ADVANCE PLACEMENT
AMERICAN HISTORY
SYLLABUS
FALL 2003

Instructors: Dr Griffith, Mr Sayers

E-mail Addresses:

Dr Griffith

School: griffithc@JCS.K12.TN.US
Home: crgriffith@naxs.net

Mr Sayers

dusty@sayersnet.com

Textbooks:
The American Pageant by Kennedy, Cohen, and Bailey
The American Spirit by Kennedy and Bailey

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
4. Maps, chapter quizzes, and other daily grades (Each daily grade counts as 20% of a test grade.)

Extra Credit will not be assigned to improve a grade.  However, student improvement may be counted as extra credit.  For example, if you earn a low grade on one test, but make a much higher grade on the other tests the improvement can be used as evidence of improvement.

Make-up work must be completed within three days, unless other arrangements are made with the instructor.  Exams require an hour and a half, so always be present on exam day!

Rules:

1. Be punctual.
2. Respect the rights of others.
3. Be honest.
4. Be prepared; bring your textbook to class each day.
5. Keep the room clean.
6. Each time you are off task you will receive a “0” for a daily grade.  One of the zeroes may be worked off.
7. Quid pro quo


2004: Spring Session

AP AMERICAN HISTORY SPRING 2004 SCHEDULE

JAN  5: Mr. Sears
JAN  6: Gilded Age (23Q)
JAN  7: Capital and Industry (24Q)
JAN  8: Capital and Industry
JAN  9: Urban America (25Q)

JAN 12: Bad Day for Custer
JAN 13: Conquest of the West (26Q)
JAN 14: Railroads
JAN 15: Populism
JAN 16: Politics as Usual

JAN 19: MLK DAY HOLIDAY
JAN 20: Review
JAN 21: Unit 9 Test (23, 24, 25, 26)
JAN 22: The Progressives (29Q)
JAN 23: The Progressives

JAN 26: TR!
JAN 27: Taft and Wilson
JAN 28: Imperialism (27Q)
JAN 29: Spanish-American War (28Q)
JAN 30: Rough Riders

FEB  2: Rough Riders
FEB  3: DBQ
FEB  4: Moral Diplomacy (30Q)
FEB  5: America in World War I (28Q)
FEB  6: Lost Battalion

FEB  9: Lost Battalion
FEB 10: Wilson’s World
FEB 11: Review
FEB 12: Unit 10 Test (27, 28, 29, 30, 31)
FEB 13: Roaring 20s

FEB 16: PRESDIENTS DAY HOLIDAY
FEB 17: Social Stresses in the 1920s (32Q)
FEB 18: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover (33Q)
FEB 19: The Great Depression
FEB 20: The Grapes of Wrath

FEB 23: The Grapes of Wrath
FEB 24: Depression Projects
FEB 25: Depression Projects
FEB 26: FDR and the New Deal
FEB 27: New Deal

MAR  1: DBQ (ST. DAVID’S DAY)
MAR  2: Totalitarianism (35Q)
MAR  3: America Enters World War II
MAR  4: Home Front (36Q)
MAR  5: War in Europe

MAR  8: War in the Pacific
MAR  9: Victory
MAR 10: Review
MAR 11: Unit 11 Test (32, 33, 34, 35, 36)
MAR 12: Band of Brothers

MAR 15 – MAR 19: SPRING BREAK!

MAR 22: The Cold War
MAR 23: Truman
MAR 24: The Fair Deal (37Q)
MAR 25: Korea
MAR 26: I Like Ike (38Q)

MAR 29: Life in the Fifties
MAR 30: Life in the Fifties
MAR 31: Civil Rights
APR  1: Civil Rights
APR  2: DBQ

APR  5: Review
APR  6: Unit 12 Test (37 & 38)
APR  7: JFK (39Q)
APR  8: Dallas 1963
APR  9: EASTER HOLIDAY

APR 12: LBJ
APR 13: The Great Society
APR 14: Civil Rights
APR 15: Vietnam
APR 16: 1968

APR 19: Nixon (40Q)
APR 20: Nixon Abroad
APR 21: Watergate
APR 22: Ford-Carter
APR 23: Reagan (41Q)

APR 26: Bush-Clinton-Bush (He’s hiding between the bushes.) (42Q)
APR 27: Review
APR 28: Unit 13 Test (39, 40, 41, 42)
APR 29: EXAM REVIEW
APR 30: EXAM REVIEW

MAY  3: EXAM REVIEW
MAY  4: EXAM REVIEW
MAY  5: EXAM REVIEW
MAY  6: EXAM REVIEW
MAY  7: AP EXAM !!!!!!

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