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  August 2014:  Please read the information on this month's topics of study for my classes below.

 

U.S. History- We will begin our course of study with a brief review of the Civil War followed by an examination of Reconstruction efforts.  We will analyze the lasting social, political and economic effects of this conflict, and trace the development of the regionalism that followed. By the end of the first unit, students should understand how the Civil War and Reconstruction shaped the Civil Rights struggle over the next century.

 We will have a project due for Ch. 4 on the Civil War as a Unit assessment, and a quiz on Chapter 5.

We will be completing an in-class literacy activity about the impact of the Civil War on ordinary citizens, as well as its wider implications for American politics and society. 

Please check Teacher Connection for assignments and due dates.

 

AP U.S. History- We will be studying Chapters 1-4 this month, which cover the years 1492-1770.  As we examine this era, students will be able to analyze the progress and effectiveness of colonization efforts by the European superpowers.  They will also trace the beginnings of a uniquely American culture that develops independently from the colonists' role as British citizens.  Politically, we will analyze regional differences as they lead to the American Revolution.

We will begin to formulate strategies for the DBQ and LEQ sections of the APUSH exam by practicing writing thesis statements.

We will have quizzes for each chapter on a weekly/bi-weekly basis, dependent upon chapter material.  Please check Teacher Connection for weekly reading assignments and assessment dates. 

Due to the re-design of the APUSH exam, I am strongly recommending that each student purchase the following resource:  U.S. History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination (2015 Exam)   January 1, 2014 by Perfection Learning ((Editor), John M. Schmalbach John J. Newman (Author).  This text will give students a comprehensive overview and practice questions based on the new APUSH exam format for 2015.  Here is the link for the book from the publisher, which has the best price:

http://www.perfectionlearning.com/viewProduct.php?productID=1287101

I am available every day before and after school for help and review.

AP reviews for tests and quizzes are held Thursday after school.

 

I look forward to an exciting year of learning with your children!  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     

