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APUSH Welcome! Jan. 4-5, 2018

January 3, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch   

Welcome to APUSH!

I will be posting your reading assignments, vocabulary lists, study questions and reminders for the week so that you can plan your time wisely. Over time, these will be condensed as more responsibility becomes yours.

Did you complete your required assignments ?   If not, go ahead and pick out the book/movie for your analysis assignments.  You may turn in any of these assignments earlier than the due dates. Both assignments must be emailed on the due date if you are absent! All papers should be stapled and read to turn in at the bell!  One (film analysis) is due Tues. of the 2nd full week  = January 23,2018 and the other (b00k review) on  Tues. during the 4th full week of the semester = February 6,2018.  Please make sure that you follow the directions carefully. All assignments are posted on the Harrison website under Academics- Social Studies Dept. – A.P.U.S. History (APUSH).  We will review these assignments and you will be given a hard copy on the first day of class.   I have examples if you would like to review them.

How is this class different from other Social Studies classes?  You will receive more information about the class and the AP exam.  What do you know about American history?   I want you to check out the questions and their depth/length/analysis as compared to previous tests.  Our tests will follow this AP Multiple Choice format along with short answer interpretation/historical analysis.

You will be given a copy of the syllabus and basic instructions for the expectations for this course and the student information sheet.Also, go to the Hippocampus.org website. (American History) Watch the short but informative videos from the MOMENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY COLLECTION for the first section listed below.(1492-1750) Go ahead and view these until we get our textbooks next week and be sure to use this support during the semester.  For those of you who are auditory and/or visual learners, these short clips are tools for review, as well as the Crash course reviews available for US History. These short videos are available for review for all units covered this semester.

THURSDAY  –  Welcome Introduction to the class, TRSS forms, overview of the syllabus, Student Information sheet; Please have your syllabus signed and return the signature page. Keep the syllabus in your notebook (choice of 5 subject-college ruled spiral or 3 ring notebook or part of a larger binder).  I will pass out a copy of Chapter 1 for your to read by Monday. We will have a brief brainstorming activity dealing with chronology.

Friday- I will hand out the Flag texts.  After a brief pre test that will not count in Synergy, we will begin with a question style lecture on early American exploration and discovery. * As soon as you receive your textbook on Monday, you should begin to read Ch. 2.  (You have Ch. 1.)  and using the list below, pay attention to these topics as you read. BE sure to review the online (see below) study questions posted at the beginning of each chapter.

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/america7/  is the support website for your textbook.  This site has outlines that you can print our for you to take notes on and practice multiple choice quizzes (usually with 15 -20 items). You will receive a reading quiz over Chap. 1 (See link below if you did not pick up the quiz in class.)

RQ1

This first is a take home quiz to show you the format of the reading quizzes.  You should notice that there are a few items from the practice quiz.

Monday – We will continue with the  colonization of the Americas.  This first unit will seem like a World History unit because we will cover exploration and European colonization but after this we will dramatically slow down as we cover history in more depth.

Chapter I these are some terms, concepts, and people that you need to be familiar with:
Land bridge (Bering Strait),  Maize, environmental changes in North and South America and how that affected Native American cultures (p. 7)

Compare and Contrast the Mayan, Aztec, , and the Incan civilizations.

Compare these to the North American Native civilizations (Adena-Hopewell, Mississippian, Pueblo-Hohokam,Anasazi ) Make sure you know the geographic locations of each civilization.
Norse
Erik the Red
Leif Eriksson
Effect of the Renaissance on European exploration
Examples of navigational progress
How did each of the following help lead to transAtlantic exploration: urbanization, world trade, nation-states, technology?
Prince Henry the Navigator/Portugal
Bartholomeu Dias
Columbus
Biological Exchange
Diseases (which ones specifically?  impact on Native Americans
Magellan
Cabot
Cortes
conquistadors
Hernando de Soto
Ponce de Leon
Bartolome de Las Casas
encomienda
Hacienda
Give evidence of Spanish influence in America. ex mission
Vasquez de Coronado
Saint Augustine (1565)
Influence of Spanish conqest of the American Southwest
Pueblo revolt of 1680
Use of Catholicism as a means of subuing Native Americans
“Horses changed everything.” (p. 33) Explain.
Martin Luther
Protestant Reformation
Calvinism
Henry VIII, Elizabeth I
1588 – Defeat of the Spanish Armada
Lost Colony/Sir Walter Raleigh

Discuss the contrasts between Spanish and English colonization. How do those two compare to the French in terms of motivation, area settled, relations with Native Americans and success?
Discuss the goals of European explorers. Did these men meet the objectives of the countries they represented?
What were the consequences of the biological exchanges that occurred as a result of the age of exploration?

Debate to consider
Columbus’ place in History: Relativism  Is he a good guy or bad guy? Perspective of a Native American or a European.

 

         PLEASE KNOW THAT I LOVE HISTORY AND LOOK FORWARD TO A FUN AND INTERESTING SEMESTER. MY  EXPECTATIONS ARE THAT YOU WILL DO YOUR PART TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS COURSE. COMMUNICATE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

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