ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES HISTORY
SYLLABUS
SPRING 2019

 

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Instructor: 
   Dr. Jerry Alan Sayers

E-mail:        School:  sayersd@jcschools.org
               Home:    dusty@sayersnet.com

Course Web Page:    http://www.sayersnet.com/history


Textbook: Kennedy, David and Lizabeth Cohen.  The American Pageant:  A History of the American People, 16th Edition.  Stamford, Connecticut:  Cengage Learning, 2016.

 

Objective: The purpose of this course is to provide college-level instruction in United States History.  This course will include extensive readings, college-style lectures, analysis of primary sources, and essay writing.  The ultimate goal is for each student to successfully complete the AP American History Exam.

 

Fee:  The Social Studies Department collects a $5 fee payable in cash or a check made out to Science Hill High School.

 



Evaluation:

 

1.  Objective Tests

2.  Essay Tests

3.  Quizzes, Homework, Classwork and other Daily Grades (20% of a test grade)

4.  The final exam will count as 15% of the semester grade.

 

In recognition of the challenges posed by an Advanced Placement course, five bonus points will be added to each term grade and the final exam grade.


The standard grading scale will be used:

A:  93-100
B:  85-92
C:  75-84
D:  70-74
F:  Below 70

 

Extra credit will not be assigned to improve a grade. 

 

Work is late if it is not ready to be handed in at the beginning of class (unless otherwise instructed).  Late work will receive a penalty of 5 points per day, and must be submitted within five days of the due date.  Missed tests must be made up within three days of a studentís return to school. Tests may require an hour and a half, so always be present on test days! 

 

Rules:

  1. Be in assigned seat when bell rings.
  2. Have class materials ready and personal items put away when the bell rings.
  3. Only speak with permission.
  4. Be respectful of others.
  5. Turn in work on time.
  6. Keep the room tidy.
  7. Only leave the room with a hall pass.
  8. Quid pro quo  



2019 Spring Session

 

In case of inclement weather, lecture dates may move back one day for each day missed.  If a quiz, test, or homework date is missed due to weather, students should be prepared to make it up or turn it in on the first day back in school.

 

Topics that are in large type will not be covered in detail in class; please read the on-line notes on Canvas or the class web page carefully.

 

JAN 7     NO SCHOOL

JAN 8     Introduction       

JAN 9     Pre-Columbian America & The Age of Exploration

JAN 10    The Chesapeake                 Chapter 2 Reading Quiz

JAN 11    New England                   Chapter 3 Reading Quiz

 

JAN 14    The Middle Colonies & The Deep South     Chapter 4 Reading Quiz; Autobiography & Fee due

JAN 15    The Great Awakening & The French and Indian War   

JAN 16    Taxation without Representation     Chapter 7 Reading Quiz  

JAN 17    The Declaration of Independence         

JAN 18    The World Turned Upside Down         Chapter 8 Reading Quiz

 

JAN 21    NO SCHOOL                    

JAN 22    Review                      States and Capitals Map due

JAN 23    Test 1: Colonial America

JAN 24    The Articles of Confederation 

JAN 25    The Constitution                Chapter 9 Reading Quiz  

 

JAN 28    Mister President              Chapter 10 Reading Quiz

JAN 29    The Greatest Man in the World Constitution Worksheet due

JAN 30    The Adams Administration      Presidents Quiz

JAN 31    The Revolution of 1800        Chapter 11 Reading Quiz

FEB 1     The War of 1812 American Nationalism Chapter 12 Quiz    

 

FEB 4     The Corrupt Bargain

FEB 5     King Andrew                   Chapter 13 Reading Quiz

FEB 6     Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too!

FEB 7     The Second Great Awakening     Chapter 15 Reading Quiz

FEB 8     The Industrial Revolution     Chapter 14 Reading Quiz

 

FEB 11    Immigration and Manifest Destiny  Physical Map due      

FEB 12    James K. Polk                Chapter 17 Reading Quiz

FEB 13    Introduction to the Document Based Question      

FEB 14    Document Based Question

FEB 15    Review

 

FEB 18    Test 2:  The Early Republic  

FEB 19    Abolitionists and Fire-Eaters

FEB 20    The Failure of Compromise      Chapter 18 Reading Quiz

FEB 21    Bleeding Kansas              Chapter 19 Reading Quiz

FEB 22    North versus South            

 

FEB 25    War and Industry              Chapter 20 Reading Quiz

FEB 26    The War for Southern Independence 

FEB 27    A New Birth of Freedom    

FEB 28    Reconstruction               Chapter 22 Reading Quiz

MAR 1     The New South 

 

MAR 4     Review

MAR 5     Test 3:  Civil War and Reconstruction

MAR 6     The Gilded Age

MAR 7     Captains of Industry          Chapter 24 Reading Quiz 

MAR 8     Organised Labour, Immigration, and Urbanisation

     End of Term 3

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

             

MAR 18    How the West was Won          Chapter 26 Reading Quiz 

MAR 19    The Populists

MAR 20    American Imperialism          Chapter 27 Reading Quiz

MAR 21    The Progressives

MAR 22    Separate but Equal            Chapter 28 Reading Quiz

 

MAR 25    The Progressive Presidents         

MAR 26    Document Based Question (Test Grade)   

MAR 27    The Great War                 Chapter 29 Reading Quiz

MAR 28    The Treaty of Versailles

MAR 29    Review

 

APR 1     Test 4:  America Becomes a World Power

APR 2     The Business of America & The Roaring Twenties  Chapter 30 Quiz

APR 3     The Great Depression          Chapter 31 Reading Quiz 

APR 4     The New Deal                 Chapter 32 Reading Quiz

APR 5     The Rise of Totalitarianism 

 

APR 8     The Arsenal of Democracy      Chapter 33 Reading Quiz

APR 9     A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

APR 10    Turning the Tide               Chapter 34 Reading Quiz

APR 11    The Atomic Age 

APR 12    Review

 

APR 15    Test 5:  The Roaring '20s, Great Depression, & World War II

APR 16    The Cold War Begins           Chapter 35 Reading Quiz

APR 17    The Buck Stops Here

APR 18    I Like Ike                   Chapter 36 Reading Quiz 

APR 19    NO SCHOOL

 

APR 22    Document Based Question (Test Grade)

APR 23    Passing the Torch to a New Generation

APR 24    Desegregation Begins           Chapter 37 Reading Quiz 

APR 25    Black Power!           

APR 26    The War in Vietnam 

 

APR 29    The Counterculture 

APR 30    Document Based Question (Test Grade)   

MAY 1     Richard Nixon                        Chapter 38 Reading Quiz

MAY 2     Review

MAY 3     Test 6:  The Cold War

 

MAY 6     The Me Decade

MAY 7     Morning in America            Chapter 39 Reading Quiz

MAY 8     A New World Order & The New Millennium & Unit 7:  A New World Order study guide  Chapter 40 Quiz

MAY 9     AP Exam Review               Chapter 41 Reading Quiz

MAY 10    AP Exam

 

MAY 13    Final Exam Review

MAY 14    Final Exam Review

MAY 15    Final Exam Review

MAY 16    Final Exam Review

MAY 17    Final Exam Review

 

MAY 20    Final Exam Review

MAY 21    Final Exam Review

MAY 22    Final Exam Review

MAY 23    Final Exams

MAY 24    Final Exams

 


 

This page last updated 18 December, 2018.
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