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AP US History - Mar 16 - May 5

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AP US HISTORY

Rebecca Coffey

 

B Day:  March 16; A Day:  March 17

America: The Story of Us: Boom

Activities: 

Watch:  America:  The Story of Us:  Boom
After watching they should respond to these two writing prompts…

  • Identify three ways this time period (Early 1900s) was “booming.”  Be specific and explain the significance of your three examples.
  • What is your prediction for the American future…Explain

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 31
New Book:  Chapter 28

B Day:  March 18; A Day: March 21

World War I

FQ: Why did World War I begin?  What was President Wilson's response?

Activities: 

  • President Video Clip:  Woodrow Wilson
  • Presentation:  Overview of WWI
  • Read:  Wilson's 14 Points

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 32
New Book:  Chapter 29

B Day: March 22; A Day: March 23

Roaring Twenties

FQ:  How did the people of the 1920s challenge the morals and values that had been set in place by previous generations?

Activities: 

Watch: The Century:  America's Time:  Boom to Bust
While watching identify specific individuals and groups of people who challenged old traditions

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 33
New Book:  Chapter 30

B Day: March 24; A Day: March 25

The Great Crash and Hoover’s Response

FQ:  Why did the Great Depression begin?  What was the initial response of the Americans?

Activities:  

Watch:  Video Clip on President Herbert Hoover
Presentation:  Beginning of the Great Depression

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 34
New Book:  Chapter 31

B Day: March 28; A Day March 29

The New Deal

FQ:  How did the New Deal affect Americans?

Activities:

Research the Focusing Question and provide an answer to it by using some sort of technology and internet sources I provide.

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 35
New Book:  Chapter 32

B Day: March 30; A Day: March 31

America: The Story of Us: Bust

***Knowledge journals due today—I will assess them during the video!

Watch:  America:  The Story of Us:  Bust
Free write on this question:  How did Americans respond to the failing economy?  

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 36
New Book:  Chapter 33

B Day: April 1;  A Day: April 4

The Lead up to WWII

FQ:  What were the key events leading up to American involvement in WWII?

Activities:

  • In pairs, students will make a time line of events that occurred in the 1930s leading to American involvement in WWII
  • Listen to FDR's speech to Congress the day after the Pearl Harbor attack

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 37
New Book:  Chapter 34

B Day: April 5; A Day April 6

WWII

FQ:  How were Americans affected by World War II?

Activities:

Walt Disney and Propaganda
Jigsaw Activity

Pacific Theater
European Theater
Japanese Relocation Centers
Women and Minorities during the War
Hitler and the Final Solution

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 38
New Book:  Chapter 35

B Day: April 7; A Day April 8

America: The Story of Us: World War II

FQ:  How did WWII affect Americans?

Activities:  

Watch:  America:  The Story of Us:  WWII
Respond to this question:  What was an event you found shocking?  Explain

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 39
New Book:  Chapter 36

B Day: April 11; A Day: April 12

Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

FQ:  Do you think the United States was justified in dropping the A-Bomb on Japan?

Activities: 

Primary source documents
One page response to FQ, using quotes and opinions from readings

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 40
New Book:  Chapter 37

B Day: April 13; A Day: April 14

Early Cold War Policies

FQ:  Why was there a Cold War?

Activities:  

Informational Video:  Duck and Cover
Chart of Cold War policies and events

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 41
New Book:  Chapter 38

B Day: April 15; A Day: April 25

America: The Story of Us:  Superpowers

FQ: What are the themes that run through American history?

Activities: 

Watch:  America:  The Story of Us: Superpowers
Discussion of themes

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 42
New Book:  Chapter 39

B Day: April 26; A Day: April 27

Civil Rights Movement

FQ: How did the individual's influence the Civil Rights Movement?

Activities:  

Online readings and responses
Presentation and Discussion of the Civil Rights Movement

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 43
New Book:  Chapter 40

B Day: April 28; A Day: April 29

When the Cold War Became HOT:  Korea and Vietnam

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

Old Book: Chapter 44
New Book:  Chapter 41

A Day: May 2; B Day: May 3

America: Story of Us:  Millenium

***Knowledge journal due today—I will assess during the video

HW: Read and Knowledge Journal

New Book:  Chapter 42

 

A Day: May 4; B Day: May 5

Terrorism

FQ:  How did the attacks on 9/11 influence the US public?

Activities:

Watch:  West Wing Episode
Discuss questions or issues it raised

HW:  Study for the AP Exam if you are taking it