APUSH Summer Assignment
AP United States History requires all enrolled students to complete a summer assignment prior to the
the first day of class. Though your class begins in August, 2017, all summer work is due on the first day of class.
A test will be given based on the summer material at the end of the first week. The Summer Assignment is not optional
and will help get you off to a solid understanding of the course.
First, what to buy IF you have a little spare cash:
It is strongly advised you purchase an AP U.S. History preparationbook by the first day of class.
It's not required but it has helped prior students learn the content in an easier way. If finances are a concern,
just ask me for a copy! I also use as a reference The Princeton Review, REA and Larry Krieger's AP U.S. History guides.
The Summer Assignment:
The focus of the course is the historical roots of American government, culture and economics. Students will
be asked to read the first 4 chapters of the text to familiarize themselves with the coursework. You will also listen
to a sample podcast and a watch a historical documentary video below to familiarize you with a variety of
learning materials. Come prepared to discuss as it will be obvious if you have not.
Read Chapters 1-4 in the American Pageant Text (12th edition)
Answer the following Questions from Chapter 1
Answer the following Questions from Chapter 2
Video and Audio Materials:
Podcast A Voyage Long and Strange into America's Past- NPR
Have a question? Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact me with questions about the
assignment or course. We will begin with a test on the material from the summer assignment so its doubly important
not to fall behind before we begin. The course is A LOT more fun if you come prepared to hit the ground running.
Remember, the grades for junior year will be the last ones you havewhen applying for college so make them count
right from the start!
*All guided reading questions must be answered and submitted by the first day of class in August, 2017.
***A minimum 25% late penalty will be assessed for any assignments submitted after the due date.