Sunday, August 26, 2012

Schedule August 27-31

Monday, August 27

1.  Complete "Fact File" for Omnivore's Dilemma
2.  Lecture:  The History of Corn

Work on the reading guide for Chapter 1. Due on Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 28

Lecture:  Native America and the Arrival of Europeans

As a supplement to this lecture, it is recommended that you watch the following clips on YouTube:

Reading Guide is due tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 29

Lecture:  Jamestown and Chesapeake Colonization

Read Chapter 2.  Complete reading guide for next Wednesday

Thursday, August 30

1.  Finish lecture
2.  Document analysis:  "The Starving Tyme"

Friday, August 31

Lecture:  The Colonization of New England

You will have a quiz over Chapters 1 & 2 next Friday!  Reading guide due on Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Schedule, August 29-31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29

Introduction to the course. Distribution of class materials.

Homework:  Read, "The Pristine Myth" for tomorrow.  Complete reading guide.  We will have a quiz over the reading tomorrow.  Make sure you bring book tomorrow.

Thursday, August 30  BRING BOOK TODAY

1.  Quiz over the reading
2.  Discuss the reading.  Complete an "Essential Fact File" for the article.
3.  Explain "specific definitions" using "The Pristine Myth" as an example.

Homework:  Read, "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollen, just pages 23-31.  Take notes and be prepared to discuss tomorrow.

Friday, August 31

1.  Lecture:  Corn and Colonization
2.  Discuss "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and complete an "Essential Fact File"

Homework:  Read the Prologue and Chapter 1 in The American Nation.  Complete reading guide for Wednesday. 

Welcome to the 2012-13 School Year!

Welcome to the class blog for Advanced Placement United States History.  Here you will find everything you will need to be successful in class.  Weekly schedules will be posted, along with due dates for assignments.  In addition, all assignments are downloadable as well.  This can come in handy if you are absent or you just want to get ahead.

And that is the key.  This is a very content heavy course---so you will need to be organized and stay on top of things.  I am here to help you and do whatever I can to help you succeed.  However, you need to make sure you keep up with assignments and reading.  There is only so much I can do in regard to the information---the rest is up to you.

I look forward to this year.  See you soon.

Mr. Janu