Daily Activity Calendar

AP United States History
Date Topic Agenda
2015-02-25
Greed, Graft and Corruption in the Gilded Age
1. Final Notes: Unions
- The Rise of Labor and Haymarket Square
- Focus: Why Unions? What happened at Haymarket?
Watch by Tomorrow...
2. Graft and Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age

Homework: Read on Schoology
- "Honest Graft" by George W. Plunkitt
- Due Tomorrow

2015-02-24
Unions and Union Leaders
1. AP Exam Registration
2. Reading Quiz: Chapter 18
3. Labor Unions
- Samuel Gompers
- The I.W.W.
2015-02-23
Labor Organizes into Unions
1. Review Homework: Carnegie's "Wealth"
2. Go to Schoology
- Activity: Carnegie Wealth: Practice Questions
- Due Tomorrow
3. Begin: Organized Labor Overview

* Unit 5 (Chapters 16 and 17) Exam this Friday!

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 19
- Due Tuesday
2015-02-17
Freedom at Home and Abroad: An Overview
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 17
2. Homework: Pair and Discuss

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 18
- Due Monday

2015-02-12
Gilded Age Primary Reading
1. Gilded Age Overview and Review
- Notes/Discussion: 5 Themes
2. "Voices of Freedom: Volume TWO"
- Book Checkout
3. Gilded Age Primary Source Practice (Voices of Freedom - Chapter 16)
- Found on Schoology
2015-02-11
Themes of the Gilded Age
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 16
- Discussion: The Dawes Act
2. Gilded Age Overview
- 5 Themes
2015-02-10
Unit 4 Assessment
1. Unit 4 Exam:
- Short Answer
2. Review Part I of the Exam
- Review and Discuss

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 17
- Due Tuesday

2015-02-06
Unit 4 Exam
1. Unit 4 Exam:
- Multiple Choice and Source Based Questions
2015-02-05
Reconstruction... Success or Failure
1. Political Cartoon Activity
- Reconstruction Thesis (On Schoology)
- Large Group Analysis
- Small Group
2. Reconstruction Practice Quiz
- Complete on Schoology
2015-02-04
The South Struggles to Preserve it's Social Fabric
1. Small Group Discussion: Questions 3-6
- Large Group Summary

* Reminder, Video Clips by FRIDAY'S Exam
2015-02-03
Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment
1. Review Activity: Looping Questions
2. Small Group Discussion
- Questions 1-2 of "14 Amendment" Homework

Unit 4 Exam on Friday!

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 16
- Due Tuesday

Video Clips (Watch/Notes by Friday)
- Franklin Pierce
- James Buchanan
- Abraham Lincoln
- Andrew Johnson
- Ulysses Grant

2015-01-30
Warfare Changes: Total War
1. Student Panel: Registration and AP World
2. Turn In Homework: 14th Amendment
3. Discussion: Total War
- Case Study: Sherman's March to the Sea
2015-01-29
Antietam and Emancipation
1. North and South
- Strengths and Weaknesses
2. Antietam and Emancipation
- Lincoln Changes the Focus of the War
- The Emancipation Proclamation
2015-01-28
The Thesis Paragraph
1. Finish: The Sectional Crisis
2. The Thesis
- 2-1-1 Thesis
- Practice (You do not need to WRITE the practice thesis... yet)
2015-01-27
Reconstruction Overview
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 15
2. Dred Scott v. Sandford
- Turn in Homework
2015-01-26
The Dred Scott case and Roger Taney
1. Discuss/Collect Homework
2. Dred Scott Overview
- Read One Mean Supreme
- Answer: Discussion Questions

Homework: Reading
- The 14th Amendment
- Discussion Questions: #2, 4 and 6
- Due Friday

2015-01-23
The Brooks-Sumner Affair
1. Review:
- The Kansas-Nebraska Act
- Popular Sovereignty
2. Background: Floor Fights
- Read: Don Quixote Synopsis
3. Read: "Crimes Against Kansas"
- Complete Discussion Questions

Homework: Watch
- Zachary Taylor
- Millard Fillmore
2015-01-22
Uncle Tom's Cabin
1. The Sectional Crisis Boils Over
2. A House Divided
- Read: Introduction
The Compromise of 1850
- Read: 10.1 (Introduction Only)
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" excerpt
- Read: 10.3
2015-01-21
The Sectional Crisis
1. Review Short Answer Exams
2. The Sectional Crisis Overview
- Wilmot Proviso
- A History of Compromise
- The Road to War
2015-01-20
Overview of the Civil War
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 14
- Discuss
2. Finish: The Golden Apple
- Wilmot Proviso

