August 26

Lecture:  America Before Columbus

Homework:  "The Pristine Myth" Reading Guide due tomorrow.

Friday, August 27

1.  Discuss article.
2.  Lecture:  "The Great Exchange"

Homework:  Read "The Omnivore's Dilemma, Chapter 1"  Complete article analysis for Monday.


In order to get a grasp as to what AP United States History is all about, take a look at the course overview.  Here you will find information about grading policy, homework and expectations.

In addition, the course is divided into units.  Each unit has its own syllabus, which details the chapters and items we will read.  It also lists all of the terms you will need to know for the test.

The Unit 1 syllabus is available here.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at any time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Hey, guys. Welcome to a new year and welcome to our APUSH class blog. Here you will find everything you need to be successful in the course. This blog will contain all of the assignments and the weekly schedules for AP United States History. In addition, in the right-hand column you will also find some interesting links that may make your APUSH experience a little easier. Remember the goal: the AP test in May. That may seem like a long way off---but it will come sooner than you realize.

Here's to a great year!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


As we get closer to the AP exam, the following resources are great to help review for the test.

1. AP U.S. History Review (29 pages. Great overview of each era)
2. 540 Things to Know (9 pages. Lists important terms and brief description)
3. Era Principles (1 page. Summarizes the main idea of each historical era)
4. Important Supreme Court Cases (2 pages. Lists cases and describes importance)
5. Political Parties (5 pages. Lists the different political parties throughout history and their ideas)
6. Presidential Doctrines (3 pages. Important presidential doctrines and their significance)
7. AP Quizzes (This site has over 50 quizzes you can take over AP-related material)
8. Giant AP Review (This 76 page review was put together by students at Horace Greeley High School in New York. )
9. APUSH Notecards (This site has several notecards that can be printed out to help you study)
10. US History Outline (This page has brief descriptions of each period in US History)

Use these resources. They will help.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SCHEDULE APRIL 19-23, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lecture: Cold War during the 1950s

Read Chapter 30. Have it read by Wednesday. Remember, you can read the AMSCO book instead if you prefer.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lecture: JFK and Vietnam

Read Chapter 30

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Video: The Presidents: Eisenhower through Nixon

Start reading chapter 31

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lecture: Intro to the Civil Rights Movement

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lecture: Civil Rights Movement

Final Exam #1 on TUESDAY!

Start reading chapter 32 (or the chapters in AMSCO). On Tuesday’s test, there will be questions over items that we have not specifically covered in class.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


In order to expedite the studying process for the terms test, I have put together a list of terms. There are over 145 possible terms for the test. The test on Friday will take 50 terms from this list.


Monday, April 12, 2010


This year, there will be THREE APUSH review sessions. Each session will be on a Sunday night, 6 pm to 9 pm in room 124A.

APRIL 18, 2010: Janu

Art, Literature and Culture
Women's History
Latino History

April 25, 2010: Caporusso

Political Parties
Foreign Policy
The Supreme Court

May 2, 2010: Borghoff

General Review
"The 100"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

SCHEDULE APRIL 12-16, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

1. Quiz over "The Home Front" reading
2. Lecture: Diplomacy during WWII

Finish reading Chapter 28. Study for terms test.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lecture: The atomic bombs and the end of the war

Start reading Chapter 29.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lecture: The beginning of the Cold War (The 1950s)

Read Chapter 29.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lecture: The Cold War continues (The 1960s)

Study for Terms Test.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Terms Test! Chapters 17-28.

Start reading chapter 30.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Hi everyone. Due to the fact that I have been out and will probably not be back until Thursday, I want to extend the rewrites for the DBQ until NEXT Thursday, April 15. I want to make sure that those of you who want to talk to me about the essay have time to do so.

Again, DBQ rewrites are due on Thursday, April 15. (You can turn them in earlier, though, if you want).

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I am going to be out for a couple of days---not sure exactly when I will be getting back. Hopefully, Tuesday or Wednesday. Here, though, is the schedule regardless whether or not I am back.

