Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Presidents--watch online

The Presidents series from the history channel is great review.  Unfortunately, we are not going to have time in class to watch them.  Below you will find links for the presidents from 1945 to the present so you can watch them online.

Truman (con't), Eisenhower and Kennedy
Kennedy and LBJ
LBJ (con't) and Nixon
Nixon (con't) and Ford
Carter (con't) and Reagan
Reagan (con't) and Bush
Clinton and George W. Bush
George W. Bush

Each of the above segments is 10 minutes long.  I would really suggest watching at least Nixon Through Clinton--since we will not be covering this in class.

The other episodes are on Youtube as well.  There are 8 episodes in all, broken down into 10 minutes segments.  Here is the first segment from episode one.  You can find the rest easily.

Studying Resources

Here are some resources to help you study:

Supreme Court Cases flashcards  (Mr. Borghoff)
Art, Literature and Culture flashcards
Visual Art Flashcards

Other online resources:

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)

Monday, April 11, 2011


Monday, April 11

Lecture:  Intro to World War II

Tuesday, April 12

Go over last week's ACT.  Discuss answering ACT type questions.

Wednesday, April 13

Lecture:  World War II

Thursday, April 14

Lecture:  The making fo the Atomic Bomb and the beginning of the Cold War

Friday, April 15

Lecture:  The Cold War of the 1950s.

Keep up with your reading!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Deal DBQ Question

Tomorrow, we will be writing a DBQ in class.  I gave the prompt today, so that you can better prepare to write.  Tomorrow, I'll give you the documents. 

If you need a copy of the prompt, click on the link below.

DBQ New Deal Prompt

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Review Session, April 10

On Sunday, April 10 there will be a review session from 6 pm to 9 pm in room 124A.

This session will be conducted by Mr. Borghoff and will include reviews over SLAVERY, ECONOMICS and REFORM MOVEMENTS.

Enter the doors near the library. (Door 7)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Schedule April 4-8

Monday, April 4

Video:  The Presidents:  Harding, Coolidge, Hoover and FDR (With sheet)

Tuesday, April 5

Lecture:  The Great Depression and the New Deal, part 1

Wednesday, April 6

Lecture: The Great Depression and the New Deal, part 2

Thursday, April 7

1.  Lecture:  The Storm clouds gather for another world war
2.  DBQ prompt discussion

Friday, April 8

In class DBQ on the New Deal

Don't forget to be keeping up on reading!

Friday, April 1, 2011

First AP Review Session on Sunday Night!

Don't forget:  Sunday April 3 will be our first AP review session.  This session will be a writing workshop, discussing the ins and outs of DBQ writing.  We will look examine two tests and read responses.

This session will be from 6-8 on Sunday night in room 124A.

See you there!