Thursday, August 28, 2014

WELCOME TO APUSH!!!!!!

Please turn in pretty little AP Summer Assignment Notebooks!!!

Pick up a syllabus

Sit in the front desks....
we are going to play 
"The Getting to Know You Game"

CHECK THIS BLOG TONIGHT FOR MORE INFO!

BUCKLE UP!!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mr. Armstrong               A.P. United States U.S. History             Glacier High School
Summer Assignment: 2014
Welcome to APUSH… here is what you need to do:

1. Check out from the library the textbook: The American Pageant: 13th Edition
·         If you wish to purchase one on line you may do so.
2. Purchase a small 3-ringed binder for the materials to be turned in on the first day of class.
3. Chapters 1-5 are assigned.  Read each chapter very carefully and go to the following website and print out the chapter notes for each chapter.  You must have a “hard copy.”  Highlight and annotate in the margins as you read each chapter.  Annotations…notes…and highlights must demonstrate real effort.  I will collect these materials the first day of class. 
4. Go to my blog and locate the “Digital History” link.  Print Ch. 1-4 exercises. Read…highlight and annotate (notes in margin) each very carefully and complete the “Suggested Student Exercises” at the end of each chapter.  This is a supplement to the textbook and offers additional and sophisticated analysis. Place these in your notebook …behind your Textbook materials.
5. Check out the links on the blog before you enter class…they will assist you in remarkable ways!!!!
WHAT’s DUE?: A 3-ringed binder with 5 chapter outlines…printed, highlighted and annotated from American Pageant 13th Edition. As well as 4 chapters from Digital History… printed, highlighted and annotated and with the exercises for each! (100 POINTS...equals an EXAM grade)
WHY?:  To ensure you have an in-depth look at the Colonial Period in American History before you walk into the classroom! We gotta hit the ground running!!!!
We will collect these the first day of class…and test your knowledge with a graded “Partner Review Sheet Exercise.”
AP = Exceeding Expectations!!!!!          
 I bet you can’t wait!!!!    See you next year!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

          GRADES ARE POSTED AND FINAL

        THANKS FOR A HISTORIFIC YEAR!

                      GOOD LUCK WHEN YOUR SCORES COME IN THIS SUMMER!!!

                                        I WILL TRY AND GET THE WALL OF FAME VIDEO UP SOON!

Monday, June 9, 2014

LET ME CLARIFY THIS...

FOR THE EXAM WE WILL PICK TWO NUMBERS...FROM PART A AND FROM PART B...

PART A:
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PART B:
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21.-YOU PICK YOUR OWN
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WE WILL DRAW BOTH NUMBERS...AND YOU MAY START YOUR ESSAYS...CHECK AP ESSAY RUBRIC...FOR CRITERIA!!!  GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND MY CONTROL...AND THE FACT THAT I HAVE MADE AN EXECUTIVE DECISION...THERE WILL BE NO BIC ASSESSMENT 2ND SEMESTER.  

THE FINAL EXAM ...TWO ESSAYS (FRQ'S) FROM THE AP REVIEW WILL BE THE FORMAT FOR YOUR EXAM... PART A...3RD QUARTER   AND PART B...4TH QUARTER.  THIS EXAM = 280 POINTS (20%) ...140 POINTS PER ESSAY...AND WILL BE GRADED USING THE AP RUBRIC WE HAVE USED ALL YEAR...GOOD LUCK!

CHECK MAY 22 POST FOR DETAILS!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ALMOST DONE!!!!  

See previous post for First Hour presentation order.  You First Hour People...make certain your notebooks are ready to turn in Thursday...if you check our assignment sheet it tells you you are to have taken notes outlining the arguments each candidate made and included a conclusion as to whether or not that person should be inducted and why????  We finish Thursday...discuss/argue/defend for a bit...cast our votes...turn in the NB's. 

I will start to post scores when everyone is finished.  On Friday, we will hand back rubrics!

Check previous post for specifics concerning 2nd Semester Exam...20% and two FRQ's ...one per quarter...from our "AP Review Essay Questions" given to you forever-ago!

Period 2- Jackie Kennedy will go tomorrow first thing...then we will continue with "Dear America: Letters from Vietnam."....I have tallied the votes...we will wait until Monday to reveal all winners!

Period 5 - I have tallied your votes as well...some surprises!!  We will try and finish "Dear America" tomorrow.

Monday, June 2, 2014

A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL WHO SHOWED UP THIS AM FOR TEAM PIC!!!  LOOKS GREAT1

PERIODS 2 & 5 HAVE FINISHED THEIR PRESENTATIONS AND MADE ONE LAST PLEA FOR THEIR NOMINEE.  YOU GUYS WILL VOTE TOMORROW...HAVE NOTEBOOKS ALL READY TO TURN IN!  WE WILL VOTE...THEN WATCH "DEAR AMERICA: LETTERS FROM VIETNAM."

PERIOD 1: PRESENTATION ORDER TOMORROW:
                      Mikayla, Katelyn, Mercedes, Lexi, and JL

WEDNESDAY: Grant, Riley, Hunter B., Kade, and Tacey
THURSDAY:   Buck Jack Rabbit, and Reuben...

We will collect NB's and vote on Thursday...First Hour Peeeps!