ADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN HISTORY II
SYLLABUS
SPRING 2014

 

Some notes are the same as those used in earlier semesters, while some are updated more frequently.  Be sure to check the date on each page.

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   Jerry Alan Sayers

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Textbook: John Mack Faragher, et alOut of Many:  A History of the American People, 5th Edition.  Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:  2007.

 

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.

 






Evaluation:

1.  Objective Tests
2.  Essay Tests
3.  Projects (Test Grades)
4.  Quizzes, Homework, Classwork and other Daily Grades (20% of a test grade)
5.  The final exam will count as 25% of the term 4 grade.

In recognition of the challenges posed by an advance placement course, a modified grading scale will be used:

A:  88-100

B:  80-87

C:  70-79

D:  65-69

F:  Below 65

 

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  

 



2014 Spring Session

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

Reading quizzes will take place on the dates listed. Be sure to be diligent in reading the textbook.
 

JAN 6 NO SCHOOL
JAN 7 NO SCHOOL
JAN 8 NO SCHOOL
JAN 9 Introduction
JAN 10 The Revolution and
The Constitution


JAN 13 Antebellum America
JAN 14 Antebellum America and
Reconstruction
JAN 15
The Gilded Age
JAN 16
The Gilded Age  Presidents Quiz
JAN 17
The Gilded Age  Chapter 19 Reading Quiz

JAN 20 NO SCHOOL
JAN 21
The Gilded Age
JAN 22 NO SCHOOL 
 
JAN 23
Captains of Industry States Map Quiz
JAN 24
Captains of Industry

JAN 27
Captains of Industry
JAN 28 NO SCHOOL 
 
JAN 29 NO SCHOOL

JAN 30
The Industrial Age
JAN 31
Organised Labour

FEB 3
Organised Labour               Chapter 18 Reading Quiz
FEB 4
Immigration and Urbanisation   Physical Map Quiz
FEB 5
Immigration and Urbanisation   Chapter 20 Reading Quiz
FEB 6
How the West was Won           State Capitals Map Quiz
FEB 7
The Final Frontier

FEB 10
The Populists
FEB 11
Test 1: The Growth of America (Review Guide)
FEB 12 NO SCHOOL

FEB 13 NO SCHOOL

FEB 14
NO SCHOOL

FEB 17
American Imperialism
FEB 18
   A Splendid Little War
FEB 19
The Progressives   Chapter 21 Reading Quiz
FEB 20
The Womenís Movement
FEB 21
Separate but Equal

FEB 24
  The Progressive Presidents
FEB 25
Document Based Question (Test Grade)
FEB 26
The Great War   Chapter 22 Reading Quiz
FEB 27
The American Expeditionary Force
FEB 28
Versailles and Review

MAR 3
Test 2: America Becomes a World Power
MAR 4
The Business of America
MAR 5
The Roaring Twenties  Chapter 23 Reading Quiz
MAR 6
The Dark Side of the Jazz Age
MAR 7
The Great Depression

Term 3 Ends
 


SPRING BREAK


MAR 17
The New Deal Chapter 24 Reading Quiz
MAR 18
The Great Depression in Popular Culture
MAR 19
Document Based Question (Test Grade)
MAR 20
The Rise of Totalitarianism
MAR 21
The Arsenal of Democracy   Chapter 25 Reading Quiz

MAR 24
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
MAR 25
The Home Front
MAR 26
Turning the Tide
MAR 27
The Atomic Age
MAR 28
The Post-War World

MAR 31
Review
APR 1 
Making up missed days
APR 2 
Making up missed days
APR 3 
Making up missed days
APR 4
    Making up missed days

APR 7 
Making up missed days
APR 8 
Truman 
APR 9 
Test 3: The Great Depression and World War II   
APR 10
Truman Chapter 26 Reading Quiz
APR 11
The Cold War Begins 

APR 14
The Fair Deal
APR 15
The Korean War 
APR 16
I Like Ike  Chapter 27 Reading Quiz
APR 17
A Vast Wasteland
APR 18
Test 4: The Cold War Begins (Review guide)

APR 21  The New Frontier
APR 22
  The Great Society
APR 23 
Desegregation Begins Chapter 28 Reading Quiz
APR 24
  Desegregation Begins
APR 25
  Black Power!

APR 28
The War in Vietnam   Chapter 29 Reading Quiz
APR 29
Primary Sources from the Vietnam War
APR 30
The Counterculture
MAY 1 
Nixon  
MAY 2
  Document Based Question (Test Grade)

MAY 5
The Me Decade 
MAY 6
Morning in America   Chapter 30 Reading Quiz 
MAY 7
A New World Order 
MAY 8
The New Millennium  Chapter 31 Reading Quiz
MAY 9
AP Exam Review 

MAY 12
AP Exam Review 
MAY 13 AP Exam Review
MAY 14
AP Exam
MAY 15
Test 5 Review 
MAY 16
Test 5: A New World Order

MAY 19 Final Exam Review
MAY 20 Final Exam Review
MAY 21 Final Exam Review
MAY 22 Final Exam
MAY 23 SCHOOL

MAY 26 NO SCHOOL
MAY 27 SCHOOL
MAY 28 SCHOOL


This page last updated 12 April, 2014.
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