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AP US History
Instructor: Mr. Wilder   
APáUnited States History is a college-level course that is taken in high school.á The work is rigorous and our examination of the nation's history is intense.á The course focuses on the numerous factors that have culminated to make a modern America.á While historical knowledge remains that backbone of the course, greater emphasis will be placed on the skills that are crucial to the making of a successful historian.á The acquisition and honing of the historical skills receive strong emphasis, as the College Board has deemed them necessary for success on the APáUnited States History National Exam.á Our goal is to pass that exam in May and do so convincingly.
Current Unit of Study
3rd Quarter Extra-Credit and Review Schedule
I hope you are all enjoying your Spring Break. There are two pieces of major information that I would like to introduce before we come back to school. First, I have placed the review schedule for the Course Final and National Exam; students that attend and answer review questions will receive 25 points extra-credit in the HW/CW category. Secondly, I have placed information about extra-credit opportunities for 3rd quarter; although I will discuss them in class, I wanted to give you time to digest the information using this form. Both pieces of information can be found in word documents in the class files section of this webpage. Enjoy the rest of your break and see you soon.
Wilder
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Unit VII: The Modern World (1939-Present)
The last unit of the course is packed with information and challenges, as we make our way towards the course final and the AP United States History National Exam. There is not unit exam for this portion of the course, but students should expect that a large amount of the material from this unit will appear on the course final.
We begin our unit with an analysis of the causes and consequences of World War II; although some time will be given to the conflict from the European perspective, most of our attention will be geared towards how the war altered the United States domestically, from a political, social, and economic perspective.
Next, we discuss the implications of the start of the Cold War directly after WWII. We take a unique approach to this topic, analyzing each presidency during the Cold War and how each administration dealt with the responsibility of being one of the two superpowers remaining in the war. With in that context, we will spend a great deal of time analyzing the impact of the Cold War socially, including civil rights movements by several minority groups, the questioning of the federal government, the impact of the television, and the demographic shifts that occurred during the era.
Finally, we will discuss the history of the United States since 1980. Although this analysis will be brief, we will discuss the numerous issues that continue to shape the world that we live in.
A great deal of time will be devoted to preparation for the course final and the National Exam. It is my expectation that students will give their greatest efforts to achieve success on both. As always, please contact me with questions or concerns.
This Week in APUSH
3/27: Lecture on Truman's foreign policy
3/28: Short Answer on World War II, classwork on World War II
3/29: Chapter 34 and 35 Quiz; American voices lesson on Truman
3/30: Lecture on Truman's domestic policy
3/31: Document Based Question on World War II
Files
 APUSH Writing
Writing...The bane of your existence, but the key to success in the course. Here is some guidance.
 Course Final and National Exam Review
Folder contains a multitude of tools geared to assist students in passing both the course final and the National Exam.
 Course Fundamentals
Folder includes information pertinent to the course, including curriculum paper, course outline, grading scales, and other useful information.
 Long Term Assignments
Folder contains topics and assistance for success on Team Debates and APUSH Newspaper assignments.
 Unit I: Foundations of America, 1491-1754
Folder contains assignments, lecture notes, study tools, and other pertinent information for Unit I.
 Unit II: The Birth of the Republic, 1754-1800
Folder contains assignments, lecture notes, study tools, and other pertinent information for Unit II.
 Unit III: Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democrats, 1800-1848
Folder contains assignments, lecture notes, study tools, and other pertinent information for Unit III.
 Unit IV: The Fracture and Reconstruction of the Union, 1844-1877
Folder contains assignments, lecture notes, study tools, and other pertinent information for Unit IV.
 Unit V: The Gilded Age, 1865-1898
Folder contains assignments, lecture notes, study tools, and other pertinent information for Unit V.
 Unit VI: The Rise and Fall of the American Colossus, 1898-1945
Folder contains assignments, lecture notes, study tools, and other pertinent information for Unit VI.
 Unit VII: The Modern World, 1939-Present
Folder contains assignments, lecture notes, study tools, and other pertinent information for Unit VII.
 2017 Review Schedule.docx
Review schedule for 2017 course final and national exam.
 Political Cartoon Assignment and Assessment.docx
3rd Quarter Extra-Credit opportunities assignment and directions.
Instructor's Schedule
Per. 1:áAPáU.S. History
Per. 2: AP U.S. History
Per. 3:áAP Art History
Per. 4:áAPáU.S. History
Per. 5: AP U.S. History
Per. 6: AP U.S. History
Homework
Spring Break Homework
Due March 27, 2017
SAQ: World War II
Due March 28, 2017
Chapter 34/35 Quiz
Due March 29, 2017
CW: World War II
Due March 29, 2017
American Voices: "Truman"
Due March 30, 2017

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