Due Saturday night by 10 p.m.
Due Saturday night by 10 p.m.
Michigan Department of Civil Rights – http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/
Federal Department of Justice Civil Rights division – https://www.justice.gov/crt
3 questions due Monday, May 22 by class.
Subject: The 9/11/01 terrorist attacks and the days afterwards.
Suggested equipment: paper and pen/cil for notes; maybe a phone to record the interview.
Share a minimum of five questions and answers on Blog #97 (300 words minimum) and include your personal reaction to the interview and the shared memories of 9/11/01 (100 minimum). If you interview more than one person for this blog, please indicate the persons’ names.
2. Get the book from the GHS Media Center, your local library, or buy the book (this should be a last resort since we have all of these books in our MC).
3. Divide the reading up into four equal parts. Pace your reading, because you will have an assignment due each week on Thursday (May 18, 25, June 1, 8).
4. On each Thursday, you complete the following on our blog:
a. Summarize your reading for that part; also, this might be the part to examine bias in the book w/ specific examples.
b. Connect a historical thinking skill to your book segment – contextualization, comparison, change and continuity over time, synthesis, cause and effects, periodization (including turning points).
c. Connect your reading to something we’ve studied in APUSH.
d. Make predictions as to where your story will go (in your last assignment, this needs to be an evaluation – Give the book a grade – A, B, C, D, F – and a recommendation to keep the book for next year or ditch it and why). This would also be where you can examine your connection (or lack thereof) to the characters or events.
5. After you’re done with the book, you will be responsible for making a short video and connect it to the cover of the book in the phone app, Aurasma. This short video will be a brief (less than a minute) book review / talk that next year’s APUSH students will check out in order to preview the book. (15 points).
6. You will research the internet for a book review on your book, copy and paste the article’s URL in your final assignment (due June 8), and then discuss your assessment of the article’s validity – whether you agree with the author’s assessment of the book – and reasons why.
APUSH Themes compiled by Wednesday’s review group – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uGm_8MhCWyfgUj7ynsSz_FgYZtczGhdOapKHejGpZwM/edit?usp=sharing
Khan Academy is hosting a live YouTube tutorial for the test on May 1. You may need to sign up and get an account to check it out. Plus, there are some good videos, practice questions, and other things to help with review: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-history
A ton of review videos by Hip Hughes, including a 2, 3, and 4 hour review videos (at the bottom). http://hiphugheshistory.weebly.com/united-states-history-videos.html
AP Prep materials here w/ links to videos: http://dcpfitch.weebly.com/ap-exam-prep.html
Practice questions from Albert.io – https://www.albert.io/ap-us-history
Timelines, APUSH tips, breakdown for the first 6 periods (1491 – 1898). http://www.apprend.io/apush/
Gilder Lehrman website w/ short videos on each period, essays, and terms. http://ap.gilderlehrman.org/
Contextualization review work from Tuesday, April 25. – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tMsKLUVVWe79KFReUmh__3AXAYoqg2vvOU9Xhe-kj0k/edit?usp=sharing
Before, during, and after the Spanish-American War in 1898, Americans were debating whether or not America should go beyond its borders and become an imperial empire, much like the European countries had done during the 19th Century w/ Asia and Africa. Below are the arguments for and against imperialism and some of its proponents and opponents.
People for it: Assistant Secretary of the Navy Teddy Roosevelt, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Alfred T. Mahan, President William McKinley, Judge William Howard Taft, Admiral George Dewey, Reverend Josiah Strong, former Secretary of State William Seward, and Senator Albert Beveridge.
Arguments for imperialism:
People against it: Author Mark Twain, former president Grover Cleveland, Speaker of the House Thomas “Czar” Reed, journalist Lincoln Steffens, Jane Addams, former Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, AFL chief Samuel Gompers, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, Harvard professor William James.
Arguments against imperialism
The country chose imperialism, and the Senate voted for the Treaty of Paris, 1898, 57 to 27, one more vote needed for the 2/3 approval.
Pretend you are a senator back in 1898 (yes, you have to do this even if you’re female – we’re time traveling, so you can pretend to be a different gender). Pick a region of the country and a party (both parties were for expansion, especially Southern Democrats). Which arguments hold more sway with you and why? Explain.
AP / College Board website to find sample essays / SAQs from Sunday’s practice test – http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/2089.html
Good article from CNN on why World War 1 still shapes us today.
This film below, Sunshine and Shadow, is one we watched on Monday and took the quiz w/ our notes. We watched the first 37 minutes.
Top Six Reasons Why American Industry Exploded in late 19th Century – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sNwwfww4PzYU3i84UJIwfpcGwFCuBt-WQMj6npkadOw/edit?usp=sharing
Men Who Built America, part 1 – A New War Begins
Men Who Built America, part 2 – Oil Strike
Men Who Built America, part 3 – A Rivalry is Born
Men Who Built America, part 4 – Blood is Spilled