Thank you for a great year.  Good Luck with your other final exams!

        Bring in your Books, guides and Flashcards before 5/28!

  Due for Thursday 5/10 Review Session

    1) I will conduct a short review of essay writing skills from 8 am to ​​9:00 am on Thursday 5/10.  

        I will not be able to hold an afternoon session so be there in the morning with any questions you


      Please note- I will add extra credit session points shortly.  Please complete any assignments 
       by the Exam date!

  Due for Monday 5/7 Handouts and Review
    1) Please finish your 13 handouts before the exam.  You will be asked questions when turning them in to
    determine if you did them yourself or merely copied them from others... please take the time to learn the 
    material you have spent the last month and a half working on!
    2) If you wish to replace your minor assessment grades from earlier in the 4th quarter, complete this 
    summary chart in DETAIL about the American Wars.  I will ask you questions to ensure you know the war 
    information so please take the time to do them well.  In return, I will replace your lowest minor 
     assessment grade with a 100.

  Due for Friday 5/4 Quarterly Exam 
    1) Be ready for the Quarterly Exam offered today.  It is a cumulative summary of the year's material and 
        will reflect the actual format of the final exam next week.  If you wish to see an actual sample exam for 
        ideas about about the questions today, look at this AP issued sample exam.

  Due for Wednesday 5/2    Modern Era and Exam Preparation
    1) Make sure you finish the 13 worksheets in BLUE below before Thursday, 5/10.  I am very serious when I 
    require they be done on time and urge you to start them now & take advantage of the two weeks you 
  had to complete them. Please do not copy as you will have to answer questions when they are submitted.
   They will also help prepare you for the in-class Summative Exam.  Prepare!
   2) I will post my thoughts on possible APUSH Exam questions for this year as we near the date.
   3) APUSH Exam at: 7:30 am-11:30 am on Friday, May, 11th.  The test will be given at: 
       Friendship Baptist Missionary Church, Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte. 

  Due for Monday 4/30     The Modern Era  
   1) The last AMSCO study guide for chapter 30 is due today.  
      2) To finish the year, I am assigning 13 small review sheets covering key content for the exam. 
      All thirteen are due by Thursday, May 10th.  This is a hard deadline.  No excuses.  REALLY!!!
      Please let me know if you need help... Our year effectively ends on May 11th so waiting until May 12th
      is a mistake. Late assignments lose 20% value per day meaning they will receive a 0% if turned in on   

      Tuesday 5/15 after the APUSH exam.

Important Laws      Territorial Expansion     Supreme Court Cases 

Important Women        Presidential Event Matching    Important Authors    

Famous Quotes       Who was President when...   Turning Points in US History          

            Historical Term Matching          Events         People            Ideas

 4) The APUSH Exam will be held at: 7:30 am-11:30am on Friday, May, 11th. A list of all other exam dates 
       can be found here. The test will be given at: Friendship Baptist Missionary Church, Beatties Ford Rd. 
      Exam structure information can be found here.  Be there by 7:30 am when check-in for the exam ends. 

  Due for Thursday 4/26  The Conservative Revolution of the  1980's 
 General AP Review Day At UNC-Charlotte this Saturday
     Note- The AP Review day at UNC-Charlotte on Saturday April 28th, 2017 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  
     There will be a variety of sessions for AP subjects ranging from Env Science to AP US Government. 
    Each session is only one hour so numerous courses can be covered in one visit.  A list of topics & times
    are posted below:

   AP Course                               Topic                                                            UNC-Charlotte Room 
   Psychology   Neuroscience, Brain science and Sensation-Perception  Fretwell 121 
   Art History     Essay                                                                                       Denny 220 
   Physics          Writing a Paragraph                                                               Friday 137 
   US History     Writing the LEQ/DBQ                                                           Burson 110 
   Physics C:       Mechanics Forces, Energy, and Momentum                     Friday 142 
   Env. Science  Population                                                                             Denny 200 
   Hum. Geo.      Models Review                                                                    Fretwell 128 
    US History     Colonial Period                                                                     Friday 141 
   Statistics         Inference                                                                              Burson 121 
   Comp Sci.       The Must Knows for APCS                                                 Denny 120

   US History       Everything About Essays                                                  Fretwell 100​

    10:00 - 11:00 AM 
   AP Course                               Topic                                                            UNC-Charlotte Room  
   Psychology    Behaviorism and Cognitive Psych                                      Fretwell 121 
     Art History     Timeline                                                                               Denny 220 
     Euro History Stuff                                                                                       Friday 132 
     Physics         Rotational Dynamics                                                            Friday 137 
     Gov & Politics    Politics Exam Prep                                                          Denny 111 
     US History         Writing the LEQ/DBQ                                                    Burson 110 
     Physics C:      Mechanics Torque and Angular Momentum                   Friday 142 
     US History    Key Events for the APUSH Exam ( 1491-1877)                   Fretwell 100 
     Env. Sci.         Energy                                                                                  Denny 200 
      Hum Geo     FRQ - Strategies                                                                  Fretwell 128 
      US History   Second Half of the 20th Century                                       Friday 141 
      Statistics      Exploring Data                                                                      Burson 121 
      Comp Sci    Principles- Seven Big Ideas in APCS                                   Denny 120

    11:00 - 12:00 PM 
   AP Course                               Topic                                                            UNC-Charlotte Room  
    Psychology   Perspectives                                                                        Fretwell 121 
    Psychology   Nuts & Bolts - What you need to know                           Fretwell 128 
    Art History     Identifying                                                                            Denny 220 
    Euro History Stuff                                                                                       Friday 132 
    Gov & Politics  Exam Prep                                                                         Denny 111 
    US History      Linking themes across time periods 1491-1877               Burson 110 
    Physics C:       Mechanics Gravitation and Orbits                                     Friday 142 
    US History      Key Events for the APUSH Exam-( 1877-2018)                Fretwell 100 
    Env. Sci.          Math (without a calculator)                                                Denny 200
    US Gov           General Test Review                                                          Friday 141 
    Statistics         Probability                                                                           Burson 121

    12:00 - 1:00 PM 
   AP Course                               Topic                                                            UNC-Charlotte Room  
   Psychology        Q n A - FRQ review, test prep focus, psychology,          Fretwell 121 
   Psychology        How to write the FRQs for AP Psychology                     Fretwell 128  
   Art History          Attritbution                                                                         Denny 220 
   US History          Linking themes across time periods 1877-present        Burson 110 
   Physics C:           Mechanics Gravitation and Orbits                                    Friday 142 
   US Gov               General Test Review                                                         Friday 141 
   Statistics             AP Exam Tips                                                                     Burson 121 
   Statistics             Probability                                                                          Fretwell 100

  While these sessions are limited to only 1 hour, they are useful tuneups. 