Monday, April 5, 2010

This will be a work day. You can do any of the following things:

1. Get ready for the quiz over chapters 25, 26 and 27. You were given a review sheet for this. The quiz is on Wednesday
2. Prepare for the terms test next Friday, April 16. That test will cover chapters 17-28.
3. Work on your DBQ rewrites

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

1. Go over Ch 27 Reading Guide
2. Lecture or movie about the New Deal

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

1. Quiz: 1920s/30s (Chapters 25, 26 and 27)
2. Start reading Chapter 28 World War II

Thursday, April 8, 2010

1. Review Quiz.
2. Lecture during class about beginning of WWII or you will have time to start reading an article about the WWII Homefront. Quiz over the article will be on Monday.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Go over Practice ACT in class

Finish reading article and Chapter 28. Quiz over the article on Monday.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Reading/Test Schedule

APUSH Reading Schedule

April 6-8 Chapter 28
April 8-12 WWII Homefront article
April 13-15 Chapter 29
April 16-20 Chapter 30
April 21-23 Chapter 31
April 26-29 Chapter 32


April 1 AP Review Quiz
April 6 1920s/30s Quiz
April 9 AP Review Quiz
April 12 WWII Homefront Quiz
April 16 2nd Semester Terms Test
April 21 Ch 29/30 Reading Quiz
April 27 Final Exam #1
May 5 Final Exam #2
May 7 AP Test


Monday, March 29, 2010

Go over 1920s Organizer
Video: The Presidents

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lecture: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Depression

Chapter 27 Reading Guide due on Thursday

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

No Class. ACT practice Test.

Thursday, April 1, 2010 LATE

1. Review Quiz
2. Go over DBQ


Friday, April 2, 2010

No School.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


For those of you who weren't in school on Friday, here is the Reading Guide for Chapter 27.

Chapter 27 Reading Guide

Monday, March 15, 2010

SCHEDULE MARCH 15-19, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lecture: Over Here: World War I Homefront

Finish reading Chapter 24

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lecture: The end of the war: Versailles and Disillusion
Go over Chapter 23 Reading Guide

Quiz tomorrow. Bring Book.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

1. Quiz over Chapters 23 and 24
2. Work on 1920s Organizer

Read Chapter 23 in AMSCO book (470-491)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Introduction to the 1920s: Prohibition

Friday, March 19, 2010

1. Review Quiz
2. The President of the 1920s

Read Chapter 26 (699-708) and Chapter 27. Complete reading guide. Due on the Wednesday we come back from break.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Tomorrow's DBQ is about imperialism. If you want to see the documents beforehand, click on the link below. You will get the question tomorrow in class.

Imperialism DBQ Documents

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Monday, March 8, 2010

Lecture: Imperialism, part 1

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lecture: Imperialism, part 2

Reading guide for Chapter 23 due tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DBQ: Imperialism

Start reading Chapter 24

Thursday, March 11, 2010 LATE

Introduction to World War I

Friday, March 12, 2010

World War I: The Homefront

Quiz over chapters 23 &24 on Tuesday (most likely)

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Monday, March 1, 2010

1st Period: Meet in blackbox. Lecture: Taft, Wilson and Suffrage

2nd & 8th Periods: Meet in the classroom. Complete the Unit 6 organizer.

Test on Wednesday over Unit 6

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1st Period: Meet in classroom. Complete the Unit 6 Organizer.

2nd & 8th Periods: Meet in Blackbox. Lecture: Taft, Wilson and Suffrage

Test tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Test: Unit 6

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lecture: The Age of Imperialism

Bring Book tomorrow. Start working on Ch 23 Reading Guide.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Work on Ch 23 reading guide in class. Due on Tuesday.

Friday, February 26, 2010


The test over unit 6 will now be on Wednesday.

Monday: First Period meet in the blackbox. We will be wrapping up the Progressive movement. 2nd and 8th, meet in the classroom. You will be doing a review activity.

Tuesday: First period, you will meet in the classroom to do the review activity. 2nd and 8th periods meet in the blackbox to finish the progressive movement.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Monday, February 22, 2010

The Union Stockyards of Chicago

Test on Friday. RG Ch 22 due on Wednesday

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lecture: The Progressive Movement, p. 1

RG due tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lecture: The Progressive Movement, p. 2

Thursday, February 25, 2010 LATE

1. Finish unit
2. Return and go over Ch 22 RG

Friday, February 26, 2010

Test: Unit 6

1st period meet in Black Box on Monday. 2nd and 8th periods, meet in room---bring book.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

First period: Meet in the BLACKBOX

1. Quiz over reading
2. Lecture: Introduction to Immigration in America
3. Homework: Start chapter 19 reading guide. Due Thursday.

