Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thanks for a Great Year!

APUSH 2012-13 Class---

Thanks for a great year.  Have a great summer and STAY OUT OF THE TREES!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Review materials (Updated)

Here are some resources to help you study.


APUSH Terms (150 terms)
AP Key Terms (533 terms)
Supreme Court Cases flashcards  
Art, Literature and Culture flashcards
Visual Art Flashcards

Don't forget, your book has online flashcards as well!

Other online resources:

1. APUSH Review Terms.  (444 terms to know)
2. AP Study Notes (Outlines of each era)
3. Era Principles (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 (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 15, 2013

Schedule April 15-19

Monday, April 15

Japanese-American Internment; Diplomacy during World War II

Tuesday, April 16

Manhattan Project.  Beginning of the Cold War

Wednesday, April 17

Cold War of the 1950s.

Thursday, April 18

Cold War of the 1960s

Friday, April 19

The Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, April 11, 2013

APUSH Review Sessions

Reading Schedule

You should have the following chapters read by the dates below.  You can be quizzed any time on these chapters.

April 12:  Chapter 28 (AMSCO Chapter 25)
April 17:  Chapter 29 (AMSCO Chapters 26-27)
April 23:  Chapter 30 (AMSCO Chapter 28)
April 30:  Chapters 31, 32, 33  (AMSCO  29-30)

Terms Test (100 terms from both semesters):  May 1

First Cumulative Exam:  May 8
Second Cumulative Exam:  May 13

AP Test:  May 15

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Updated Keys

I have updated the keys to include the Ch 24 reading guide and the reading guide on the 1920s (I don't think I collected that reading guide).

Monday, March 18, 2013

Schedule March 18-22, 2013

Monday, March 18

FRQ in class over Imperialism

Reading guide for the 1920s due on Friday.

Tuesday, March 19

Lecture:  Prohibition, the "Noble Experiment"

Wednesday, March 20

Video:  The Century:  1920s

Thursday, March 21

No class.  Practice ACT.

Reading guide over the 1920s due tomorrow.

Friday, March 22

1.   Short quiz over the 1920s.  15 questions.
2.  Video: The Presidents:  Harding, Coolidge and Hoover

Over break, you need to read Chapter 27 (just pages 711-729.)  There is a reading guide.  It is optional.  If you choose to do it, it is due on the Wednesday after break (April 3).  I will not be distributing this in class.  If you want to do it, print it out.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Schedule March 11-15, 2013

Monday, March 11

Lecture:  Imperialism, part 2

The Reading Guide for World War I due on Friday.

Tuesday, March 12

Lecture: WWI, p. 1

Wednesday, March 13

Lecture:  WWI, p. 2

Thursday, March 14

Lecture:  WWI, p. 3

Friday, March 15

Exam:  Imperialism and World War I.  This will be an essay test.  It will be either a FRQ or a DBQ.

Read Chapters 25 & 26 in textbook (or Chapter 23 in AMSCO).  The Reading Guide is due on Thursday, March 21.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Schedule March 4-8, 2013

Monday March 4

Test:  Unit 4

Start reading Chapter 23.  Complete reading guide for Friday.

Tuesday, March 5

Snow Day!  YooHoo!

Wednesday, March 6

Group Test Retake

Thursday, March 7

Introduction to Imperialism

Friday, March 8

Lecture:  Imperialism

Read Chapter 24.  Reading Guide due next Friday.  Essay Quiz next Friday over Chapter 23 & 24.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Suffrage Powerpoint

For those of you not in class on Friday, we discussed the suffrage movement.  The slides for that powerpoint can be downloaded here.

Don't forget the APUSH chat tonight.  8:30.

Thursday, February 28, 2013


The test scheduled for Friday, has been moved to Monday.  We will also have our first in-class free response essay on Tuesday.

And the group test retake will be on Wednesday.  I will be giving out the Chapter 23 Reading Guide on Monday.  It will now be due on Friday of next week.

The online study session will be on Sunday night at 8:30. (I am going to be out for most of the day, if I don't get back home by 8:30, I'll let you know on the chat.  But I will be available).

Have a great weekend.  Hope to see you at the chat.  :)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Schedule February 25-March 1, 2013

Monday, February 25

Lecture:  The Muckrakers

Complete the Ch 22 reading guide for Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 26  MEET IN BLACKBOX

Lecture:  The Progressive Age

Wednesday, February 27

Video:  The Presidents

Thursday, February 28

1.  Go over Chapter 22 reading guide
2.  Lecture:  The Suffrage Movement

I will be online tonight starting at 8:30 if anyone would like to review.

Friday, March 1 

Test:  Unit 4

On Monday, we will be meeting in the Black Box again.  Start reading Chapter 23. The reading guide will be due on Thursday.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Schedule February 19-22

Tuesday, February 19

1.  Lecture:  Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
2. Go over reading guide for Chapter 19

Read “The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism” For Friday.  You will be having a quiz over the article on Friday.  Here are questions you should be able to answer:

A. Summarize Frank Baum’s background. What factors influenced his writing of The Wizard of Oz ?
B. Littleton writes of The Wizard of Oz as “Baum’s immortal American fantasy” that has “symbolic allegory implicit within its storyline and characterizations.” Be able to explain the symbols Baum uses in the Wizard of Oz, according to Littleton.
C. Littlefield argues that through his story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum provides a gentle and friendly Midwestern critique” of Populism. According to Littlefield, what is Baum’s critique?
D. Overall, what is Littlefield’s purpose in writing the article?
E. Think critically about Littlefield’s thesis. Is it correct? What problems might there be with it? 