    1) Continue your work reading AMSCO Ch. 30 (the 1980's) and the Ch. 30 study guide.
    2) The classroom notes (terms you should know) for the 1970's and 1980's are here.
    3) Looking for help reviewing? Sample AP Test Questions can be found here.

  Due for Tuesday 4/24    The Stalemated 1970's    
  1) Remember the Chapter 29 Study Guide about the 1970's from a week and 1/2 ago? It's due today!
        Start working on the Chapter 30 Study Guide about the Conservative 1980's and the Modern Era.
        (Its the last AMSCO guide of the year!    -gasp-)   
    2) Watch the following video about the politics from 1960-1980 and answer the questions.

  Due for Friday 4/20  Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement
    1) Please watch the following video on Vietnam and complete the attached questions.  If you don't,
      today's Vietnam quiz maybe confusing.  The 'Nam is the only war we lost...  it's probably worth
       knowing why!
    2) Look up and define the following terms on Civil Rights from last class.

  Due for Wednesday 4/18     LBJ's 1960's and Civil Rights 
    1) Complete definitions for ALL the terms from the class notes for the 1960's Presidents (JFK & LBJ).
    2) Finish these 2 simple handouts. They are easy and fast. Then prepare for the coming test 
      by finishing this matching assignment for the Cold War presidents.  If you don't know the event... 
      LOOK IT UP!!!  All will be on the assessment.

   Due for Monday 4/16       JFK's "100 Days of Camelot" and LBJ's 1960's
  1) Begin reading Chapter 29 in your AMSCO guide and start working on the Chapter 29 Study Guide 
       about the 1970's.  It will be due on Tuesday 4/24.
    2) Watch this 26 minute documentary about Civil Rights and answer these questions.  Civil Rights is
        about more than MLK marching to DC and solving Civil Rights with the "I have a Dream" speech.  

    3) We will hold our last Saturday APUSH review session for the year this Saturday at UNC-Charlotte in
      the DUKE Bldg. room 208. The session is a comprehensive review & will run from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.   
      You can park next to the building and food/bonus points will be provided. The session is in the Duke

      Bldg by the practice fields in room 208. 
   4) If you have not done so yet, try reading an AP LEVEL guidebook to review. I have a collection of many
        you can borrow.  I also have flashcards and games you can check out as well if you want to create a
        study group with friends.  Remember, that's how the Quakers first met and they went on to start 
        the abolitionism movement while studying for the 1647 APUSH exam.

  Due for Thursday 4/12        The 1950's and JFK's Sixties    "1000 Days of Camelot"
  1) Finish reading Chapter 28 on the 1960's and turn in the Chapter 28 Study Guide.  If you will be out for
        any reason, please turn in your work via e-mail or through a friend by this date.  
    2) Watch the Century video on JFK's New Frontier and answer these questions.  I cried when JFK died.
         You'll cry if you don't watch this video closely enough before the quiz about it today. 

    3) Fun article on how the USA miscalculated the blast energy of Lithium 7 in in Hydrogen bombs during
        testing in the South Pacific.  Note, the tragic results are less than amusing. 

  Due from Spring Break  (Tuesday 4/10)      Cold War, the 1950's and Conformity 
  1) Finish this review packet.  The answers should be pretty easy and most can probably be done
     from memory.  (If you have been paying attention...)
    2) Finish reading Chapter 27 on the 1950's and turn in the Chapter 27 Study Guide.  If you will be out for
        any reason, please turn in your work via e-mail as of this date.  With just a few weeks to go before
        the APUSH exam, you are still responsible for your work, regardless of absences. 
   3) Although I originally called for Ch. 27 & 28 over the break, I'll wait to take Ch. 28 until Thurs. 4/12.

    Due for Wednesday 3/28 The WWI/ Cold War Test and The 1960's and LBJ's Great Society
    1) Turn in the Chapter 26 AMSCO Guide.
    2) Turn in the Cold War DBQ  (Part A  ONLY!!!) You need not do Sections B & C. (3-4 pages is a great length.)
    3) Your Spring Break packet will be attached here.  (Shortly)
    4) Continue the Chapter 27 Study Guide on the 1950's and the Chapter 28 Study Guide on the 1960's.  
        They are both due when you return from the break. Don't leave JFK uncovered when we return from

          break.  You'd be inviting disaster.
    5) URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- This is the last day of the 3rd Quarter.  Please make
       sure you turned in everything for which you wanted points.  Don't worry about the other stuff.

  Due for Monday 3/23   The Cold War and WWII 
    1) Continue your Chapter 26 Cold War Guide.  It will be due on Wednesday.
    2) Study for the Cold War and WWII test on Wendnesday.  These class notes will be very helpful!  If you

     won't be here on Wednesday, you MUST take the test today or tomorrow, either before school or during

      another period.  Its the last test of the quarter and 0's cannot be replaced.
    3) Begin work on this DBQ essay. (A ONLY!!!)   You do not have to do the essay choices in sections

        B and C but you should look them over and consider how you'd answer them.
    4) Start the Chapter 27 Study Guide on the 1950's.  It is due after the Break but its always helpful

       to start early.  Just ask the Donner Party, table of 87 for dinner.

  Due for Thursday 3/21    The Beginning of the Cold War and the 1950's
    1)  Watch this video on the post -WWII years and answer these questions.  (This is my favorite
       documentary for its accurate portrayal of America after WWII... you won't believe some of the footage)
    2) Continue working on the Chapter 26 Study Guide .  Its due before next Wednesday's Test!

  Due for Tuesday 3/20 The Second World War
    1) If you have time and are intrigued by WWII deaths, watch this award winning short documentary.
          Very few short clips are as thought provoking.
    2) Continue the Chapter 25 Amsco Guide. It will be due on Thursday, 3/21!
    3) Turn in your 4 New Deal Posters.
    4) Start the Chapter 26 Study Guide on the Start of the Cold War. (That means you'll probably have to
       read chapter 26 beforehand, grrrr)

  Due for Friday 3/16     The Second World War 

    1)  The Class Notes for WWII can be found here. 
    2) Here are the powerpoints for both The Coming of WW II and World War II.

   3) Complete 4 posters on regular sized sheets of paper.  Each should advertise the requirements and 
       benefits of a major New Deal Program.  Funny or creative poster will be awarded a substantial bonus. 
     Your posters are due on Tuesday 3/20.  Remember, don't let your worries kill you. Let the New Deal help.

    4)  We will watch the following documentary in class about WWII and the Homefront.  If you missed class,

        complete these questions.

  Due for Wednesday 3/14  The Causes of World War II
    1) Begin working on the AMSCO Guide Chapter 25 guide and reading.
    2) Go out for a walk barefoot. Pet a kitten.  Play with your little brother/sister.  Unplug from your phone. 
     Come back refreshed. The Great Depression was very sad. World Wars are even worse. You'll never guess

      what's next.... 

