Hutchinson Central Technical High School
Course Name: Advanced Placement US History
Instructor: Ms. Manley Contact Time: 10:27-11:08 or 12:27-1:08 Phone Ext: 1308
My grades are done using a total points earned system. Included in each quarter are grades for homework assignments, quizzes, tests, and a participation grade. If students are not prepared for class their participation grade will be lowered. Students will need and are required to bring to class a three-ring binder (2.5 inches-with loose leaf paper to write on),book or review book (we will purchase one later in the year for the regents examination in June). All points for each student are totaled and then divided by the total points that could have been earned. For example a student may have earned 853 points of 1,000 possible points for the quarter. The grade for the student would then be 85.3%.
Classwork is important and is often graded. There is a ton of information to cover in this class and on many days will be taking notes. To make sure that students understand the information taught we will be doing HISTORY LOGS- informal writing in class.
History Logs- informal writing in class
1. Read your notes and write a 1-2 sentence summary at the bottom of each page.
2. Underline or highlight the important facts.
3. Choose one idea or event that is most important.
4. On your dated History Log, write a short essay using the following to stimulate your thinking: What have you learned? What have you thought about? What questions do you have?
Students will also be graded on their classroom participation. It is imperative that students contribute to classroom discussion. If students read the chapters they should be able to actively participate in classroom discussion. Also, when doing group work all students are to equally contribute to the lesson. Most group work is graded.
Homework will be assigned at least three times per week. Since this is an AP class, there will be a large amount of writing assignments in preparation for the AP exam in May. It is mandatory that all work is completed by the required due date. All homework is graded. If a student is absent it is their responsibility to hand the work in upon returning to school. Late assignments will be penalized. HOMEWORK MAKES UP A HUGE PART OF THE GRADE. STUDENTS THAT DO HOMEWORK CONSISTENTLY AND READ EACH CHAPTER IN THE BOOK TEND TO DO WELL IN THIS COURSE.
Assignments are listed on my Buffalo Public Schools Teacher Webpage on the calander.
* Every chapter will have a guided reading homework assignment from the textbook. SEE COURSE OUTLINE BELOW.
Students will have be given tests after 2-3 chapters are completed. Each test will be worth a total of 100 points. They will consist of multiple- choice questions, short-answer or an essay. There will be a maximum of three to four tests given in each marking quarter. Students who are absent are responsible for taking the test upon returning to school.
* Tests may be assigned from Castle Learning.
Students will be given quizzes on a weekly basis. They can be worth up to 100 points, but usually range anywhere between 50 and 80 points in value. I will never give a surprise quiz and will provide ample notice before administering one. Students are responsible for making up a quiz missed due to being absent.
* Quizzes may be assigned from Castle Learning.
Projects may be assigned. Each project will be assigned with a detailed reference sheet and will be scored out of 100 points.
Advanced Placement United States History
AP US: Course Syllabus
• Description: AP US History is a college level survey course that, according to the Advanced Placement Program Course Description, explores major themes in “political institutions and behavior and public policy, social and economic change, diplomacy and international relations, and cultural and intellectual developments” in the US between the Pre-Columbian period to the present.
• Assessment: The AP US History exam is in mid-May and is graded between 1 and 5. Students must take the NYS Regents in June.
• Work Load: The course is reading and writing intensive. Hard work on your part is expected.
• Objectives: This course will broaden and solidify your knowledge of US History and develop your critical thinking and analytical skills. Your writing ability will also greatly improve by culling the aforementioned knowledge and skills.
• Internationalism: US History is full of events and movements that reflect the America's role in various “Global Ages.” International themes such as immigration, war, culture, religion, imperialism, the arts, etc.
• Text: Kennedy, David, Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas Bailey, The American Pageant: A History of the Republic, 13th Edition.
• Readings: Selected articles/chapters will be assigned throughout the year from, but not limited to, the following historians; Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles Beard, Richard Hofstadter, Eric Foner, Howard Zinn, Linda Kerber, et al.
We will also be reading and analyzing documents from the "The American Spirit" by Kennedy and Bailey and "U.S. History and Government: Readings and Documents" by Margaret C. Moran.
Nuts & Bolts
• Homework:Every chapter will have a “Guided Reading” homework. Generally, this will be a series of ten to twenty questions.
Students must also take the online quizzes on their own, print them with their names printed in the appropriate place, and turn in only the first page of each chapter. The online quizzes are available on Castle Learning and http://college.cengage.com/history/us/kennedy/am_pageant/12e/students/index.html. Please DO NOT email them.
• Appointments: Extra help and Teacher conferences can be arranged. Contact Ms. Manley at your convenience. I am available everyday after school for students that have questions, concerns or need help in preparing for quizzes and tests.
MORNING AND AFTERNOON REVIEW SESSIONS ARE OFFERED 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM!
Week 1: Go over Class Mechanics
UNIT 1: Founding the New Nation
HOW TOLERANT AND DIVERSE WERE THE AMERICAN COLONIES?
Week 2-3: Kennedy and Cohen.
