We started our final projects today! You can find the important materials by clicking the "Final Project Information and Links" tile on the main page of this website. These projects will be due Friday, June 1. That is also your Final Exam review day, so don't plan to use that day to work on the projects in class, only to turn everything in to me. I will post updated information over the next two weeks as needed.
Well folks, today was the last regular exam! You made it! All that we have left is the AP exam next Friday, your final projects, and the final exam in June!
I will have your DBQ feedback ready by next Thursday. If you will be out of class taking another AP exam that day, feel free to come by any other time Thursday to pick up your feedback. Make sure to check out all the review resources on the APUSH EXAM REVIEW page of this site as you prepare this weekend and next week.
Since we are through with new content and you will mainly be working on your final projects, i will be updating the Blog less frequently. You should still check it out every evening in case I need to post something important, but don't be surprised if we go a few days in a row with no posts. Have a great weekend!
Today was the LAST DAY of new content! We first wrapped up the Clinton era with a discussion centered around some documents detailing the impeachment crisis. Next we tackled the 2000 election and then wrapped up the day looking at the ways the events of September 11, 2001 have been interpreted and used by various political and other groups.
I ended the class with a brief overview of what you should expect for next Friday's AP exam. Make sure you check out the resources linked on our APUSH Exam Review page! Our last exam is tomorrow! (FYI, we dropped the final activity that was on the binder requirements, the War on Terror analysis)
The Final chapter quiz, this one over Chapter 32, was today! Following the quiz, the 1990's were today's topic as we first discussed the Gulf War then proceeded to tackle some of the major issues of the Clinton Administration as we as touch on some of the changes in American society during the decade.
Tomorrow we will wrap up our final content discussions! Friday will be the last regular exam, so make sure to check yesterday's blog for the required contents of your binders for this exam.
We discussed the 1980's today, focusing on Reaganomics first off following our Chapter 31 quiz. After exploring the data round Reagan's economic policies, we looked at the implications of the Iran-Contra scandal and evaluated some political cartoons in a DocBlock exercise.
Chapter 32 (your last!) is due tomorrow. I have also posted below the requirements for the last binder check which will be during Friday's exam.
Today was your final in-class DBQ essay! I will have these graded by next Thursday. If you will not be in class next Thursday because of an AP exam for another class, please feel free to come see me during Tutorial or after school that day to see your comments page as you prepare for next Friday's AP exam.
Tomorrow we will begin Period 9 as we round out the new material before the AP exam. Make sure you have Chapter 31 notes complete as there will be an open notes quiz tomorrow! Also, Chapter 32 is due Wednesday!
Today we focused on the late 1970's by first examining two different historical arguments about the period focusing on the effects of economic downturn. We then explored the major issues of the Carter administration, taking time to specifically explore the Camp David Accords and the Iran Hostage Crisis.
Also today I returned your feedback for your first DBQ's If you were absent and would like to see your feedback sheet before Monday's next in-class DBQ, shoot me an email this weekend and I can reply with your notes. The possible topics for Monday's DBQ will be drawn from the last two weeks of study: Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, Great Society, Nixon administration and Watergate. Bee looking over the resources for writing DBQ's on the Writing Tips page and review the tips sheet below. You WILL NOT have this handout during this DBQ, but you will have the checklist as an aid.
We discussed the Nixon administration today, starting by debriefing the reading from homework about the rise of conservatism in the 1960's. We then did a bit of traditional instruction to get some historical context on Nixon's presidency then evaluated that information and the information from the textbook in terms of deciding whether or not Nixon was really a conservative president. The final activity was a brief exploration of the Watergate scandal and its effects.
Tomorrow's DBQ has been moved to Monday, so be sure to finish up the brief final textbook reading notes. We will return next week to reading complete chapters to finish up the last two chapters of the book!
Lyndon Johnson's presidency and the legacy of the Great Society were the focus in class today. We started with a bit of DBQ practice with a Cold War DBQ, then we shifted focus to get a context for and understanding of the basic goals, makeup, and POV's related to the Great Society using some primary sources. We wrapped up the day by taking a deeper dive into a set of documents related to the Great Society, using them to respond to four essential historical questions arising from the topic.
Make sure you have your chapter readings done for tomorrow, and also read and take brief notes over the selection "Conservatism begins in the Sixties" found under Period 8.
The Vietnam War was the topic today as we first looked at the debate over American participation by analyzing speeches from Lyndon Johnson and Eugene McCarthy. We then examined the Gulf of Tonkin incident and developed some historical hypotheses in response to questions arising from that event. We ended the day by exploring reasons for resistance and protest against the war.
Tomorrow we will move to the Great Society for our topic so be sure you have your textbook notes ready!