    3) Study for Today's test on the Great Depression and the 1920's. Despite the multitude of extracurricular 
        events, we will  take the test today as we have delayed the date to help prepare for the play and other 
        performances. It is not negotiable.  I will be here by 7 am for a review.  Failure to take the test
        will result in a 0 and could well lead to an Alien invasion.  Don't be the person who ends our civilization.

  Due for Monday 3/12  Great Depression Test and the Start of WWII

    1) Study for Wednesday's test on the Great Depression and the 1920's. Despite the host of extracurricular

        events, we will  take the test then without excuse. It is not negotiable.  I will be here by 7 am for a review.

          Failure to take the test will result in a 0 and could well lead to an Alien invasion.  Don't be the person

        who ends our civilization.
    2) The powerpoint on the Great Depression is reviewable here.  Be warned. The PPT has 
         DISTURBING images.
    3) Complete these two handouts about the Great Depression.  #1    #2    It could lead to War.
    4) For those of you interested in the Huey Long "Kingfisher" BBQ speech, its short but entertaining.  
        The "Kingfisher" wanted to tax the rich to strip them of their vast wealth and redistribute it to the poor

        under the "Share Our Wealth/Every man a King" plan.

   Announcement: We will hold a review session at UNC-Charlotte this Saturday from 8:00 am
   to 10:30 am.  It will be held in the Duke Bldg. Room 208 and is well worth your time.  Yes, it includes
   extra credit to help ensure an GOOD GRADE.  A flyer is here.

  Due for Thursday 3/8  Great Depression  (1929-1939)
    1) Read the following article on the Great Depression to avoid having one of your own. IT'S SHORT, unlike

       the actual Depression that lasted 10 years, much like high school in Gastonia.
    2) Finish the AMSCO Chapter 24 study guide and reading.  It's time.
    3) Finish watching "The Century, Stormy Weather" and answer the questions here.  The stories are  
      heartbreaking. Watch real video of the Dustbowl, see a little girl whose piggy bank was emptied by her

      parents, view a homeless woman in a fur coat begging for spare change after losing her home, and

       watch rioters attack food trucks because they were so desperate.  Things were pretty bad,
    4) Study for the BIG 1920's and 1930's test on Monday, 3/12.

 Due for Tuesday 3/6  Great Depression  (1929-1939)
    1) Continue working on the 1930's AMSCO guide.  They will be due next class.
    2) Study for the BIG 1920's and 1930's test on Monday 3/12.  Yes, it was scheduled to allow you to catch

        Bigger Fish while leaving you time this weekend to study.  Please don't miss the opportunity to review

        the 1920's and 1930's notes!  

  Due for Friday 3/2      The Market Crash and Effects of The Great Depression

    1) Begin the 1930's AMSCO Guide.  It will be due on Thursday 3/8 but you start early as there will be daily

        quizzes by popular request. (100% of the APUSH teachers at NWSA requested them!)

    2) Finish watching the 1920's Documentary, The Century, Boom to Bust and finish these questions.

 Due for Wednesday 2/28  The Roaring Twenties/ The Great Depression

    1) Turn in your chapter 23 AMSCO guide.

    2) We will begin the 1930's today... a period of economic catastrophe which gripped the entire developed 
       world and lasted from 1930 to 1939.  If you think the USA's economy could not get any worse, you'd be


  Due for Monday 2/26   The Roaring Twenties

    1) Turn in your WWI take home test.  Its due today...  please do your own work.  

    2)  Continue work on your chapter 23 AMSCO Guide.  It's due next class on Wednesday!

 Due for Thursday 2/22      World War 1  (The War To End ALL Wars)
    1) We are about to start the Roaring Twenties. Its a period of political conservatism coupled with social
       and technological change.  Find out more by reading chapter 23 of the AMSCO guide (pgs. 475-495)
    2) Begin Ch. 23 AMSCO guide to ensure you understand what you have read.  It is due on Wednesday 2/28.
   3) Begin work on the take home test for WWI.  These are a rare opportunity and there are NO make up
       opportunities because after all, its a TAKE HOME TEST and we are studying Social Darwinism. The test is

       due on Monday 2/26.

     4) Don't forget the APUSH Review Session Saturday morning from 8-10:30 am in the trailer!  It's a fun 
         review of early material with food and prizes and of course, extra credit!  A full list of upcoming sessions

        Saturday 2/24 8:00 am - 10:30 am at Northwest School of the Arts Trailer 463.  (Colonial  to  Constitution)
  Saturday 3/10 8:00 am - 10:30 am at UNC-Charlotte (Room TBD)*   (Critical Period to Antebellum) 
        Saturday 3/24 8:00 am - 12:30 pm at UNC-Charlotte (Room TBD)*   (Civil War to Progressives)
        Saturday 4/14  8:00 am - 12:30 pm at UNC-Charlotte (Room TBD)*   (The Roaring 1920's to The 1980's)

        Saturday 4/28 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at UNC-Charlotte (Room TBD)*  (Hourly Reviews-AP Review Day)

  Due for Tuesday 2/20      World War 1 (The War to End All Wars) 
    1) Congrats on finishing World War I. To make sure you know it, complete the following study guides
             #1,         and        #2  
    2) Turn in your Ch. 31 WWI study guide from the textbook.  Rejoice as WWI has come to an end.  

  Due for Thursday 2/15       World War 1   (The War to End All Wars)
1) In a switch, we will use the American Pageant textbook for the WWI (Chapter 31) reading.  You can
      still use the AMSCO guidebook if you want to go above and beyond or need guidance, but the above
       textbook reading is NOT optional.  Either way, the Chapter 31 textbook guide is due on Monday, (2/19)
    2) Watch the following video on WWI and complete the video guide.  Its about 25 mins.  

  Due for Tuesday 2/13/18  The End of the Progressive Era
  1) Test on the Progressive Era, the Gilded Age and Imperialism today.  The focus will be heaviest on the 
        Progressive Era so study accordingly.  Good Luck. 

    2) The second Study Guide from the added reading is due today.

  Due for Friday 2/09/18     Progressive Era
  1) Read this study guide on the Progressive Era.  I'm sorry for the print analyzes the Progressive
       Era in an easy to understand reading.  Then start the following Study Guide to the best of your ability.  
       This Study Guide will be due on Monday 2/12 for the Progressive Era Test.
    2) Write a short story using at least 15 of the terms from the Progressive Era.  Your story should clearly   
       demonstrate you know the significance of the terms.  For example, don't simply say "He passed the 16th
       Amendment".  Try something like "The 16th Amendment's new income tax angered the rich old man"
       Please ensure your story is at least 10 pages.  (Just kidding, but make it credible if you want full points) 
    3) We will be watching the following documentary about the Prog. Era and answering these questions.

        I hope to do much of this in class but its a half-day.... so you may have to cover the remainder at home.

