Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2 WAS "SYLLABUS DAY!"...TOMORROW YOU WILL TAKE AN AP MULTIPLE-CHOICE DIAGNOSTIC TEST TOMORROW...IT WILL TAKE THE ENTIRE PERIOD.  

I AM WORKING ON YOUR SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS...SHOULD HAVE THEM BACK BY THURSDAY.  

GET READY....TSUNAMI IS COMING!!!  

Friday, August 29, 2014

HAPPY FRIDAY!!   Have a great Labor Day weekend!  For Tuesday...make certain you have read through the syllabus and have all the "Everday Required Materials"! We will be looking at taking a Diagnostic AP Exam (not graded) and start on some content by the end of the week!  Far Out!!!!

SEE YOU TUESDAY...Go Wolfpack ONE!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DAY ONE is Historeeee!  Today you APUSH people turned in your summer assignments...you have the syllabus...please read through it and work on getting school supplies by next Tuesday (after Labor Day)...if you are a late enrolee...get busy on the summer assignment, and make certain you talk with me so I am aware.  Tomorrow we will finish our start up activity...Primary sources (eyewitnesses) gotta help the Secondary sources (outsiders..."feature" students).  More of the same tomorrow...if you didn't read this post...so sorry...so sad!
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, March 26, 2014

UPDATE...First Hour People...still rotating through the testing...If you haven't seen it...you will watch the "Warring" video tomorrow...if you have you will read the Choices Packet...two short questions from the reading will be on the test FRIDAY. For periods 2 & 5...you should be all done with reading of Choices by now.

Interactive Notebook Assignment:  Create a graphic organizer in your spirals...Take the 4 Homefront Objectives from class lecture...make a bold/beautiful heading for each...then, from Ch. 8 pull out every detail, fact under the appropriate objective...there are a truckload of little things that add up to a pretty huge effort...do you think this was a significant factor in assisting the Allies in winning the war?

TEST FRIDAY: 100 Points

Ch. 8 40 Multiple-Choice Questions
40 Fill-ins from class notes...there is some specicifity here
20 Points ...short answers from Choices

Last Score for 3rd Quarter.

You will be given and exercise on the Document Packet;: 1898-1920 for the break as well as a take home DBQ.

Ch. 9-12 will be assigned as well...read previous posts.  Gotta do it if you have any hope on EXAM!

Monday, March 24, 2014

MOVIE NIGHT ...BONUS..."IRON JAWED ANGELS"... 6:30...Bring your Notebooks...and for you Mutineers...how about some $ Store Milk Duds or Dots...because you were "FORGIVENFORGIVENFORGIVEN"

Last week of the Quarter...

Ch. 8 - World War I  - 40 Point Multiple-Choice
Fill -ins..notes...charts, lists...etc.
Document Packet...I will give these to you tonight or tomorrow
Choices Reading Packet: WWI...The League of Nations Debate

BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR BREAK...

I am working on Spring Break homework... Read Unit 3: A Modern Nation...pp.265-379

Ch. 9 - From War To Peace - 1919-1928
Ch.10- The Roaring Twenties - 1920-1929
Ch.11- The Great Depression Begins - 1929-1933
Ch 12- The New Deal -1933-1940

Pay close attention to all visual summaries and vocabulary terms... refer to Unit 3 IN BRIEF, p. 380

I have made up a 100 point (25 Questions per chapter) for Monday upon return...More later!

DON'T FORGET YOU HAVE BLOG SITES/SOURCES AS WELL AS YOUR AP STUDY KIT TO ASSIST YOU...  GOTTA LUV THE AP GRIND!!!!