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 15
- Due Monday
2015-01-16
The "Golden Apple" of the Mexican Cession
1. The Impact of the War with Mexico
- Treaty of Guadalupe-Hildago
2. The Mexican Cession
- The Golden Apple of Hesperides
2015-01-15
Texas, Oregon and Mexico
1. Finish: Manifest Destiny
- Oregon and Texas
2. Origins of the War with Mexico
- James K. Polk
2015-01-14
Manifest Destiny
1. Loop Practice
2. Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico
- Causes
2015-01-13
The Sectional Crisis Expands
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 14
- Discuss/Review
2015-01-12
Antebellum America
1. Unit 3 Exam: Short Answer
2. Review MC Exam

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 14
- Due Monday
2015-01-09
Sophomore Retreat
No Regular Classes for Sophomores
2015-01-08
The Antebellum Era
1. Unit 3 Exam
2015-01-07
No School: Weather Related
Homework:
1. Review for Exam with Study Space
2. Read: Against Nullification
- Daniel Webster
3. Read: The Seneca Falls Convention
4. Watch: Antebellum Reform Movements

2015-01-06
Abolitionism
1. "I Will Be Heard!" Discussion
- Turn in Discussion Questions
2. The Nullification Crisis
- Compact Theory v. Contract Theory

Unit 3 Exam on THURSDAY
2015-01-05
The Lowell System, Industrialization and the Role of Women in Antebellum America
1. Review
2. Collect Homework: Camelot on the Merrimack Discussion Questions
3. Small Group Discussion
12-24
Winter Break Homework
Review
- Unit 3 Exam: Chapters 9-12
- January 7

Reading/Discussion Questions
1. I Will Be Heard!
- Ira Berlin
- Answer Questions 2 and 5 in Writing
- Be prepared to discuss ALL

2. Camelot on the Merrimack
- Stephen Yafa
- Answer Questions 3 and 5 in Writing
- Be prepared to discuss ALL

Video Clips
- Martin Van Buren
- William Henry Harrison/John Tyler
12-23
Jacksonian Democracy
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 12
2. Themes of Jacksonian Democracy
- Democracy for the Masses
12-22
The Age of Jackson
1. The Age of Jackson
- Themes and Trends
2. Read: Overreaction Jackson
12-19
Economic Nationalism and the Market Revolution
1. Economic Nationalism
- Protective Tariffs and the Tariff of 1816
2. The Market Revolution
- Sectional Differences

Homework: Watch/Notes
- Andrew Jackson
12-18
John Quincy Adams
1. Homework Discussion
- The Missouri Compromise
2. John Quincy Adams
- Presidential Note Format
12-17
The Peculiar Institution
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 11
- Discussion and Debrief
- The Institution of Slavery
2. The Missouri Compromise
12-16
The Missouri Compromise
1. Short Answer Practice
- The Era of Good Feelings
2. The Missouri Compromise
- Calhoun and the Missouri Compromise
- John Quincy Adams
12-15
Democracy in America
1. Small Group Discussion:
- Friday's DBQ
2. Voices of Freedom: Read/Discussion Questions
- # 58 and 59

Homework: Give Me Liberty!
- Chapter 12
12-12
The "Era of Good Feelings"
1. Finish: Consequences of the War of 1812
2. The DBQ
- "The Era of Good Feelings"?
12-11
Mr. Madison's War
1. The Marshall Court
2. James Madison
- "Mr. Madison's War"

Homework: Watch
- James Monroe

12-10
The Revolution of 1800
1. Jefferson
2. "The American Sphinx"

12-09
Democracy in America
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 10
2. Review: Washington and Adams

Homework: Note Format for The Presidents"
- Thomas Jefferson
- Due Tomorrow

12-08
Primary Voices from the 19th Century
1. Homework Review/Practice
- Debrief and Discussion

Homework: Reading/Notes/
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 11
- Due Monday
12-05
An Emerging Economy
1. Voices of Freedom Activity
- Instructions
- Due Monday
2. Review/Study Time
- Yesterday's Video Clips (if you have headphones)
- Text Reading
- Studyspace
12-04
The Early Republic
1. Review Discuss: Short Answer Questions
- Trimester 1 Final
2. The Early Republic

Homework: Note Format for The Presidents"
- George Washington
- John Adams
- Due Monday

12-03
Assumption and Economic Foundations
1. Clips:
- Assumption
- The Dinner Table Compromise

12-02
The Market Revolution
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 9
- Discussion
2. Hamilton's Financial Foundations
12-01
Trimester 2
1. Final Exam: Short Answer
2. Final Exam Review and Interpretation