    4) Finish this Short Handout about the Pendleton Civil Service Act.  It has confused many of you and it

         will likely be on the exam!

    5) For those going on the field trip next week, complete the following forms and return to Mr. Vitale ASAP.

       There is an OPTIONAL informational meeting after school on Tuesday at 4:25 pm in my classroom. Parents

        and Students are welcome.

  Due for  Wednesday 2/07/18    Progressive Era
   1) Watch the following video on Immigration & Cultural Change.   (Learn why the average Italian had 11 kids
       during this time period.) Answer these questions.  Yes, its a throwback to the problems of the Gilded Age 

        but you must understand those to see why Americans called for a Progressive Era!  

  Due for Monday 2/5    Welcome to The Progressive Era
    1) Begin reading Ch. 21 on the Progressive Era.  It describes a period of rapid growth tempered by 
        an awareness that the United States must address the problems that come with rapid urbanization.  
       Rampant diseases, poverty, crime, infrastructure, corruption, all come under fire by the Progressives.
        Begin work on the Study Guide.  (Finish the Study Guide by Wednesday 2/7). 
    2) In class we will use the following notes to discuss Progressive Terms & Concepts. Progressive Era notes
       Although the test for the Progressives will be on Tuesday (2/13) expect quizzes beforehand each day.

 Due for Thursday 2/1 - Imperialism Test  and start of the Progressive Era
    1) Test on Imperialism today.  Know your terms and concepts!
    2) After the test, we are starting the Progressive Era, a period between 1900 and 1920 which sought to fix
       the problems of the Gilded Age.  We will use these Progressive Era notes in class.  We are moving
       quickly so please ensure you don't fall behind.  Begin reading AMSCO Ch 21 on the Progressive Era and 
       finish sections 1-3 (review) up to the Green area) on the Chapter 21 study guide.

  Due for Tuesday 1/30 - Imperialism
   1) The test on imperialism is next class.  Please look over the class notes carefully! 
   2) Watch the following video on Imperialism. Answer the Questions here. There is a reward if the ENTIRE
    class finishes it.  Sadly, it will likely take a little stopping and starting to find all the answers. Good thing 
     Youtube comes with a pause feature.  Back in my day, we had to reload the movie reels on the projector.
    3) Complete the following worksheet. Please actually take the time to look up what you don't know.  On
      the last test, it was clear some of you did not understand patronage or what made political machines 
      like Tammany Hall work.  These groups shaped our nation and contributed to the death of a sitting 
      president.  When you don't read, an angel somewhere loses its wings.  Don't make an angel (and your 
      parents) cry when they get your report card.  

  Due for Friday 1/26 - Imperialism
  1) Complete the following handout on Imperialism.  It's a perfect match for what you must know for 
       Imperialism!!!  You may use the textbook or the AMSCO Guide to find the answers.  
    2) AFTER watching this video on imperialism, answer the questions.  I know the movie is a little... older.  
         No, that is not Mr. King in the USS Maine scene.  Still, it has awesome information and every question
         from today's quiz is directly from the movie.

  ​​ Due for Wednesday 1/17 ----> Snowday Friday 1/17 Gilded Age Test Due - Imperialism 
    1) Finish this take home test.  Its short and it puts the Gilded Age to rest!

    2) Read the chapter on Imperialism (Ch. 20) and complete ALL of the Imperialism

        study guide.  Even if school was out, the work is due.   If you find it unfair, consider it training for college.

    3) This category is here to make you feel better about finishing Imperialism. We are returning

        to a diet of quizzes based on readings at the START OF CLASS.  Knowing the following terms will help

        your quiz chances:

         Alfred Thayer Mahan       Yellow Journalism      Queen Liliuokalani        Cuban Independence Movement

        Monroe Doctrine          USS Maine      Delome Letter        President McKinley        Battle of Manila

  Due for Friday 1/12 The Gilded Age

    1) Complete the following Study Guide for the Gilded Age Test.  If you can fully answer these questions,

        you should get a 100% on the test.


​​​  Due for Wednesday 1/10  The Gilded Age
    1)  Watch the following video and answer the attached questions.  Please pay close attention as this
      college professor describes both the Industrial titans and the struggle of unions to organize during
      this period. This really is a SUPERB video at explaining the difficult relationship between capital & labor.
    2) Complete the handout regarding Gilded Age inventors

  Due for Monday 1/8  American West and the Gilded Age
    1)  Review the American West Notes from last class in preparation for a quiz today focusing on the 
       development of politics in the American West between 1870 and 1900. 

    2) Watch the following AWESOME (really entertaining) video on the Captains of Industry and answer these
      questions.  Only the first 45 minutes are needed but its seriously an easy video to enjoy.
    3) Try not to freeze to death.  And don't forget about the Honor Society Induction ceremony for the 
       Academic Honor Societies on Monday 1/8 in the Auditorium.

Due for the Winter Break
    1) Complete the holiday packet - answer all questions! Pay particular attention to the short answer 
    Questions. They are important clues about future short answer and essay questions. Please finish this 
       on time as it represents an important grade!
    2) Complete the AMSCO reading for chapter 16 on the Gilded Age. Complete the study guide.
    3) Write a short (650 word Max = 1 page) college essay.  The list of essay prompts from the common app 
       are attached here and you can write about virtually anything.  The finished product can be used
       for next year's college application so put some thought into it.  It's only 1 page, so don't fret.  

  Due for Tuesday 12/19 The American West 

    1) Turn in the Packet on the American West, section 3.  It will be turned in for credit.

    2) Study the Western materials for a short test today on the American West materials in sections 1 and 3.

    3) Happy Holidays... a Winter packet will be posted shortly.

    4) Here is a link to the JFK Essay Contest.

  Due for Friday 12/15 The American West 

    1) Finish reading chapter 17 on the American West

    2) Finish the Chapter 17 packet, section 3. (You may skip section 2 for now)

  2) Congratulations to the Union for winning the Civil War Game by a 4.9% margin after Appomatox 
        Courthouse.  They will be able to take the midterm with assigned partners.  Thank you for a hard 
        fought war.

  Due for Wednesday 12/13 The Civil War and Reconstruction Test

    1)  Study for the Big Test today.

    2) Begin reading the next chapter on the American West and start the Review packet on the West.

         Section 1 up to the New South is due.

    3) Don't forget Appomattox Courthouse is today after school. Officers are expected to represent

       their side.  And mourn the fallen.  And make fun of the kids who hid in the bathroom. Don't forget to turn

       in your cards and armband anytime after the end of third block.  They must be turned in between 2:45

       and 4:20 pm.

  Due for Monday 12/11 The Civil War and Reconstruction

    1) The war begins today.  Have your questions, cards and armband on you for the start of the game!

