AP U.S. History Recommended Summer Work Our course will move at a very accelerated pace! Consider completing the following assignments during the summer in order to get a jump on things. We will go over all of them in class before the assignments are due and/or tests are given. 1 Go to the school library BEFORE THE LIBRARY CLOSES FOR THE SUMMER and check out the AP US History book, American Pageant, 13th Edition. Read and print out outlines for chapters 1, 2, and 3. Note: outlines will be required for each chapter of the book. You may find them online and print them out. Be sure to leave margins for notes on each side of the page. It would be in your best interest to print out several chapters in advance. One of the best websites for outlines is: http://www.course-notes.org/US_History/Notes/The_American_Pageant_13th_Edition_Textbook_Notes (or Google Course Notes and it will take you there) 2 Study US geography, especially the locations of all states, major cities, and main physical features. There are maps on the front and back covers of your textbook. Be prepared for a quiz within the first week of school. 3 Familiarize yourself with the presidents of the United States. You should know all names, order, election year (s), and tenure. There is a list on pages A59A60 in the back of your textbook. Be prepared for a quiz within the first two weeks of school. This quiz will be a blank outline that you will have to fill in. 4 Students must have an AP US History Exam Review Book. There are many review books, and any good one is fine. Students prefer one that has practice tests but also has nice chronological summaries of US history and important vocabulary terms. Extra Credit will be given if you purchase United States History Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. (Amsco School Publications). 5 Extra Credit will be given for History Day participation (not to exceed 5% of the quarter grade for each quarter should you qualify to move on past the school level of competition). If you choose to participate in History Day, there are deadlines which must be met. It is highly encouraged that you to start your research in the summer. You may work with students from Mr. Gull’s honors US History class if you choose to do a group project. Our due dates will coincide with his class. Please pick up a History Day Information packet from Mrs. Dubuisson.