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 10
11-25
Trimester Exam - Final Revision
Hours 1, 3 and 5
- No Class

Hours 2 and 6
- Trimester Revision Exam

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 9
11-24
Trimester Exam - Final Revision
Hours 1, 3 and 5
- Trimester Revision Exam

Homework: Reading/Notes
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 9

Hours 2 and 6
- No Class

11-21
Unit 2 Exam
1. Unit 2 Exam.
- Score and Review
11-20
Ratification and Alexander Hamilton
1. Patrick Henry's Speech
2. A New Nation
- Alexander Hamilton's Economic Plans
- Washington's Cabinet

Still not clear about Hamilton's Plans?
- Assumption
- The Dinner Table Compromise

* Unit 2 Exam Tomorrow
11-19
Washington, Hamilton and Franklin
1. Constitutional Compromises
2. Federalists v. Anti-Federalists
11-18
The Constitutional Convention
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 8
- Discuss
2. Impact of Shays' Rebellion
- Constitutional Convention
11-17
Shays' Rebellion
1. Turn In "Miracle at Philadelphia" Questions
2. Shays' Rebellion
- Discussion Questions

Homework: Shays Finale
- Due Tomorrow
11-14
Best Breakup Letter... Ever.
1. Apologize
2. We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together
- The Declaration of Independence
- Common Sense
11-13
Common Sense
1. Websites and Bookmarks
2. Independence
- Declaration of Independence
- Common Sense

Homework: Miracle at Philadelphia
- Written Questions: 1, 4 and 5
- Due Monday
11-12
A Long Awaited Separation...
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 7
2. Finish Film Final Arguments and Independence
- Watch for Tomorrow
11-11
PLAN Testing
No APUSH Hours 1-3
11-10
To Stay Loyal or to Break Free?
1. Continue Film

Homework: Reading/Notes/Discussion Qs
- Give Me Liberty!: Chapter 8
- Voices of Freedom: #44, 46 and 48
- Due Monday
11-07
The Struggle for Boston
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 6
2. Continue Film
11-06
Join or Die...
Hours 1 and 2
1. Reading: When in the Course of Human Events

Hours 3 and 5
1. Continue/Begin: Independence
11-05
Independence!
1. "When in the Course of Human Events"
- Questions 1-3
- Due Monday
2. Begin Film: Independence
11-04
The Boston Tea Party and Colonial Resistance
1. Discussion: The Boston Tea Party
- George Hewes
- John Andrews
11-03
Colonial Resistance to... Tea?
1. Collect Ch. 6 Voices of Freedom
2. Review: The Stamp Act
3. Colonial Resisance
- Road to Revolution

Homework: Reading/Notes/Discussion Qs
- GML!: Chapter 7
- VoF: #39, 40 and 43
- Due Monday
10-31
The Stamp Act
1. Review: Writs of Assistance
2. The Stamp Act
- Read: Benjamin Franklin
- Pg. 59 in "James Otis" Packet
- Due Monday
10-30
The Spirit of Independence is Born
1. Colonial Timelines
2. Writs of Assistance
- Read: James Otis Starts a Fire
- Due Tomorrow
10-29
The Great Awakening and the Enlightenment
1. Review: Short Answer Exam
- The Great Awakening, the Enlightenment and Democracy
10-28
The Colonial Crisis
1. The Colonial Crisis
- Timeline Activity
2. Worktime
- Voices of Freedom #32, 34 and 36
10-27
Impact of the French and Indian War
1. Effects of the French and Indian War

Homework: Reading/Notes/Discussion Qs
- GML!: Chapter 6
- VoF: #32, 34 and 36
- Due Monday

10-24
Unit 1 Exam, Part 2
1. Unit 1 Exam: Short Answer
2. Exam Review
- Questions
10-23
Unit 1 Exam
1. Unit 1 Exam: Objective
- Formative Multiple Choice
- Source/Stimulus Based Questions
10-22
The French and Indian War
1. War with France
- Cause and Effect
- Historical Reasoning Skills
10-20
Geography and Slavery
1. Finish/Review: Slave Labor Evolution
2. Skill Activity: Map Analysis
- Slave Distribution Map
10-15
A Slave Labor System
1. Hints and Tips to Survive AP U.S. History
2. Finish Discussion: To a Slave Labor System
10-14
Independence?
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 5
- Diagnosis, Review and Practice
10-13
Indentured Servitude
1. Collect Homework
- Voices of Freedom: Chapter 5
2. Review: Ship Manifests
3. Notes: Labor System Changes in the South