       Failure to do so means your points will be immediately handed to the Confederacy. Don't be the 1st

       to fall. If you lack the above items, see me before classes start for replacement before its too late.

    2) Finish this Review today. It will help for Wednesday's test (Antebellum, Civil War & Reconstruction)

 Due for Thursday 12/7 The Civil War

    1) Finish your 2o questions for the Civil War Game using terms from this updated list.  Remember

      the answer to each question must be an actual term.  Questions must ask important and identifiable

      facts, not obscure details nobody would know.  These will not be accepted if late.

    2) Finish 4 index cards with your name, point value, artwork and card type.  Officers must complete

       a 5th "sword" card.  The info is in the rules.

    3) The officer list for the 3B class is based on recent test scores: (Congrats... Sharpen your sword cards)

         Here are your squad assignments.  Awards will be given to the highest performing units.

    4) Finish your posters including 4 Political Posters and 2 Reform Posters using the instructions/rubric
         Each can be on a standard sheet of paper. Its an important grade and significant extra points will be

        awarded for original artwork, humor or creativity. Deductions will be taken for poor work product.

    5) We will wrap up the Civil War powerpoint and begin the Reconstruction ppt today. Know the material!

 Due for Tuesday 12/5 The Civil War
    1) Click on the following links  to review two helpful  powerpoints on  the Civil War and  Reconstruction.
    2) Finish your 20 Civil War Questions for the Game next week. They are due today.  The ANSWER to each
        question must be one of the terms from the vocabulary list.
    3) Begin creating 4 Political Party Posters and 2 Reform Posters.  The instructions and rubric are here 
       and a sample poster is here. Each can be on a standard sheet of paper which I am happy to supply you

      upon request.  will be due on Thursday 12/7.  Have fun with it... its a large grade and significant extra

      points will be awarded for original artwork, humor or creativity.  Significant deductions will be taken 

     for a last-minute, lazy work product.  If you like projects, this is for you. If you don't, you can still fake it.

  Due for Friday 12/1 The Civil War

​    1) Continue working on the questions on the Chapter 15 study guide which is due on Tuesday, 12/5.

    2) Civil War Game Information- (Dates Updated)
        The Civil War Game is rapidly approaching.  Fighting begins  the following week on Monday, 12/11 and

       will end on Wednesday, 12/13 .   To prepare, Here are the vocabulary terms which are eligible questions 

       in the Game.  To prepare, you must create a minimum of 20 questions using these terms to duel

      opposing players.  The answer for each question must be a term found on this sheet.  Here are a set

      of War Game Rules updated for this year's game.  Your 20 questions will be due on Tuesday.    

    3) Extra Credit needed?  Complete this by the start of the Civil War.    Or This.    Or This.   (It all adds up.)

        Each will replace a quiz grade with a 100%.

    4) A chart on the American Party System is here.  You don't have to do anything with it... its just there, but

       it does show how badly we've strayed from Washington's Farewell Address.

   Due for Wednesday 11/29 The Civil War

    1) Read the following pair of  short articles and complete the attached 2 worksheets to determine

      which side had the biggest advantage during the Civil War.  Be sure you can list at least 8 advantages

      for the Union and  5 for the Confederates.  (One of the articles was written by a student who did a great

       job summarizing the Confederate's positions... any good? ) 

   2) Begin Reading Ch. 15 in your AMSCO Book and finish section 1 of the accompanying study guide.  The

       remainder is due on Tuesday 12/5.

   3) Here is a website showing the sides which fought in the Civil War.  Compare the UnionConfederate
      Border states to this list of slave and free states. THEN LABEL this map to show the free and slave states. 
     Knowing your geography will help you understand why the War ended the way it did and allow you to
     pass a quiz.

  4) ABOUT the Irish and German immigrants arriving during this period...  Here is a GREAT Budweiser 
   commercial showing how German Immigrants tended to be more liberal (reform friendly) and had the 
   financial means to move to farms in the interior.  The 2nd excerpt from a movie shows how Irish immigrants
   tended to be poor and were often trapped in cities.  Interestingly, the Know-Nothings were waiting for both.

  Due for the Thanksgiving Break (11/23 to 11/27)
    1) Finish reading Chapter 14 in your AMSCO text and complete all sections on the guide for Chap. 14.
    2) Complete this adorable little review #1   and #2 .  Remember, you can't share with your little brother
        or sister, no matter how much fun it is.  It's all yours for the taking.
    3) To better understand the importance of the watching movies together with family over the holidays,
          enjoy this 2 minute video.  By the way, the new Star Wars comes out this December.

  Due for Monday 11/17 - Antebellum Events
    1) Finish reading Chapter 13 in your AMSCO text.  Then complete the remaining sections.  Make
       sure you know the Antebellum events on the list for a short test today.

    2) Enjoy this Key and Peele 2 min video on Harriet Tubman.

  Due for Thursday 11/16 - Antebellum Events
    1)  Read Chapter 13 in your AMSCO text.  Then complete the attached guide,​, sections 1-3.
    2)  Study the terms we discusses in class today from the Pre-Civil War event list of 18 events. Be
        ready for a quiz!

  Due for Tuesday 11/14 Test on Expansion, Reform, Sectionalism and Jackson
    1) Here is your take home test!   I don't do this often so please treat this test as an opportunity to walk
        away with a great score.  As a thank you for your hard work, I will count it as TWO tests on
       Powerschool so invest the time you need to understand the content. There is nothing sadder than a
      40 on a take home test. Unless you usually get a 35.  (Be aware I trust you but will verify you actually
      learned the material so 
pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease don't cut corners.) There are no retakes.    

    2) We will review the first Presidents and their accomplishments today using this chart.
         A Youtube video which goes over each president in a detailed way can be found here.  A simpler
          video summary of each of the Presidents can be found here.
    3) We will begin the Road to the Civil War this week. The period before the war is known as the
       Antebellum Era.  It is similar in importance to the period before the American Revolution when a
      growing divide split two otherwise unified regions, resulting in a bloody war.  Just as we did with
      the pre-revolutionary war events like the Stamp Act and Intolerable Acts, pay close attention to
      the string of 18 Antebellum events​ in these notes we will use in class.

   Due for Thursday 11/9 The Age of JACKSON!!!
    1) Complete these questions about the time period.  Answer completely. 


 Due for Tuesday 11/7 Sectionalism, Expansion, Reform and Nationalism 

    1) Watch the first 28 minutes of this video about Andrew Jackson.  Then answer these questions.
    2)  Complete the following Worksheet about Sectionalism and Nationalism.
    3) Thank you all for your hard work.  As a reward, enjoy this video showing what Andrew Jackson would
       be like if he played women's soccer.   

    4) We may have a guest speaker, tomorrow at the gym at 1:30 -2:30 pm! Her controversial video is here.

