Granada Hills Charter High School A.P. United States History – 2010 Summer Assignment DUE: Day 1 of Fall 2010 semester Instructors: Mr. Klevs firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Byars email@example.com 1. Students need to read book #1 Patriots: The Men who started the American Revolution by A.J. Langguth [ISBN‐10: 0671675621] by August 17, 2010.
Students need to read book #2 K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist by Peter Carlson [ISBN‐10: 1586484974] by January 11, 2011.
2. Complete the study guides – New World Beginnings and Planting of English America. a. Answers can be found in history books at the library or book store. There is no need to go out and buy the textbook. Answers obtained from the internet (Wikipedia) will not be accepted. b. “Short Answer Questions” should be short answers (not essays). c. Study Guide packet due Day 1 of the Fall 2009 semester 3. Test will be given first day of school on the reading Patriots + study guides. New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C. – A.D. 1769 Before studying Chapter 1, read over these “Themes”: Theme: The first discoverers of America, the ancestors of the American Indians, were small bands of hunters who crossed a temporary land bridge from Siberia and spread across both North and South America. They evolved a great variety of cultures, which ranged from the sophisticated urban civilizations in Mexico and Central and South America to the largely semi nomadic societies of North America. Theme: Europe's growing demand for Eastern luxuries prompted exploration in the hopes of reducing the expense of those goods with new trade routes. Exploration occurred incrementally, beginning with the Portuguese moving around the coast of Africa and establishing trading posts. Awareness of the New World and its wealth pushed exploration across the Atlantic. ...
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