New APUSH review sites-

  * http://www.hippocampus.org/   

  * http://college.cengage.com/history/us/kennedy/am_pageant/13e/ace/ace1.html

Contact: Ellen.Peters@TVCS.org                                 

Contact: Ellen.Peters@TVCS.org

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A.P.U.S.H. Unit 1:Chapters 1-5 (to 1780) - A.P.U.S.H. Unit 1:Chapters 1-5 (to 1780)
AP CH5 Notes - Notes from Ch. 5
AP chapter 27 weekend qs - AP chapter 27 weekend qs
AP chapter 28 weekend qs - AP chapter 28 weekend qs
AP chapter 30 study guide- more to come. - AP chapter 30 study guide- more to come.
AP Chapter 30 study Guide-Last One - AP Chapter 30 study Guide-Last One
AP Final Study Guide - AP Final Study Guide
AP MC 14-19 - AP MC 14-19
AP MC 1-6 - AP MC 1-6
AP MC 20 - AP MC 20
AP MC 21-29 - AP MC 21-29
AP MC 30-37 - AP MC 30-37
AP MC 38-45 - AP MC 38-45
AP MC 46-53 - AP MC 46-53
AP MC 54-60 - AP MC 54-60
AP MC 61-66 - AP MC 61-66
AP MC 67 & 68 - AP MC 67 & 68
AP MC 69-75 - AP MC 69-75
AP MC 7-13 - AP MC 7-13
AP MC 76-80 - AP MC 76-80
AP MC ANSWER SHEET - AP MC ANSWER SHEET
AP Notes 10- The Federalist Era (1789-1801) - AP Notes 10- The Federalist Era (1789-1801)
AP Notes 11- Jeffersonian Democracy (1800-1808) - AP Notes 11- Jeffersonian Democracy (1800-1808)
AP Notes 12- War of 1812 - AP Notes 12- War of 1812
AP Notes 13- Era of Good Feelings (1816-1824) - AP Notes 13- Era of Good Feelings (1816-1824)
AP Notes 14- Jacksonian Era (1828-1840) - AP Notes 14- Jacksonian Era (1828-1840)
AP Notes 15- Market Revolution (1790s-1860) - AP Notes 15- Market Revolution (1790s-1860)
AP Notes 16- 2nd Great Awakening (1790s-1860s) - AP Notes 16- 2nd Great Awakening (1790s-1860s)
AP Notes 17- Manifest Destiny (1840s) - AP Notes 17- Manifest Destiny (1840s)
AP Notes 18- Antebellum slavery (1790s-1860s) - AP Notes 18- Antebellum slavery (1790s-1860s)
AP Notes 19- Road to Civil War (1848-1860) - AP Notes 19- Road to Civil War (1848-1860)
AP Notes 20- Civil War:Politics & eco (1860-1865) - AP Notes 20- Civil War:Politics & eco (1860-1865)
AP Notes 21- Civil War:Military &social (1860-1865 - AP Notes 21- Civil War:Military &social (1860-1865
AP Notes 22- Reconstruction (1865-1877) - AP Notes 22- Reconstruction (1865-1877)
AP Notes 23-Gilded Age Industrialism (1865-1900) - AP Notes 23-Gilded Age Industrialism (1865-1900)
AP Notes 24- Gilded Age: Urbanization (1865-1900) - AP Notes 24- Gilded Age: Urbanization (1865-1900)
AP Notes 25- Gilded Age:West Expan (1865-1900) - AP Notes 25- Gilded Age:West Expan (1865-1900)
AP Notes 26- Gilded Age: Politics (1890s) - AP Notes 26- Gilded Age: Politics (1890s)
AP Notes 27- American Imperialism (1889-1917) - AP Notes 27- American Imperialism (1889-1917)
AP Notes 28- The Progressive Era (1900-1920) - AP Notes 28- The Progressive Era (1900-1920)
AP Notes 29- WWI (1914-1918) - AP Notes 29- WWI (1914-1918)
AP Notes 30- The 1920s - AP Notes 30- The 1920s
AP Notes 31- The 1920s:Politics & Great Depression - AP Notes 31- The 1920s:Politics & Great Depression
AP Notes 32- The New Deal (1932-1941) - AP Notes 32- The New Deal (1932-1941)
AP Notes 33- Road to WWII (1920-1941) - AP Notes 33- Road to WWII (1920-1941)
AP Notes 34- U.S. in WWII - AP Notes 34- U.S. in WWII
AP Notes 5- Colonial Society - AP Notes 5- Colonial Society
AP Notes 6- Colonial Wars - AP Notes 6- Colonial Wars
AP Notes 7- Road to American Revolution - AP Notes 7- Road to American Revolution
AP Notes 8- American Revolution (1775-1783) - AP Notes 8- American Revolution (1775-1783)
AP Notes 9- The Articles of Confed (1781-1789) - AP Notes 9- The Articles of Confed (1781-1789)
AP notes Cold War 1 - AP notes Cold War 1
AP notes Cold War 2 - AP notes Cold War 2
AP Notes- Middle Colonies (NY, PA, NJ, DE) - AP Notes- Middle Colonies (NY, PA, NJ, DE)
AP Notes- New England Colonies - AP Notes- New England Colonies
AP Notes- Old World Meets New - AP Notes- Old World Meets New
AP Notes- southern colonies - AP Notes- southern colonies
AP notes the 1970s - AP notes the 1970s
AP notes the 1980s - AP notes the 1980s
AP notes- The New Deal - AP notes- The New Deal
AP notes-1960s- Civil Rights, Veitnam - AP notes-1960s- Civil Rights, Veitnam
AP Review Decade Association - AP Review Decade Association
AP unit 5 study guide - AP unit 5 study guide
AP Unit 6 study guide - AP Unit 6 study guide
AP WWII notes - AP WWII notes
APUSH Ch. 1 Reading Guide - Reading Guide for Ch. 1
APUSH Ch. 2 Reading Guide - Reading Guide for Ch. 2
APUSH Ch. 20 Group Discussion Questions - Ch. 20 Group Discussion Questions
APUSH Ch. 3 Reading Guide - Reading Guide for Ch. 3
APUSH Ch. 4 Reading Guide - Reading Guide for Ch. 4
APUSH Ch. 5 Reading Guide - Reading Guide for Ch. 5
APUSH Ch. 6 Reading Guide - Reading Guide for Ch. 6
APUSH Curriculum Map - Curriculum Map 2014-2015
APUSH DBQ Writing Guidelines - Instructions for APUSH DBQ
APUSH Midterm-Study Guide - APUSH Midterm-Study Guide
APUSH Sample DBQ Essay - Sample of Essay for APUSH DBQ
APUSH Syllabus - Syllabus/ Expectations for the APUSH Course
EOC Review for U.S. History - Extensive Review of EOC Material
U.S. History Curriculum Map - U.S. History Curriculum Map
U.S. History Midterm Study Guide - Study Guide for key points of Midterm Exam
U.S. History Syllabus/Classroom Policies - U.S. History Syllabus/Classroom Policies
U.S. Midterm Study Guide - U.S. Midterm Study Guide
USH Civil War Project Guidelines - Description and Directions for CW Project
USH Civil War Project Rubric - Rubric for Civil War Project

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