    5) Don't forget the Rho Kappa Meeting today after school in the library! (4:25 to 5:15)

  Due for Friday 11/3 Sectionalism, Reforms, Expansion and Jackson
    1) Watch the following teacher lecture about the Reforms Period. Then write down 5 important points he
       made about reforms during the Second Great Awakening. And NO, I will not switch jobs with him
        just so you can have a better teacher.
    2) Watch the following Gilder Lehrman Video on this Period.  It's the recommended site  chosen by the
        College Board which means they think this is the best place to review for their exam.  So take a second
        and check out its features, starting with the 9 minute video.  
     3) After you watch the above video, go to the timeline feature right below.  Look up each of the following
          events and write a short summary of each: 
         1808- Congress Ends Slave Trade                                1812- War of 1812
         1813 - Waltham-Lowell Factory System                      1820- Missouri Compromis
         1823 Austin leads settlers to Texas                               1824 - The Election of 1824
         1824 - The Monroe Doctrine                                          1825- The Second Great Awakening

    4) If you enjoy music while you work, get in the mood for Jackson by listening to the greatest hits from
          a musical called "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson".  Corrupt Bargain, 10 little Indians and Populism.
        (Optional but a bit demented, especially 10 Little Indians)

  Due for Wednesday 11/1 - Early Nationalism, Sectionalism and Reform

    1) The 1820-1860 period was known for a series of major social reforms.  Fill out the Reform Chart
         adding details for each movement.  You may read this resource, your textbook, or other sources.

    2) Watch this video on the Reform Movements and answer these questions

    3) Earlier last week we viewed the following college lecture video on Industrialism. Please finish the 
        questions we started in class.

    3) Show your little brother or sister you love them by telling them a scary story which keeps them up 

       all night.  ... Or let them play this and film it

 Due for Friday 10/27   -Early Nationalism, Sectionalism, Expansion and Reform
    1) Continue reading Chapter 8 in the AMSCO Guide (Nationalism and Economic Development).  
      Answer the questions in section 5 of the worksheet.  
  Due for Wednesday 10/25   -Early Nationalism, Sectionalism, Expansion and Reform
    1) Continue reading Chapter 8 in the AMSCO Guide (Nationalism and Economic Development).  
       Answer the questions in sections 3 & 4 of the worksheet  If you want to get ahead, do section 5
      (its due Friday).

    2)Watch the Crash Course video about USA's Expansion and complete these questions.
    3) Finish the chart andcolorin the map on theattached handoutCheck out thiswebsite showing the 
        geographical additions. You MUST be able to identify the new additions to the US and understand
         how each was acquired.

    4) The History Honor Society is hosting a Movie Night after school today in the Black Box.  The movie 

      is a great one and you can receive extra credit for enjoying a great flick. There will be all you eat pizza,

     drinks and popcorn for a $5 donation.  Come learn history and relax before the quarter ends! Any

      APUSH student is invited.

  Due for Monday 10/23   -Early Nationalism, Sectionalism, Expansion and Reform
   1) Begin Reading Chapter 8 in the AMSCO Guide (Nationalism and Economic Development).  Follow
       the directions, then go back and answer the questions sections 1 & 2 only  The guide is 
        shared by a great teacher and will walk you through Chapter 8 step by step.  After you've read and 
       filled in the answers, come prepared to talk about your experience using the AMSCO guide.  
      If you want to get ahead, do sections 3 & 4 (due Wednesday) and section 5 (due Friday).

  Due for Thursday 10/19 Test on Critical Period through the War of 1812
  1) Study for the test today.  Please refer to the following handouts from your notebooks:
               Early Nation AP Timeline                       War of 1812

    2) READ THIS SHORT EXCERPT from a new guidebook... its short but detailed & will definitely help w/ the
        test.  Seriously, its the magic bean Jack was looking for all those years for the beanstalk test.  Imagine
        what it could do for you. (You'll thank me later, which is weird because most students hate more reading)
    3) I will be in early to allow you to review prior years' test questions if you want starting at 7:20 am.  It
        purely optional!

  Due for Tuesday 10/17 --The Critical Period through the War of 1812 
    1) Read and complete the War of 1812 handout. I am worried some of you have not read 
         the Blue Book or the text chapter.  Bad idea as the test on the Critical Period thru 1819 is Today, 10/17.
    2) Watch Crash Course  #11 War of 1812 and complete the following questions.
    3) If you wish to gain an advantage for the test on Thursday, watch the following

        video about the War of 1812.   Answer the following questions for 10 points of extra credit.  Be

         forewarned I will ask you a question or two to make sure you actually watched the full video in

         order to gain a full letter grade.
    4) For my Hamilton fans, enjoy this short but funny Aaron Burr Video. For Fun.   

  Due for Friday 10/13 (Nothing... it's Friday the 13th)

    1) Its Friday the 13th.  Avoid ladders, black cats, and cheering for the Yankees.

    2)  We will make bread and butter in class today to better understand the choices facing PA farmers during

       the Whiskey Rebellion.

  Due for Wednesday 10/11 -- The  Jeffersonian Democracy and the War of 1812

   1)  Complete reading Chapter 7.  (231-247) Be sure to answer the study guide questions with complete

     sentences. Make sure you know the vocabulary, even if I do not require formal definitions.  If you feel

     you don't know the material, seriously, read the text! If you want an A for the semester, the textbook is the

     BEST method. It's also the only method.  Everything else ends in a "B".

   2)  I will post a new video link thanks to Youtube changing access. There will be video questions for 
      the 2nd-5th Presidents posted shortly.
   3) Enjoy this interesting video to find out what happened to the French queen- very sad. It was written and

       directed by French History teachers. The brutality of her treatment led many Federalists to turn away from

        the French Revolution.
    4) If you need motivation to study, watch this: Turn Up! Find out what he's doing to get lit for class. Yeah...

       I wish I could see your expression after reading that. 


  Due for Monday 10/9  -- The Critical Period
 1) Complete the following Pictionary/definitions for the early national period.  Take some time to create  
      drawings which shows you know the content!  There is a lot of overlap with your Early Class Notes.  
   2) You should have finished Chapter 7.  Now for a summary read this easy to understand review from the

       famous Blue Guide and complete the following questions.  The questions are straightforward and should

        come quickly. Most if not all can be in the Blue Guide Book reading.     
 3) Watch this Movie on Washington.  Watch only the first President (Washington) 
      ending at about 15:00) and answer questions 1-13. ​

  Due for Thursday  10/5     Critical Period
  1) The early battle between Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans over the power of the new
     nat'l government was a battle over visions for the United States. 

    2) Read the textbook Ch. 7 (pgs. 214-230).
    3) Then fill out the chart comparing Federalists to Dem-Republicans.
    4) Watch the following review video about the 1754 to 1800 Period. It is from the Gilder Lehrman site, one
      of the best resources for studying APUSH.  Their videos are short but focus on the type of questions you
      will see on the exam.  When finished watching it, click through the timeline feature linked below the video, 
       paying close attention to the terms that show up on our Early Nation Class Notes timeline.  

