Advanced Placement United States Summer 2012 Assignments: Due Thursday, September 6th. Welcome to AP. US History! The following is a summer assignment to get you started for the new school year.
Part I: Textbook Assignment. (Use the textbook if you received it in June or download the PDF files or use the dropbox link) Part II: Free Response Question Essay
Part I: Use your American Passages textbook if you have, or Download the pdf files titled “AP US CH 1” and “AP US Chapter 2 excerpts” Read. As you read, Outline the chapter and take notes for all of Chapter 1 file. For chapter 2 file, outline and notes: pages 37-40(stop before “English invade Virginia” ), 45-48, “Fishing and Furs” on bottom of 49-51 stop before “New Netherland.” MUST BE HANDWRITTEN!!!!
We suggest using the chapter headings and subheadings as guidelines for your outlining and notes. Be sure that the following terms are included and defined within your notes. Underline them or highlight them in your notes.
Atlantic Slave Trade
Treaty of Tordesillas
Bartolome De La Casas
In addition to your outline and notes, complete the following questions. 1) Explain the cultural differences between Europeans and Native Americans 2) What are the positive and negative results of interactions between Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans? 3) Why did the Portuguese and Spanish explore the globe? How did their goals change over time? 4) How did the Protestant reformation affect colonization of the Americas? 5) Describe the interactions between the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest and the Spanish. 6) Describe the relationships developed between French settlers and Native Americans in Canada.
Part II: Free Response Question Essay
Directions: Type an essay response to the following question. Please use the rubric and guidelines that follow for help. Your essay must be uploaded to turnitin.com. A hard copy must also be submitted to your teacher on the due date, and the receipt emailed to you from turnitin must be attached to the hard copy. Class ID for turnitin is 5191952 and the password is summer.
Analyze the differences between the Spanish settlements in the Southwest and the French settlements in New France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in terms of TWO of the following: - Politics
- Economic development
-Native American relations
ESSAY WRITING HELP (Ignore step 3 since this is NOT a DBQ):
9 Steps to a 9
Step 1: Read the Question- Identify what it is asking, and what the time frame is. Common essay prompts:
“Compare and contrast”-What is the same? What is different?
“Assess the validity”-Is it true or is it false?
“Evaluate”-You must decide success or failure
“To what extent”- Accept validity of the premise and then rank
“Analyze”- Evaluate, make an observation
“Assess the influence of”-Rank the significance of
“How did”- List the events and explain the linkage
“Identify”- Who are they and why is each significant
“Discuss”- provide a narrative
Step 2: Create a brief outline- develop an overview of the question at hand-what it is asking-what examples you will use.
Step 3*only for DBQ: Read the documents, annotate them, and place them on outline. Avoid use of lengthy quotations. Do not try to use all of the documents-use half+1 and get in lots of outside info! Step 4: Develop a thesis statement-must be well developed, clearly focused, and acknowledges the complexity of the question itself and answers the essay question. Step 5: Set the Scene-Provide historical context and establish credibility in either your Intro, or beginning of First paragraph. Step 6: Present the evidence- provide significant historial examples that answer the question, Support evidence with facts. Step 7: Analyze...
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