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									AP US History Syllabus: First Semester
For students using Nation of Nations: 3rd Bell Class

Week 1: August 29 – September 1
“The First Century of Settlement in the Colonial South and Colonial North”
      Readings:
               Textbook: Chapters 2-3 (42 pages)
               Reader: “The American Holocaust: Columbus and Conquest of the New
              World” by David E. Stannard (15 pages): Answer questions at end.
      Assessments:
               Friday, September 1: Textbook Covered (5 points)
               Friday, September 1: Student/Parent Questionnaire Completed (5 points)
               Friday, September 1: Questions at end of Stannard Article (20 points)
               Friday, September 1: Class Discussion over Stannard Article (10 points)

Week 2: September 4 - September 8
“The Mosaic of Eighteenth Century America”
      No Class:
              Monday, September 4: Labor Day
      Readings:
              Textbook: Chapters 4 (29 pages)
              Reader: “The Transformation of European Society” by Gary B. Nash (12
             pages)
      Assessments:
              Friday, September 8: Thesis Paper over Nash Article (20 points)
              Friday, September 8: Class Discussion over Nash Article (10 points)

Week 3: September 11- September 15
“Toward the War for American Independence”
      Readings:
              Textbook: Chapter 5 (26 pages)
              Reader: “A New Kind of Revolution” by Carl N. Degler (15 pages)
      Assessments:
              Monday, September 11: Multiple-choice test over chapters 2-4 (50
             points)
              Monday, September 11: Note Check (10 points)
              Friday, September 15: Thesis Paper over Degler Article (20 points)
              Friday, September 15: Class Discussion over Degler Article (10 points)

Week 4: September 18 – September 22
“The American People and the American Revolution”
      Reading:
              Textbook: Chapter 6 (26 pages)
      Assessments:
              Thursday, September 21: First Essay Test (50 points)
              Thursday, September 21: Binder Check (10 points)
Week 5: September 25 – September 29
“Crisis and Constitution”
       Readings:
               Textbook: Chapter 7 (32 pages)
               Reader: “Sunrise at Philadelphia” by Brian McGinty (15 pages)
       Assessments:
               Monday, September 25: Multiple-choice test over chapters 5-6 (100
              points)
               Friday, September 29: Questions 4-6 over McGinty Article (20 points)
               Friday, September 29: Class Discussion over McGinty Article (10 points)

**Friday, September 29: Interim Graded Entered**

Week 6: October 2 – October 6
“The Republic Launched”
      Readings:
               Textbook: Chapters 8 (30 pages)
               Reader: “The Personal Side of a Developing People” by Jack Larkin (18 pages)
      Assessments:
               Friday, October 6: Notecard over Larkin Article (20 points)
               Friday, October 6: Class Discussion over Larkin Article (10 points)

Week 7: October 9 – October 13
“The Jeffersonian Republic”
       Readings:
               Textbook: Chapter 9 (31 pages)
              Reader: “Thomas Jefferson and the Meaning of Liberty” by Douglas L. Wilson
              (12 pages)
       Assessment:
               Monday, October 9: Multiple-choice test over chapters 7-8 (100 points)
               Friday, October 13: Thesis Paper over Wilson Article (20 points)
               Friday, October 13: Class Discussion over Wilson Article (10 points)

Week 8: October 16 – October 20
“The Opening of America”
      Reading:
              Textbook: Chapter 10 (34 pages)
      Assessment:
              Thursday, October 19: Second Essay Test (100 points)
              Thursday, October 19: Binder Check (10 Points)

**Friday, October 20: Last Day to Submit Late Work**
Week 9: October 23 – October 27
“The Rise of Democracy”
      Readings:
               Textbook: Chapter 11 (32 pages)
               Reader: “Andrew Jackson, Flamboyant Hero of the Common Man” by John F.
              Marszalek (15 pages)
      Assessments:
               Monday, October 23: Multiple-choice test over chapters 9-10 (100 points)
               Friday, October 27: Questions at end of Marszalek Article (20 points)
               Friday, October 27: Class Discussion over Marsalek Article (10 points)

