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Textbook: Kennedy, David and Lizabeth Cohen.  The American Pageant:  A History of the American People, 16th Edition.  Stamford, Connecticut:  Cengage Learning, 2013.


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.



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! 



  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  

2016 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 5     Introduction

JAN 6     Early America Review

JAN 7     Civil War and Reconstruction Review Presidents Quiz

JAN 8     Reconstruction Review

JAN 11   
The Gilded Age                      Chapter 23 Quiz

JAN 12    The Gilded Age

JAN 13    Mr Sears's Catalogue               States Map Quiz  

JAN 14    Captains of Industry                    Chapter 24 Quiz

JAN 15    The Industrial Age    



JAN 19    Captains of Industry       Chapter 25 Quiz


JAN 21    NO SCHOOL       

JAN 22    NO SCHOOL              


JAN 25    Organised Labour                     

JAN 26    Immigration and Urbanisation     Chapter 26 Quiz

JAN 27    Immigration and Urbanisation      State Capitals Quiz

JAN 28    The New South                     Physical Map Quiz 

JAN 29    How the West was Won


FEB 1     How the West was Won

FEB 2     The Final Frontier

FEB 3     The Populists

FEB 4     Test 1:  The Growth of America  (Review guide)

FEB 5     American Imperialism


FEB 8     A Splendid Little War               Chapter 27 Quiz

FEB 9     Rough Riders   

FEB 10    Rough Riders 

FEB 11    Rough Riders  

FEB 12    NO SCHOOL   


FEB 15    NO SCHOOL    

FEB 16    Rough Riders   

FEB 17    The Progressives                   Chapter 28 Quiz  

FEB 18    The Womenís Movement 

FEB 19    Separate but Equal


FEB 22    The Progressive Presidents

FEB 23    The Great War                       Chapter 29 Quiz     

FEB 24    The American Expeditionary Force

FEB 25    Versailles

FEB 26    Test 2: America Becomes a World Power     (Review guide)


FEB 29    The Business of America           Chapter 30 Quiz

MAR 1     The Roaring Twenties  

MAR 2     The Dark Side of the Jazz Age     Chapter 31 Quiz

MAR 3     The Great Depression

MAR 4     The New Deal                      Chapter 32 Quiz


MAR 7     The Great Depression in Fiction

MAR 8     The New Deal

MAR 9     The Rise of Totalitarianism          Chapter 33 Quiz

MAR 10    The Arsenal of Democracy     Document Based Question due (Test Grade)

MAR 11    A Date Which Will Live in Infamy            

     End of Term 3



MAR 21    The Home Front

MAR 22    Turning the Tide            Chapter 34 Quiz  

MAR 23    The Atomic Age 

MAR 24    The Post-War World   

MAR 25    NO SCHOOL     


MAR 28    Review                         

MAR 29    Test 3:  The Great Depression and World War II

MAR 30    The Cold War Begins   

MAR 31    The Fair Deal                     Chapter 35 Quiz

APR 1     The Korean War      


APR 4     I Like Ike                        Chapter 36 Quiz

APR 5     A Vast Wasteland                  AP Exam Review:  Colonial America *

APR 6     Document Based Question (Test Grade)

APR 7     The New Frontier                  AP Exam Review:  The Revolution and the Constitution *  

APR 8     The Great Society                 Chapter 37 Quiz


APR 11    Desegregation Begins

APR 12    Desegregation Begins              AP Exam Review:  The Early Republic & the Age of Jackson *

APR 13    Black Power!

APR 14    Document Based Question (Test Grade) AP Exam Review:  The Civil War and Reconstruction *   

APR 15    The War in Vietnam


APR 18    Primary Sources from the Vietnam War

APR 19    The Counterculture         

APR 20    Nixon                            Chapter 38 Quiz

APR 21    Review                      

APR 22    Test 4:  The Cold War


APR 25    The Me Decade               

APR 26    Morning in America               Chapter 39 Quiz

APR 27    A New World Order                   

APR 28    A New World Order                Chapter 40 Quiz     

APR 29    The New Millennium   


MAY 2     Review                           Chapter 41 Quiz

MAY 3     Test 5:  A New World Order

MAY 4     AP Exam Review                   Supreme Court Cases Quiz *

MAY 5     AP Exam Review                   Amendments Quiz *

MAY 6     AP Exam


MAY 9     Final Exam Review

MAY 10    Final Exam Review

MAY 11    Final Exam Review

MAY 12    Final Exam Review

MAY 13    Final Exam Review


MAY 16    Final Exam Review

MAY 17    Final Exam Review

MAY 18    Final Exam Review

MAY 19    Final Exam Review

MAY 20    Final Exam Review


MAY 23    Final Exam Review

MAY 24    Final Exams

MAY 25    Final Exams


This page last updated 15 April, 2016.
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