2nd and 8th periods: Meet in CLASSROOM. Bring book.

1. Quiz over reading
2. Work on Chapter 19 reading guide. Due on Thursday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

First period: Meet in classroom. Bring book.

1. Work on Chapter 19 reading guide in class. Due tomorrow.

2nd and 8th periods: Meet in BLACKBOX

1. Lecture: Introduction to Immigration in America

Chapter 19 Reading guide due tomorrow. Quiz tomorrow.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Walk and Talk Quiz: Chapters 21 and 19.

Homework: Start reading chapter 22. Reading guide due on Wednesday. Test over the Unit on Friday.

Friday, February 19, 2010

1. Introduction to the Progressive Age: What’s in that medicine?

Work on reading guide.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Monday, February 8, 2010

Video: The Homestead Strike

Homework: Zinn questions due tomorrow. Also, bring book tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quiz over Chapter 18.

Start Chapter 21 in class. Due Friday

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Video: Presidents of the Gilded Age

Thursday, February 11, 2010 LATE

Lecture: Gilded Age Politics

Homework: Chapter 21 reading guide due tomorrow.

FRIDAY, February 12, 2010

Lecture: Populism and the Election of 1896

Homework: Read article, “The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism.” Quiz over the reading on Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


For some reason, the packet printed out of order. The first page is page 253. Then you need to flip a couple of pages to read page 255-257---and then back again to 258-261.

I know this is a little confusing. If you would like to read it online, click below:

Howard Zinn, "Robber Barons and Rebels"

Monday, February 1, 2010


Monday, February 1, 2010

Lecture: The Gilded Age

Homework: Reading Guide for Ch 18 due tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meet down in the commons today. You will be meeting with your counselors. While waiting, pick up a packet for Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States and a reading guide.

Homework: Read People’s History and complete reading guide for Monday.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lecture: The Corporation in America

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lecture: Introduction to the Labor Movement

Friday, February 4, 2010

Finish Labor lecture

Homework: Reading guide for Zinn due on Monday

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Welcome to the new semester!

Tuesday, January 26

1. Intro to 2nd Semester
2. Junior Course Electives
3. Lecture: Native American History, 1860-1920s

Homework: Reading Guide, Native Americans. Due Friday

Wednesday, January 27

1. Continue lecture

Thursday, January 28

1. Lecture: American Indian Movement
2. Analysis, "Alcatraz Proclamation, 1969"

Reading guide due tomorrow

Friday, January 29

1. Intro to the "Gilded Age"
2. Work on Chapter on 18 Reading Guide

Chapter 18 reading guide due on Tuesday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


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Monday, January 11, 2010


Here are keys for the following reading guides:

Chapter 12 (Manifest Destiny)

Chapter 16 (Reconstruction)



Monday, January 11, 2010

1. Lecture: Reconstruction, con’t

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1. Video: Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War

Wednesday January 13, 2010

1. Video: Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War (con’t)

Terms test tomorrow!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

1. Finish video. Discuss.
2. Discuss 14th Amendment article.

Terms test tomorrow!

Friday, January 15, 2010

TERMS TEST #2 (Chapters 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16)

Finals next week! Study!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Schedule January 4-8, 2010


Monday, January 4, 2010

1. Discuss DBQ
2. Lecture: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

HW Finish reading guide for Chapter 16 for tomorrow. DBQ rewrite due on Wednesday

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

1. Lecture: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, part 2
2. Introduction to Reconstruction

DBQ Rewrite due tomorrow.

Wednesday January 6, 2010

1. Lecture: Reconstruction, Part 1

Terms test on Monday. Start studying! Test will cover Chapters 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16

Thursday, January 7, 2010

1. Lecture: Reconstruction, Part 2
2. Go over reading guide, chapter 16

Friday, December 8, 2010

Finish Reconstruction. Introduction to the West.

Terms test on Monday!