*WELCOME TO APUSH*
"Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge.
Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write."
On (or from) this site you can find your assignments and other important information. There are also links below for additional resources and important dates to be aware of.
ABOUT AP U.S. HISTORY:
POA (Tentative schedule): http://37544.educatorpages.com.
Some of the weeks will be very intense and we will be required to do more work than normal. (Notice that I said, "we". Most of what I am asking you to do, I am doing as well.) In order to be prepared for the AP test in May, this level of work is necessary. You are welcome to work ahead of schedule in your reading and notes, particularly if you know you will have a busy schedule.
Also, because this is a college level course, my expectations of you will be greater. How well you do in this class and on the AP exam depends greatly on how much effort (in other words, how much time and work) you put into it. If you feel yourself starting to fall behind or are "lost", please seek help immediately. Do not wait until the situation is dire. I am very willing to help after school, but you need to take the initiative and come to me.
My plan is to vary the work in order to target different learning techniques and styles, keep interest high and include technology as much as possible. We will often use wikis and blogs to answer questions and facilitate discussions. There will also be times when you (and at least one peer) will be responsible for facilitating the learning.
Each week I will post homework by noon on Saturday for at least a week in advance. The assignment will be listed on the day it is due. However, if any changes are made, they will not necessarily be posted on this site. Changes will be always be announced in class.
Click here for the HOMEWORK BOARD: http://37558.educatorpages.com
**Any links for homework purposes will be posted next to assignments. **
SCORE YOUR OWN AP TEST -- USE THIS TO SEE WHERE YOU NEED TO FOCUS
(Look at the bottom and play around with the numbers to see what you need for a 4!)
Study Guide/Cram Packet http://www.historyteacher.net/AHAP/AHAPTopicSheets.htm
Primary Documents http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/PrimDocsHome.html
DBQ & WRITING HELP
EXCELLENT Pages - Lots of good links for Quizzes, Review, Etc.
People, Places, Events & Signifcance (Print-Out- VERY HELPFUL!) -
MANY Links, including Recent DBQs
FREQs & DBQs from the Past
Extra Credit - http://43249.educatorpages.com
IMPORTANT *AP* DATES:
Friday, May 7, 2010 - AP U.S. History Test