Chapter 1, “New World Beginnings, 33,000 BC to 1769 AD” *
Ch. 2, “The Planting of English America, 1500-1733” *
Ch. 3, “Settling the Northern Colonies, 1619-1700”
Ch. 4, “American Life in the Seventeenth Century, 1607-1692”
WAS THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION A “REVOLUTION”?
Week 4-6: Ch. 5, “Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution, 1700-1775”
Ch. 6, “The Duel for North America, 1608-1763” *
Ch. 7, “The Road to Revolution, 1763-1775” *
Ch. 8, “America Secedes from the Empire, 1775-1783” * and ESSAY TEST
UNIT 2: Building the New Nation 1776-1860
HOW DEMOCRATIC WAS THE EARLY REPUBLIC?
Week 7-8: Ch. 9, “The New Confederation and the Constitution” *
Ch. 10, “Launching the Ship of State, 1789-1800”
Ch. 11, “The Triumph and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic, 1800-1812”
Ch. 12 “The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism, 1812-1824” *
WHICH WAS MORE EGALITARIAN: JEFFERSONIAN OR JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY?
Week 9-11: Ch. 13 “The Rise of Mass Democracy, 1824-1830”
Ch. 14, “Forging the National Economy, 1790-1860” *
Ch. 15, “The Ferment of Reform and Culture, 1790-1860” *
2nd Quarter (continued)
UNIT 3: Testing The New Nation 1820-1877
WERE AMERICAN SLAVERY AND MANIFEST DESTINY VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS?
Week 12-16: Ch. 16, “The South and the Slavery Controversy, 1793-1860” *
Ch. 17, “Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy, 1841-1848” *
Ch. 18, “Reviewing the Sectional Struggle, 1848-1854” eek 14-16:
Ch. 19, “Drifting Toward Disunion, 1854-1861”
Ch. 20, “Girding for War: The North and the South, 1861-1865”
Ch. 21, “The Furnace of Civil War, 1861-1865” *
Ch. 22, “The Ordeal of Reconstruction, 1865-1877”
UNIT 4: "Forging an Industrial Society 1869-1909
HOW DID IMMIGRATION SHAPE AMERICA IN THE 2ND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY?
Week 17-19: Ch. 23, “Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age, 1869-1896”
Ch. 24, “Industry Comes of Age, 1865-1900” *
Ch. 25, “America Moves to the City, 1865-1900” *
Ch. 26, “The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution, 1865-1896” *
Chapters from Webb The Great Plains or Turner, The Frontier in American History
Ch. 27, “Empire and Expansionism, 1890-1909” *,
REGENTS WEEK - Week 20
UNITS 5 'Struggling for Justice at Home and Abroad" 1901-1945
COULD AMERICA BE ‘PROGRESSIVE’ AND AN ‘IMPERIAL POWER’ AT THE SAME TIME?
Week 21-24: Ch. 28, “Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt, 1901-1912”
Ch. 29, “Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad, 1912-1916” *
Ch. 30, “The War to End War, 1917-1918” * and ESSAY TEST
WAS AMERICA MORE ‘ECONOMICALLY’ OR ‘MILITARILY’ IMPERIALISTIC BETWEEN 1920 AND 1945?
Week 25-28: Ch. 31, “American Life in the ‘Roaring Twenties,’ 1919-1929” *
Ch. 32, “The Politics of Boom and Bust, 1920-1932” *
Ch. 33, “The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1933-1939”
Ch. 34, “FDR and the Shadow of War, 1933-1941” *
Ch. 35, “America in WWII, 1941-1945” *
3rd Quarter (continued)
UNIT 6: MAKING MODERN AMERICA -1945 to the Present
HOW ‘COLD’ WAS THE ‘COLD WAR’?
Week 29: Ch. 36, “The Cold War Begins, 1945-1952” *
Ch. 37, “The Eisenhower Era, 1952-1960” *
Ch. 38, “The Stormy Sixties, 1960-1968” *
FROM 1945 UNTIL TODAY, WAS AMERICA MORE REVOLUTIONARY OR CONSERVATIVE?
Week 30: Ch. 39, “The Stalemated Seventies, 1968-1980” *
Ch. 40, “The Resurgence of Conservativism, 1980-1992
Ch. 41, “America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era 1992-2004
Ch. 42, "The American People Face a New Century"
AP US History Exam
AP US Exam: May (Usually the first week)
UNIT: The Constitution
HOW DEMOCRATIC IS THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM?
Weeks 30-39: The Constitution Review for Regents, The Supreme Court Review for the Regents, and Review
Week 40: New York State US History and Geography Regents Exam
NOTE: This syllabus is subject to change
this syllabus is available on the Buffalo Public Schools website teacher pages for Mary Manley.
click on the PORTFOLIO tab, then click on the “AP US History Syllabus” hyperlink
1. Be on time.
2. Be prepared.
3. Keep your hands to yourself.
4. Raise your hand when you would like to speak.
5. Respect your classmates.
YOU ARE JUNIORS! CLASSROOM CIVILITY IS EXPECTED AT ALL TIMES.
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