AP United States History Spring 2020
1. Please watch this excellent (25 minute) lecture on the 1960s
The SixtiesProfessor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era.
2. Guided Viewing Questions due June 5th (google classroom)
The first few years of the 1960s promised a greater, stronger and more unified America than ever. America, as the undisputed leader of the free world, straddled the globe like Colossus. But within a few years the optimism of the first years of the decade would vanish, only to be replaced by the uncertainty of a new and unfamiliar world, and the national mourning of a fallen leader. This episode covers the years 1960-1963, and examines the events of the era such as the lunch counter sit-ins at Greensboro, North Carolina, the Kennedy years, the Cuban Missile Crisis and America’s increasing involvement in Vietnam. The episode ends with the assassination of Kennedy and the loss of American innocence.
APUSH Exam 11:00 Friday 5/15
College Board Advanced Placement Exam 2020 (pre-exam preparation-a must read)
2020 DBQ Rubric
The APUSH Exam is May 15th online. This year’s AP Exam will be open book/open note so get caught up on your journals and begin to develop a system to tab and organize key information by periods or eras (get tips for taking open book/open note exams). Please review AP 2020 Exams this week. Follow the schedule below. We will review of periods 5-7 over the next 2 weeks. AP office hours will be on Wednesdays (P3)
10:00-11:00am and (P4) 1:00-2:00 pm. I will send you the ID and Password
via Remind the morning of our meetings.
Schedule for week 30 5/4-5/10
Schedule for week 29 4/20-5/4
Evaluate the relative importance of different effects of the expansion of participatory democracy from 1816 to 1848.
Schedule for week 29 4/6-4/20