**Friday, October 27: End of First Quarter**

Week 10: October 30 – November 3
“The Fires of Perfection”
      Readings:
               Textbook: Chapter 12 (30 pages)
               Reader: “The Lords and the Mill Girls” by Maury Klein (12 pages)
      Assessments:
               Friday, November 3: Thesis Paper over Klein Article (20 points)
               Friday, November 3: Class Discussion over Klein Article (10 points)

Week 11: November 6 – November 10
“The Old South”
      No Class:
              Tuesday, November 7: Election Day
      Readings:
              Textbook: Chapter 13 (32 pages)
              Reader: “The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion” by Stephen B.
             Oates (16 pages)
      Assessments:
             Thursday, November 9: Third Essay Test (100 points)
              Friday, November 10: Notecard over Oates Article (20 points)
              Friday, November 10: Class Discussion over Oates Article (10 points)

Week 12: November 13 – November 17
“Western Expansion and the Rise of the Slavery Issue”
      Readings:
              Textbook: Chapter 14 (34 pages)
              Reader: “The Father of American Terrorism” by Ken Chowder (12 pages)
      Assessments:
             Monday, November 13: Multiple-choice test over chapters 11-13 (100
             points)
              Friday, November 17: Questions at end of Chowder Article (20 points)
              Friday, November 17: Class Discussion over Chowder Article (10 points)
Week 13: November 20 – November 24
“The Union Broken”
      No Class:
              Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving
              Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break
      Reading:
              Textbook: Chapter 15 (32 pages)
      Assessment:
              Wednesday, November 22: Multiple-choice test over chapters 14-15 (100
             points)

Week 14: November 27 – December 1
“Total War and the Republic”
       Readings:
               Textbook: Chapter 16 (44 pages)
               Reader: “Why the War Came: The Sectional Struggle over Slavery in the
              Territories” by David Herbert Donald (14 pages)
       Assessments:
               Wednesday, November 29: Binder Check (10 points)
               Friday, December 1: Thesis Paper over Donald Article (20 points)
               Friday, December 1: Class Discussion over Donald Article (10 points)

Week 15: December 4 – December 8
“Reconstructing the Union”
      Readings:
               Textbook: Chapter 17 (34 pages)
               Reader: “1865: Beautiful, Cruel Year of Transition in the Black Struggle for
              Freedom” by Vincent Harding (16 pages)
      Assessments:
               Thursday, December 7: Fourth Essay Test (100 points)
               Friday, December 8: Notecard over Harding Article (20 points)
               Friday, December 8: Class Discussion over Harding Article (10 points)

**Friday, December 8: Interim Grades Entered**

Week 16: December 11 – December 15
“The New South and the Trans-Mississippi West”
      Readings:
              Textbook: Chapter 18 (42 pages)
              Reader: “Sitting Bull and the Sioux Resistance” by Robert M. Utley (14 pages)
      Assessments:
              Wednesday, December 13: Questions at end of Utley Article (20 points)
              Wednesday, December 13: Class Discussion over Utley Article (10 points)
              Friday, December 15: Multiple-choice test over chapters 16-18 (100
             points)
**WINTER BREAK: December 18-January 1**

Week 17: January 2 – January 5
“The New Industrial Order”
      Readings:
              Textbook: Chapter 19 (32 pages)
              Reader: “The Master of Steel: Andrew Carnegie” by Robert L. Heilbroner (13
             pages)
      Assessments:
              Friday, January 5: Notecard over Heilbroner Article (20 points)
              Friday, January 5: Class Discussion over Heilbroner Article (10 points)


Week 18: January 8 – January 12
“The Rise of an Urban Order”
      Readings:
               Textbook: Chapter 20 (24 pages)
               Reader: “A Little Milk, A Little Honey” by David Boroff (15 pages)
      Assessments:
               Wednesday, January 10: Thesis Paper over Boroff Article (20 points)
               Wednesday, January 10: Class Discussion over Boroff Article (10 points)
               Friday, January 12: Multiple-choice test over chapters 19-20 (100 points)

**Friday, January 12: Last Day to Submit Late Work**

Week 19: January 15 – January 19
      No Class:
              Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
      Assessments:
               EXAM WEEK

								
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