  Due for Tuesday ​  ​10/3 The Critical Period and Baby USA

​      1) Test Scores for 3A looked great. Test scores for 3 B were close. 
    2) With the end of the American Revolution, the 13 former colonies must form  their new government. 
         Read the latter half of Chapter 6 and answer the following questions:
  a) How were the rag-tag Americans able to defeat Great Britain?  What factors were most influential
           and why? (pg. 182)
       b) Why were the British so generous to the Americans in the Treaty of Paris? How much did the French
             gain in the Treaty of Versailles, signed at the same time? Be specific as to what gains each nation
             received and consider whether the Revolution was worth it for the French. (pg. 182)
       c) How did the Pennsylvania Constitution alarm some founding fathers after the war?  How did the
           Massachusetts Constitution alleviate their fears and become a model for other states? (pgs. 184)
       d) Look at the chart on pg. 184.  Which regions selected a wealthier “ruling class”?  What effect did the
            revolution have on who became each region’s politicians?
        e) What happened to the American Loyalists and their property after the Revolution?  (pg. 187-189)
        f) What were the biggest weaknesses of America's 1st government (Articles of Confederation)?

    3) Watch this college professor teach a short 20 minute class on the New System of Government. Then
        answer these questions! She is considered to be one of the experts on this time period.
   4) Extra Credit Opportunity:  Watch these 3 short teacher videos  #1    #2   #3  for insight into
        the Critical Period. (AOC-Constitution)  I wish we had time to discuss everything in class but these
       will help! Bring in detailed notes from each video proving you carefully watched them​ and I will add
      up to a 2% test bonus for one video, a 5% Bonus for 2 videos or up to 10% Bonus for all 3 video notes.
     This is optional but strongly advised. I think a lot of this guy, even if his hat isn't as cool as mine.

  Due for Friday 9/29  Test thru the End of the American Revolution  
1) The test for the periods between the Late Colonial Period through the American Revolution arrives today.
       It will cover the following topics:
     Colonial Facts       Late Colonial Notes   7 Years War     Road To Revolution Notes        
    2) You may bring in a standard sized balloon with anything you want written on it to be used during
      your test.  I recommend using a sharpie. Balloons will be given out on Friday. If you decide to pop

      the balloons of people you don't like on test day, make sure to make it look like an accident.  (It

      shouldn't be hard... the school is full of aspiring actors)
    3) Your review questions are due today.  Answers should be uniquely yours, not a paraphrase of what
      your best friend wrote, unless of course your friend is never wrong.​​  You will thank yourself for having

      learned these.

​    4) If you want to drop by the classroom on a test day, you are invited to look over possible test
         questions ahead of time and discuss them with colleagues. Just drop by between 7:00am to 9:00 am

  Due for Wednesday  9/27  Fireworks and the Birth of Baby USA!!!
     1) Study for the American Revolution and have the following sets of class notes neatly organized in your
        notebooks for the first notebook check today.  There should not be blank spaces on these notes!
           a) Early Colonial Notes (Cahokia, etc)
           b) Colonial fact sheet  (on test)
           c) Late Colonial Notes  (on test)
           d) 7 Years War Notes  (on test)
           e) Road to Revolution & American Revolution Notes  (on test)
    2) Watch this unusual college lecture on the American Revolution and answer these questions
    3) Study for the next test on Friday, 9/29.  It will cover Chapters 3, 4, 5 and the following topics:
     Colonial Facts       Late Colonial Notes   7 Years War     Road To Revolution Notes        

    4) Continue working on the review questions due on Friday.  Especially if you believe in foreshadowing.

        Finish it before it's allowed to grow into something frightening. (Possible footage of homework which has

        grown out of hand)

 Due for Monday 9/25 - So you want to start a Revolution...?
    1) Instead of your Ch. 5 and 6 textbook readings (<---optional) , Complete this shorter assignment...
       (CAREFULLY) analyze the 5 outline and  6 Outline. Its a crucial time, (1763 - 1775) the dirty dozen 12 years
      where everything went wrong between Britain and the 12-ish American Colonies. Simply put, know this
       outline material.  Highlight it, write notes on it.  If you like it, consider using it for other chapters.
    2) Watch this video on the American Revolution.  Its exciting so you won't mind filling out a few questions.
      Plus it will make your brain grow wise.  Like a fortune cookie.
    3)  Complete the following handout showing population growth in the 13 colonies. Use different
      colors for each colony to graph the size of the 13 colonies between 1740 and 1800. I already placed the
      1740 starting totals for each colony on the graph... it is up to you to add the data points for 1760 and
      1780. The 1800 numbers are not included so you will have to PREDICT the growth of each colony based
      on prior 1760-1780 numbers.
    4) We will be using the following form for class notes on the Road to Revolution.  If you prefer a
         storyboard style of notes, try these instead.  Either way, be sure to check out the
         American Revolution Powerpoint we used in class if you had questions or missed class -gasp-.​ 

    5) There is a high correlation rate between these questions and what you will see on the next test. Be

       as specific as possible when answering.  APUSH requires detailed facts & you will reminisce

       fondly of the days when  you could "fake" your way through a test without really knowing the facts.  

       To give you plenty of time to do them well, they will not be due until Friday, 9/29. Don't let them hide

       in the corner, growing feral, waiting to attack you when your back is turned. Definitely don't leave

       them unattended in your little brother's or sister's room or this could happen. (Actual footage of 

​       homework stalking a former student)

  6) If you want the guidebook seen here, bring in $18.50 to class this week and a student leader will
        order your guide promptly.

  Due for Tuesday 9/19 -  The French and Indian War and the Road to Revolution
    1)  Review the following video by another teacher on the French and Indian War.  There are a couple
         of minor mistakes  but its a good review of the French and Indian/ 7 Years War.  Then answer the
         following questions
   2) Read Chapter 5 and answer the following questions. I fear a War is coming...
        A) What were the goals of Parliament and King George III in passing new taxes & regulations on the 
              colonies after the end of the 7 Years War in 1763?
        B) What arguments did the colonists use to object to the English Crown’s tax measures?
        C) What economic factors convinced colonists to disagree w/ their own British government?  
        D) How did the Townshend Acts dramatically escalate tensions?
        E)  What was so intolerable about the Coercive (Intolerable) Acts?
        F)  What were British strengths and weaknesses at the outset of the war?
        G) What were the American strengths and weaknesses at the outset of the war?

    3) We will use the following timeline for our class notes on the Road to the American Revolution.