Wednesday, February 20

Lecture:  Populism and the Election of 1896, Part 1

Thursday, February 21

Lecture:  Populism and the Election of 1896, Part 2

Friday, February 22

1. Quiz:  Wizard of Oz reading
2.  Introduction to the Progressive Movement

Read Chapter 22.  Complete Reading guide for Wednesday.  Test over Unit 4 next FRIDAY.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Schedule February 11-15, 2013 *UPDATED*

Monday, February 11

1.  Finish Video.  Discuss.
2.  Labor DBQ Activity and Documents.

For homework, finish the DBQ activity.  Be prepared to share and discuss your thesis with the class.  You must email me your thesis sometime tonight.

Tuesday, February 12

Go Over Theses from the DBQ.  Discuss THESIS and PARTITION writing.

Write a answer to the DBQ. Word-processed essay due on Thursday.

Wednesday, February 13

Quiz:  Chapters 17 & 18

DBQ essay due tomorrow.

 Thursday, February 14 

Lecture:  Immigration, Part 1

Start reading Chapter 21.  Reading guide due on Tuesday.

Friday, February 15

Lecture:  Immigration, Part 2

Reading Guide due Tuesday.

Friday, February 8, 2013

APUSH Gilded Age Discussion Questions

Here they are: the Gilded Age discussion questions. The purpose of these discussions is to provide an opportunity to debate historical issues with your peers. You need to approach the discussion much like you approach essays. You need to argue a point and provide concrete evidence to support it.

There are THREE discussion questions. Here are the instructions:

1.  Write a response to TWO of the questions.  The responses should be in the form of a paragraph and contain specific information as evidence to the point you are making.  The evidence needs to come from Howard Zinn's "Robber Barons and Rebels."

2.  After other people have started making responses, you need to make two responses to statements made by your peers.  You need to either support or refute what they have said...again, using specific evidence from Howard Zinn and/or Chapters 17 & 18 from the text.

So, in the end, you will have made 4 responses TOTAL (You can do more than four...That would show that you have really gotten into history discussion.  I like that ;)

Remember to be civil and to provide evidence for everything you state.

The discussion will be open until 6 am Monday morning.  If you have not made responses by then, you will not receive any points for this discussion.

Click on the link below to enter the discussion board. Have fun.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Schedule February 4-8, 2013

Monday, February 4

Lecture:  Intro to the Gilded Age

Reading Guide for Chapter 18 due tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 5

Lecture:  The History of Corporate Personhood
Document analysis: Sherman Anti-Trust Act

Read Howard Zinn's "Robber Barons and Rebels."  Starting on Friday, you will be responding to some online discussion questions in regard to the reading.  You will have to respond to a question AND respond to a classmate's response as well.  We'll talk about this more later in the week.

Also, you will be getting the reading guide for Chapter 19.  That will be due on Monday.

Wednesday, February 6

Lecture:  Intro to the Labor Movement, Part 1

Thursday, February 7

Lecture:  Intro to the Labor Movement, Part 2

Make sure you have finished the Zinn reading for tomorrow.

Friday, February 8

Video:  Homestead Strike

The Chapter 19 Reading Guide is due on Monday.  This weekend you will need to go online to partake in an online discussion of Howard Zinn's "Robber Barons and Rebels."  You will also be given the reading guide for Chapter 21.  That will be due on Friday of next week.

Also, there will be a quiz over Chapter 17, 18 and 19 on Wednesday.

Monday, January 28, 2013

UPDATE:Schedule January 28-February 1

Monday, January 28

Video:  The Story of Us:  Heartland  You will have a sheet to fill out for this video.

The West reading guide is due tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 29  BRING BOOK TODAY

Today will be a work day.  Bring your book.  You will be working on Chapter 18 (plus the early parts of Chapter 17).  This reading guide is due on Monday.

Wednesday, January 30

Lecture:  Native America Part 2

Thursday, January 31

Document analysis:  Was the West a violent place?

Friday, February 1

Lecture:  Intro to the Gilded Age

Chapter 18 reading guide due on TUESDAY.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Schedule January 23-25

Wednesday, January 23

1.  Go over final and Unit 3 test
2.  Start lecture:  The West

Start reading chapter 17 (and beyond).  Complete The West reading guide for Tuesday.

Thursday, January 24

Introduction to Native American Studies:  Songs and History

Today, we will meet in the computer lab in room 156.  We will listen to a couple of songs and then research some the terms discussed in the songs.

Friday, January 25

Lecture:  Native American Voices, Part 1

Reading Guide due Tuesday.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ulysses S. Grant

We didn't get a chance to finish the video on Grant.  It is worth watching.  Here is the entire episode; Grant begins around the 11:30 mark.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Schedule January 7-11, 2013


Monday, January 7

Lecture:  The Death of Lincoln and the beginning of Reconstruction

Tuesday, January 8

Lecture:  Reconstruction, Part 1

Wednesday, January 9

Video:  The Presidents:Pierce through Lincoln

Thursday, January 10

Lecture:  Reconstruction, Part 2

Friday, January 11

1.  Finish Reconstruction
2.  Video:  The Presidents:  Johnson through Hayes

Monday, January 14

Test:  Unit 3

Tuesday, January 15

Test Group Re-Take

Wednesday, January 16

Final Exam:  100 Terms from the semester