AP United States History Summer Assignment 2014-2015 A significant challenge we face in AP US History is the fact that we have a considerable amount of material to cover in a short period of time. To get a head start you will begin your study of colonial America over the summer. Because summer is never as long as we might like, I recommend beginning this assignment early. Assignment 1: DUE DATE: No later than June 29th 2014 Send me an email [email protected] to establish a connection If you do not receive a confirmation “Thank you” email, I did not get your message Assignment 2: Reading Read Chapters 2 through 8 (pp.25 -162) in The American Pageant Assignment 3: Ongoing “Self Quizzes” Go to the web address below http://college.cengage.com/history/us/bailey/american_pageant/11e/students/ace/ Choose the appropriate chapter/quiz Complete the quiz and click the email button Complete ALL boxes and put your name and chapter number in the subject line Write your name in the section “My Name” In the “Instructor Email” section, write: [email protected] YOU WILL NOT BE GRADED BASED ON YOUR SCORE but for whether you did the assignment or not KEEP IN MIND your score is good indicator on how well you really know last year’s curriculum. If you do not score well on any particular test, you should review your work from last year. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Chapter 7: The Road to Revolution Chapter 8: America Secedes from Empire Chapter 9: The Confederation and the Constitution Chapter 10: Launching the Ship of State Chapter 20; Drifting to Disunion Chapter 21: Girding for War Chapter 23: The furnace of the Civil War Chapter 24: The Ordeal of Reconstruction Chapter 27: The Great West Three Chapters of Your Choice DUE BY July 3th DUE BY July 3th DUE BY July 17th DUE BY July 17th DUE BY July 30th DUE BY July 30th DUE BY J August 7th DUE BY August 7th DUE BY August 21st DUE BY August 21st RETURN TO SCHOOL ASSESSMENT Be prepared to take an assessment on the first eight chapters soon after returning to school. This test will consist of approximately 80 multiple choice questions covering the summer reading assignment. I suggest that you frequently check your progress at the online resource listed on the resource sheet I have provided. AP US History Prep Resources Free and on the Web The American Pageant ***Houghton Mifflin Website for The American Pageant: A History of the Republic Twelfth Edition This site is for a later edition of our book but good resources are available. Materials include online practice tests, flashcards, and everybody’s favorite-primary documents. http://college.hmco.com/history/us/kennedy/am_pageant/12e/students/index.html U.S. History for AP* Students A fairly basic website with a good section of flashcards/notecards, period outlines, biographies of presidents, and test-taking tips. http://www.apstudent.com/ushistory/index.php American History AP Quizzes 1200 self-correcting multiple-choice questions divided by topic/period. This is s good place for review. Try it for ten-minutes a day. http://www.historyteacher.net/USQuizMainPage.htm Available for Purchase United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination by John J. Newman # ISBN-10: 1567656609 # ISBN-13: 978-1567656602 This book is generally considered the best and most comprehensive test guide. For whatever reason, it is more difficult to find than you would think. It is currently available used through Amazon.com ranging in price from $7.00 and up. AND there are plenty of other test prep guides available from Barrons, Princeton Review, etc.