2014 2015 Reading Guide Semester 1 Pr

Topics: United States, North America, American Civil War Pages: 5 (837 words) Published: December 16, 2014
2014-2015 Tentative Semester 1AP US History Reading Guide Scheduled Reading Sources:
Newman, John J., and John M. Schmalbach. United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. 3rd ed. Des Moines: Amsco, 2015. Web. Tindall, George, and David Shi. America: A Narrative History. 9th ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013. Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. Web.

Unit One

Unit One Essential Questions
1.What role does the environment play in the establishment of social and economic goals of a society? 2.With what criteria should progress be defined?
3.With what criteria should cultures / societies be evaluated? 4.How do the stories of American history that are told over time influence the development of society?

PERIOD 1: 1491-1607 - On a North American continent controlled by American Indians, contact among the peoples of Europe, the Americas, and West Africa created a new world.

PERIOD 2: 1607 – 1754 - Europeans and American Indians maneuvered and fought for dominance, control, and security in North America, and distinctive colonial and native societies emerged.

PERIOD 3: 1754 – 1800 - British imperial attempts to reassert control over its colonies and the colonial reaction to these attempts produced a new American republic, along with struggles over the new nation’s social, political and economic identity.

US History Assessments: Short-Answer and Essay Exam

Week OneA People’s History of the United StatesChapter 1 August 19, 20, 21, 22, America: A Narrative History, 9th EditionChapter 1 (optional) NO QUIZUnited States History [AP Preparation], AMSCOChapter 1 Additional Assigned Readings to supplement AP U.S. History and AP Language and Composition:

Week TwoAmerica: A Narrative History, 9th EditionChapter 2 August 25, 26, 27, 28, 29United States History [AP Preparation], AMSCOChapter 2 QUIZ________________
Additional Assigned Readings to supplement AP U.S. History and AP Language and Composition:

Week ThreeAmerica: A Narrative History, 9th EditionChapter 3 September 2. 3, 4, 5United States History [AP Preparation], AMSCOChapter 3 QUIZ________________
Additional Assigned Readings to supplement AP U.S. History and AP Language and Composition:

Week FourAmerica: A Narrative History, 9th EditionChapter 4 September 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 United States History [AP Preparation], AMSCOChapter 4 QUIZ________________
Additional Assigned Readings to supplement AP U.S. History and AP Language and Composition:

Week FiveAmerica: A Narrative History, 9th EditionChapter 5 September 15, 16, 17, 18, 19United States History [AP Preparation], AMSCOChapter 5 QUIZ________________
Additional Assigned Readings to supplement AP U.S. History and AP Language and Composition:

Week SixAmerica: A Narrative History, 9th EditionChapter 6 September 22, 23, 24, 25, 26United States History [AP Preparation], AMSCOChapter 6 QUIZ________________
Additional Assigned Readings to supplement AP U.S. History and AP Language and Composition:

Week SevenAmerica: A Narrative History, 9th EditionChapter 7 September 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4United States History [AP Preparation], AMSCOChapter 6 QUIZ________________
Additional Assigned Readings to supplement AP U.S. History and AP Language and Composition:

Unit Two
Unit Two Essential Questions
1.What is Revolution?
2.What does it mean to be free?
3.With what criteria should progress be defined?
4.How can individual rights be protected within the context of the majority rule? 5.How should we, as Americans, respond to injustice?

PERIOD 4: 1800 – 1848 - The new republic struggled to define and extend democratic ideals in the face of rapid economic, territorial, and demographic changes.

PERIOD 5: 1844 – 1877 - As the nation expanded and its...
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