Homework: Unit 1 Exam
- October 22
- Chapters 1-4
10-10
Comparing the Colonies
1. Class Activity: Ship Manifests
- Making Observations
- Drawing Inferences
10-08
Richard Haklyut and Roger Williams
1. Discuss Homework: Voices of Freedom
10-07
Changes in the Colonies
1. Chapter 4 Reading Quiz
- Discussion

Homework: Reading/Notes/Discussion Qs
- GML!: Chapter 5
- VoF: #26, 27 and 29
- Due Monday
10-03
Rationale for Colonization
1. Review Chapter 3 Short Answer Question
2. Finish/Review: Massachusetts Bay
3. Reading: Arguement for Colonization
- R. Hakluyt
- "Voices of Freedom" #7, Pgs. 21-24
- Discussion Questions 1-2

Homework: Reading/Questions
- Voices of Freedom #12, Pgs. 38-40
- Due Tuesday
10-02
Model of Christian Charity
1. Discuss Quiz
2. Collect Homework
3. Massachusetts Bay
- John Winthrop's "City on a Hill"
10-01
Plymouth and the Mayflower Compact
1. Plymouth Plantation



09-30
Pilgrims, Seperatists and Plymouth
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 3
2. Plymouth Colony
3. Massachusetts Bay
- "Model of Christian Charity"
- Discussion Questions Due Thursday
09-29
Luther, Calvin and the Puritans
1. Revelations
- Luther
- Calvin

Homework: Chapter 4
- Due Monday
09-26
The Protestant Reformation
1. Finish Jamestown
2. The Protestant Reformation
- "Old" Christianity: The Roman Catholic Church in the 15th Century
09-25
"Starving Time" in Virginia
1. 1607
2. "Starving Time in Virginia
- Read
- Due Tomorrow: 3 Movie Titles
09-24
The Roots of Jamestown
1. Discuss Yesterday's Quiz
- How To: Short Answer Questions
2. The Origins of Jamestown
09-23
To Jamestown
1. Reading Quiz: Chapter 2
2. From Roanoke to Jamestown
- 1607: The English Arrive
09-22
The English Dream of Empire
1. Revisit and Debrief: Constitution Activity
2. The English Build a Colony
- Pirate Base to Colony: Roanoke
- The Mystery

Homework: Chapter 3
- Due Monday
09-19
Sophomore Retreat
No Regular Classes for Sophomores
09-18
P.I.R.A.T.E.S.
1. P.I.R.A.T.E.S.
- Study and Learning Framework
2. Begin: Homework Discussion
- Pueblo Revolt`
09-17
The Constitution
1. Konstitution Kwiz
- Discussion
2. Reaction Question
- Due Monday
09-16
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680
1. Discuss: AP Short Answer Questions
- Chapter 1 Quiz
2. Reader Check Out: Volume 1
- The Pueblo Revolt (Pg. 10)
- Discussion Questions (1-2) Due Tomorrow
09-15
Early Americans
1. Chapter 1 Reading Quiz
2. Finish: Spanish Armada

Homework: Chapter 2
- Due Monday
09-12
War with Spain and England
1. Clip Discussion: Elizabeth I

09-11
Raleigh and Elizabeth
1. Collect/Discuss: Black Legend Essays
- Turn In
2. Begin Clips: The Golden Age
- Discussion: Raleigh and Exploration
09-10
England Challenges Spain
1. Syllaus Questions
2. Finish Black Legend Discussion
- Essay: Due Tomorrow
3. The English Challenge Spain
- Elizabeth and Philip II
09-09
The Black Legend
1. Student Syllabus
- Read for Tomorrow
2. The Spanish in the "New World"
- The "Black Legend"
- Mercado and de la Casas
09-08
Spain, the "New World" and the Columbian Exchange
1. Mr. Z's Neighborhood: The Website
- User's Guide
2. Spanish Dominion of the "New World"
- 1492 and the Columbian Exchange

Homework: Chapter 1
- Reading/Notes Due Monday 9/15
09-05
Why History?
1. What is AP?
- The AP Exam and Format
- Grading Procedures
- Workload
2. Watch: Why History?
- David McCullough
- Discussion Questions
09-04
Course Outline and Outcomes
1. Exam Debrief
- Small Group/Large Group Discussion
2. Parent Letter
- Read
- Distribute to Parents Tonight

* Curriculum Conferences Tonight 5-8:00
09-03
The AP Exam
1. Practice AP Exam
- All Hour: 52 Multiple Choice Questions
09-02
Advanced Placement U.S. History
1. Introductions
2. Course Overview
3. Text Distribution