ADVANCED PLACEMENT AMERICAN HISTORY II
SYLLABUS
SPRING 2017

 

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E-mail:        School:  sayersd@jcschools.org
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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, 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.

 

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 10% of the semester 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  

 

 


2017 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 2     NO SCHOOL

JAN 3     NO SCHOOL

JAN 4     Introduction

JAN 5     Civil War and Reconstruction Review     Presidents Quiz

JAN 6     The Gilded Age     Autobiography due    Chapter 23 Quiz

 

JAN 9     NO SCHOOL

JAN 10    The Gilded Age          States & Capitals Maps Due

JAN 11    The Gilded Age                    

JAN 12    Captains of Industry         Chapter 24 Quiz     

JAN 13    Organised Labour           States Map Quiz  

 

JAN 16    NO SCHOOL

JAN 17    The Industrial Age             Chapter 25 Quiz

JAN 18    Immigration and Urbanisation               Physical Maps Due

JAN 19    The New South         

JAN 20    How the West was Won         Chapter 26 Quiz

 

JAN 23    How the West was Won           Physical Map Quiz      

JAN 24    The Final Frontier

JAN 25    The Populists               State Capitals Quiz

JAN 26    Review

JAN 27    Test 1:  The Growth of America   

 

JAN 30    American Imperialism

JAN 31    A Splendid Little War Chapter 27 Quiz

FEB 1     Introduction to the DBQ      

FEB 2     Rough Riders 

FEB 3     Rough Riders

 

FEB 6     The Progressives             Chapter 28 Quiz

FEB 7     The Womenís Movement        

FEB 8     Separate but Equal

FEB 9     The Progressive Presidents      Constitution Worksheet Due

FEB 10    The Progressive Presidents  

 

 

FEB 13    Document Based Question (Test Grade)

FEB 14    The Great War                 Chapter 29 Quiz

FEB 15    The American Expeditionary Force 

FEB 16    Versailles

FEB 17    NO SCHOOL 

 

FEB 20    NO SCHOOL

FEB 21    Review

FEB 22    Test 2: America Becomes a World Power 

FEB 23    The Business of America

FEB 24    The Business of America            Chapter 30 Quiz

 

FEB 27    The Roaring Twenties

FEB 28    The Dark Side of the Jazz Age     Chapter 31 Quiz 

MAR 1     The Great Depression   

MAR 2     The Great Depression and The New Deal                 Chapter 32 Quiz 

MAR 3     The New Deal 

 

MAR 6     The New Deal

MAR 7     Document Based Question (Test Grade)

MAR 8     The Rise of Totalitarianism          Chapter 33 Quiz

MAR 9     The Arsenal of Democracy

MAR 10    A Date Which Will Live in Infamy           

     End of Term 3

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

             

MAR 20    The Home Front                 

MAR 21    Turning the Tide        

MAR 22    The Atomic Age                 Chapter 34 Quiz

MAR 23    The Post-War World

MAR 24    Review

 

MAR 27    Test 3:  The Great Depression and World War II 

MAR 28    The Cold War Begins 

MAR 29    The Fair Deal               Chapter 35 Quiz

MAR 30    The Korean War

MAR 31    I Like Ike                   Chapter 36 Quiz    

 

APR 3     A Vast Wasteland

APR 4     Document Based Question (Test Grade)

APR 5     The New Frontier

APR 6     The Great Society            Chapter 37 Quiz

APR 7     Desegregation Begins

 

APR 10    Desegregation Begins

APR 11    Black Power!

APR 12    Document Based Question (Test Grade)

APR 13    The War in Vietnam            AP Exam Review:  Colonial America

APR 14    NO SCHOOL

 

APR 17    NO SCHOOL

APR 18    Primary Sources from the Vietnam War 

APR 19    The Counterculture

APR 20    Nixon            Chapter 38 Quiz   AP Exam Review:  The Revolution and the Constitution

APR 21    Review *

 

APR 24    Test 4:  The Cold War AP Exam Review:  The Early Republic & the Age of Jackson            

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

 

MAY 1     The New Millennium    AP Exam Review:  The Civil War and Reconstruction

MAY 2     Review                       Chapter 41 Quiz

MAY 3     Test 5:  A New World Order

MAY 4     AP Exam Review

MAY 5     AP Exam

 

MAY 8     Final Exam Review

MAY 9     Final Exam Review

MAY 10    Final Exam Review

MAY 11    Final Exam Review

MAY 12    Final Exam Review

 

MAY 15    Final Exam Review

MAY 16    Final Exam Review

MAY 17    Final Exam Review

MAY 18    Final Exam Review

MAY 19    Final Exam Review

 

MAY 22    Final Exam Review

MAY 23    Final Exam Review

MAY 24    Final Exams

MAY 25    Final Exams

 

 

 

This page last updated 13 April, 2017.
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