   Due for Friday 9/15 - The French & Indian War
    1) Finish reading the Chapter 4... its only 8 pages (135-143)  and it covers one of the most pivotal conflicts in   

         American History: The French & Indian War.  Then answer the following questions:
         A) The French & Indian War has been described as an “Inevitable War for Empire”.  Is this statement
          accurate and was the War's outcome?
         B) What were the conditions of the Treaty of Paris I (1763)? 
         C) What after-effects from the war would haunt the British?  The French?
         D) Why did Chief Pontiac revolt after the French and Indian War?  What was the outcome of his "revolt"?

    2) Define and learn the following terms:
          Ohio River Valley  - Seven Years/French Indian War - Albany Plan of Union
        Iroquois Confederation - William Pitt - Ft. Duquesne - Battle of Quebec
        Treaty of Paris I (1763) - Chief Pontiac’s Rebellion - Proclamation line of 1763

    3) Watch the Crash Course video on the French and Indian War and answer these questions
       You may want to slow it down as he talks fast.  Watching it helps earn an "A", respect, and
         an imaginary friend named Mr. Vitale.

    Due for Wednesday 9/13 - British Colonial Development
    1) Ever wonder what a teacher's writing ability was in college? Read the following paper given to me
        by Mr. Lawler to understand the connection between Slavery & Sugar in the New World. If you wonder
        how I got ahold of this, ask him. 
    2) In the 1700's a religious wave swept over the British Colonies. Read Ben Franklin's account of his
        meeting with one of the movements biggest preachers, George Whitfield.  It's an insightful "take" on 
        the First Great Awakening as seen through the eyes of the greatest American thinker of the age. 
    3) Read Chapter 4 pgs. 114-134 in your textbook.  Answer the following questions on a separate sheet 
       of paper:
          A) What roles did women play in English colonial society? Did those roles differ between northern
               and southern colonies?
          B) Who were the new migrants coming to the colonies in the early 1700’s. Why did they leave Europe
               and Africa and where did they tend to settle?
          C) In what ways did the Enlightenment & the Great Awakening challenge traditional sources of 
               authority? Be specific about what authorities were being challenged by each!
         D) What groups of people were most likely to participate in the Great Awakening and why?

      4) Define the following chapter 4 terms:
                 First Great Awakening - Old lights vs New lights -John Edwards and George Whitfield
                 Harvard University - William & Mary College - Scot-Irish immigrants - Anglican Church
      Paxton Boys - Regulator Movement - The Enlightenment - John Locke - Ben Franklin  -Cotton Mather   

        5) Next set of class notes? Try these:   Late Colonial Notes

  Due for Monday 9/11​​ -English Settlement
  1) Read the info for each colony and fill in the information on the chart.  Our next quiz will be about the 
       characteristics of the original 13 (actually 12) colonies.  True fact-Delaware wasn't really a colony.
  2) Watch Mr. Pate's video about colonial angst.  Hint, Hint...take notes.  It's only 13 minutes but this teacher
       is really good and remember the girl in the well from the movie "The Ring" is waiting for you if you
       turn off the video early.  
    3) We'll know what happened if you are not there on Monday morning at 7:30 am.  However, you can 

        complete test corrections for the last test & then retake a replacement before Wednesday.  After that,

        we move on to bigger and better things.  Not there may be the remnants of a tropical storm early

        next week so be prepared for a late start school day.

  Due for Thursday 9/7 -English Settlement
​    1) Test Scores will be in the system by Sat. afternoon.  Anything above a 70% is pretty good but you are
        welcome to retake the test next week either before or after school after making test corrections.
​    2) Textbook readings formally begin with Chapter 2... pgs. 40-79.   Answer the following Ch. 2 questions.
​      a) How did the North American colonies of the Spanish, Dutch, French and English differ?
      b) Why were death rates so high in early Jamestown (and other southern colonies)?
      c) Explain why Bacon's Rebellion is one of the most important events in US history. (pg. 56)
      d) What were the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans? (pg. 58)
      e) What were the differences between the Northern English colonies and the Southern English colonies?
      f) What did John Winthrop mean when he called Massachusetts Bay a "City on a Hill"?
     g) How were the New England Town Meetings a different form of democracy than Virginia's House of
     h) What was the long term impacts of King Philip's (Metacom) War on New England?
     I) Why did Massachusetts expel Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson?

​    3) Finish the DBQ.  Follow the instructions and analyze the documents and lay out a structure of how you
        would answer the overall question.  I am not looking for a masterpiece yet... just that you can layout the
        structure of a solid essay.    

​    4) Rho Kappa, the History Honor Society has a brief  interest meeting afterschool on Tuesday at 4:25. 

       Anyone can drop by for free pizza and a taste of what's to come this year.

    5) For those of you who have not been able to order the AMSCO guide (any year ok) try the following link
        for the latest edition costing 18.95.  If everyone has it, we can assign shorter readings from it. 


  Due for Tuesday 9/5  (First Test today)

    1) Define early colonial terms on the study guide  or PDF version - It will prepare you for the test today.

    2) Start the DBQ worksheet. It will be due next class (9/7).

    3) Powerpoints for the Early Colonial Era have been loaded here

    4) Watch this video by a professor which does an AMAZING job of describing the differences between

       the Northern (Mass Bay) and Southern (Jamestown and Chesapeake Bay) English colonies. It's 25

      minutes of incredibly useful info for the test.  Watch it. You'll... appreciate it later.



  ​Due for Thursday 8/31- Welcome!  Your journey begins today... with your first homework assignment:
     1) If you have not finished the summer assignment, please do so.  Next Tuesday's test covers the summer

         reading chapters 1-3.

    2) Complete questions 1-15 for Parts 1 & 2  on the Chapters 1 and 2 quizzes to test your knowledge of

        the summer readings.  (They may help prepare you for a pop quiz in the near future. hint, hint)
    3) Return a signed copy of your syllabus (with your parent's signature) and the student info form.

    4) Optional (Extra Credit) - Watch the following movie and complete the questions.  Yes, its an hour, but

        its the BEST documentary on the European Invasion.   There is a substantial reward for completing

         the video.  If you have time, you may agree it was worth it :) . Or just watch this mindless video instead

         and call it a day :).

    5) Advance Notice of Weekend assignment:

       IF you wish, you may begin working on the DBQ (Document Based Question) for this weekend, due next

       Thursday (9/7).  It will be good practice for the DBQ model we will use to this year.  Please let me know

       if you have any questions, but don't wait to ask until the night before it's due.  If you need this printed out,

      please ask me in class THIS WEEK!  If you are confused or need help for any reason, please contact me

       at: INFO

    1) The 1820-1860 period was known for a series of major social reforms.  Fill out the Reform Chart
         adding details for each movement.  You may read this resource, your textbook, or other sources.

    2) Watch this video on the Reform Movements and answer these questions

    3) Show your little brother or sister you love them by telling them a scary story which keeps them up 

       all night.  ... Or let them play this and film it

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