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
         Burgesses?
     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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Period 3B APUSH Assignments