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1 GEARING UP FOR THE AP EXAM Dont Panic Until I Tell You To…

2 WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE WHEN YOU START: WRITING SKILLS Remember that you are doing a timed writing Remember that your reader acknowledges that it is a rough draft Remember that it is different from English Remember your writing skills

3 WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE WHEN YOU START: CONTENT StudyGuides Calendar Notes Essays Readings

4 1607 – 1754 BIG IDEAS –Colonization (who? Why?) –Development of regional differences and limited autonomy WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE –Nash Reading –Colonial Prospectus Handouts

5 1754 – 1812 BIG IDEAS –Establishing independence –Creating a unified government –Beginnings of expansion WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE –Actions/Reactions Chart –Common Sense –Feds/Anti-feds readings –First Party System Chart –Jefferson/Madison Report Card

6 BIG IDEAS –Creating a national identity (politically, socially, culturally, economically) WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE –Marshall Court Videos –Unit V Seminar Questions –Cult of True Womanhood –Secret Life Reading –Great Chief Justice Reading

7 BIG IDEAS –The whole thing flies apart; but comes back together stronger WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE –Timeline of Disunion –Reconstruction Activity (computer lab)

8 BIG IDEAS –Industrialization revolutionizes the country –Progressivism –Expansion of American influence here and abroad –World War I

9 WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE –Philosophies of the Industrialists –Gilded Age Jigsaw –Women and Minorities in the Progressive Era –Imperialism Document Analysis –Justification for American Involvement –Treaty of Versailles Documents

10 BIG IDEAS –Return to Normalcy –The Bust Redefines America WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE –New Deal Chart –Degler Reading –1 st and 2 nd New Deals Sheet

11 Present BIG IDEAS –America emerges as a superpower –Multiple American Identities emerge –Emergence of the Culture Wars –Trying to establish a role in the post-Cold War world WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE (so far) –World War II map –Homefront Handouts –Atomic bomb research –Propaganda activity

12 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Gather all of your materials Sort it by unit or chronological period Take review materials and paper clip them to the top Follow this advice

13 BIG THEMES TO APPLY TO ANY UNIT Expansion of Democracy/Political Power Isolationism vs. Internationalism/Expansion Technology/Innovations (and their effects) Civil Rights Class Issues Gender Issues Impact of Religion Interaction with the Environment


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