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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.



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! 



  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 4     Introduction

JAN 5     Civil War and Reconstruction Review     Presidents Quiz

JAN 6     The Gilded Age     Autobiography due    Chapter 23 Quiz



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 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 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






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 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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