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AP US History 2019-20 Summer AssignmentDue Dates:Part I – August 1stPart II – September 1stThis fall, we will begin a study of United States History. The framework for our course will be tied to that recommended by the College Board for success in the APexam in May. We will cover nine chronological periods through seven key themes, pre-Columbian to the present. Besides an accumulation of information, assignments and readings are intended to promote the development of four historical thinking skills: creating and supporting a historical argument, analyzing historical sources and evidence, making historical connections, and chronological reasoning. Willingness and ability to complete your summer assignment by the firstday of class can be a strong indicator that you can succeed in the class. This summer, I ask you to:Part I – Due August 1st, 20191.Use the PDF Copy of the APUSH textbook which will be posted on SchoologyAmerica's History from Bedford/St. Martin's by James Henretta2.Read the article, “The Columbian Exchange,” and complete the margin notes.(THE ARTICLE IS IN THE NOTES BELOW). You will note that I am helping guide you through this process. I strongly recommend that this is how you begin approaching reading for APUSH (and other classes!). You will be turning thisin on the first day of class.3.Read and take notes over Chapter 1 and 2 in Henretta’s America's History, using the “Taking Notes and Outlining for APUSH. The outlines need to be your own work. Your outlines will be graded and a test/quiz will be given the first week of school on the material. Following the instructions and using the reading guides will teach you how to take notes in APUSH – an essential skill for success.Part II – Due September 1st, 20191.Complete Unit 1 – Colonial Beginnings Guided Reading PacketComplete the entire graphic organizer for the highlights of the unit. While not required, I suggest that if you have the time, and are looking for some new binge able movies/TV that you watch any of the following over the course of the summer or next year.Ultimate Guide to the Presidents from History Channel (look on Youtube)Glory*Gone with the Wind Inherit theWind42Good Night and Good Luck SelmaThe Last of the Mohicans*Iron-Jawed AngelsThe Butler1776The Grapes of WrathThirteen DaysJohn Adams – HBO SeriesThe Tuskegee AirmenBridge of Spies
Amistad*Flags of Our Father*Good Morning Vietnam*LincolnSaving Private Ryan*Frost/Nixon**Indicates a movie which is rated R. Please discuss with your parents before viewing.
Taking Notes and Outlining for APUSHYour APUSH note-taking and outlines should focus on main ideas, the specific evidence that supports them, and the significance of key terms, people, placesor events. Your outlines will serve as both a study guide for these key terms as wellas a data source to help you think critically, discuss, and formulate arguments about history.

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