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AP US HISTORY TEXTS

AMERICAN HISTORY: A SURVEY, TENTH EDITION                          

– by ALAN BRINKLEY

                     (McGraw-Hill College, 1999)

AMERICAN ISSUES                         

                 – eds., CHARLES DOLLAR and GARY REICHARD

                      (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1999)

               

ASSIGNED READINGS

 

UNIT ONE - COLONIAL AMERICA

            Week 1:                    BRINKLEY - C1                

                                             (SPANISH-FRENCH)

                                                Dollar – 1.3

            

             Week 2:                     BRINKLEY - C2                     

                                              (ENGLISH)

                                                Dollar - 1.7, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 3.2

 

             Week 3:                     BRINKLEY - C3         

                                 (COLONIAL LIFE)

                                                Dollar – 3.4, 4.3, 4.6

 

            Week 4-5:                  BRINKLEY - C4                                

                                             (F&I WAR-REBELLION)

                                                Dollar - 3.7, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

                                               

            Week 6-7:                  BRINKLEY - C5                          

                                             (AMERICAN REVOLUTION)

                                                Dollar – 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9

                                               

 

            Week 8-9:                  BRINKLEY - C6                 

                                             (CONSTITUTION-FEDERALISTS)

                                                Dollar – 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7

                                                              7.2, 7.3, 7.7

                                                

 

UNIT TWO - YOUNG REPUBLIC

            Week 10:                  BRINKLEY - C7    

                                            (JEFFERSONIANS)

                                               Dollar   -8.5, 8.6                        

                                              

            Week 11:                 BRINKLEY - C8                         

                                (ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS)

                                                Dollar – 9.1

                                              

            Week 12:                 BRINKLEY - C9                

                                (JACKSONIANS)

                                                Dollar – 9.2, 9.4, 9.6, 10.4

            Week 13:                 BRINKLEY - C10-11           

                                            (INDUSTRIALIZATION)

                                                Dollar – 9.7,                                                  

           

            Week 14:                   BRINKLEY - C12                                                                                      (REFORMS)

                                                Dollar - 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.6, 12.3

                                                

 

UNIT THREE - CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION

            Week 15-16:              BRINKLEY - C13                                                                          (MEXICAN WAR-1850’S)

                                                Dollar – 10.1, 10.2, 10.6

                                                              12.1, 12.3, 12.4, 12.6, 13.2, 13.3

                                               

 

Week 17-18:              BRINKLEY - C14                                                                                     (CIVIL WAR)

                                                Dollar – 13.4, 13.7, 14.6

                                                 

            Week 19:                   FIRST SEMESTER FINAL EXAM

 

Week 20:                   BRINKLEY - C15             

                                  (RECONSTRUCTION)

                                                Dollar – 15.3, 15.4, 15.8, 16.5

 

 

UNIT FOUR -  INDUSTRIALIZATION AND IMPERIALISM

            Week 21:                   BRINKLEY - C16                                                                                      (THE WEST)

                                                Dollar – 16.1, 16.3                            

Week 22:                   BRINKLEY - C17                                                                                     (BIG BUSINESS)

                                                Dollar – 17.1                              

            Week 23:                   BRINKLEY - C18                                                                            (BIG BUSINESS II)

                                                Dollar – 17.2, 17.3, 18.1, 18.3

            Week 24:                   BRINKLEY – C19-20       

                                             (POLITICS TO 1900/IMPERIALISM)

                                                Dollar – 18.4, 19.1    

                                                              20.1, 20.3, 20.4, 20.6                                                                                                            

            Week 25:                   BRINKLEY - C21-22       

                                              (PROGRESSIVES)

                                                Dollar – 19.4, 19.5

            Week 26:                   BRINKLEY - C23                                                                                      (WWI)

                                                Dollar - 20.7

                                                

 

UNIT FIVE - BOOM, BUST, & WAR

            Week 27:                   BRINKLEY - C24        

                                              (1920’S)

                                                Dollar - 21.1, 21.2, 21.4, 21.5, 21.6

            Week 28:                   BRINKLEY - C25-26      

                                               (1930’S)

                                                Dollar - 22.1, 22.3, 22.6

            Week 29:                   BRINKLEY - C27-28          

                                              (WWII)

                                                Dollar – 23.7, 24.2, 24.6

UNIT SIX - POST WAR AMERICA

Week 30:                   BRINKLEY – 29 & 30            

                                  (COLD WAR-1950’s)

                                                Dollar – 24.7, 25.1, 25.2, 25.3           

                                                             26.1, 27.1, 27.2, 27.4, 27.5

Week 31:                   BRINKLEY – 31                 

                                   (1960’S-CIVIL RIGHTS)                          

                                      Dollar – 26.3, 26.7, 27.6, 28.5, 

               27.1, 27.2, 27.4

Week 32:                   BRINKLEY – 32,33,34                

                                   (1970- )

                                    Dollar – 27.5, 27.7,

  28.1, 28.2, 28.4, 29.1, 29.6  

 

            Week 33:                   REVIEW AND AP TEST

           

            Week 34-37:              MOVIE REVIEW OF SELECTED HISTORICAL FILMS

 

            Week 38:                   SECOND SEMESTER FINAL EXAM

 

 

**NOTE: The teacher has assigned other selected readings and map skills each week.  Check the web site (http://northwestern-edison.tripod.com) each week for these updates.

 

 

GRADED ASSIGNMENTS:

Students can expect the following assignments:

        Weekly textbook quizzes (Tuesdays)

        Written log of key terms

        Written responses to the readings

        Written responses to the videos

        Semester final exams

 

 

 

GRADING SCALE:

 

A = 93 – 100

A- = 90 – 92

B+ = 87 – 89

B = 83 – 86

B- = 80 – 82

C+ = 77 – 79

C = 73 – 76

C- = 70 – 72

D+ = 67 – 69

D = 63 – 67

D- = 60 – 62

 

E = 59 and below

 

 
 
 
 
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