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Welcome to Advanced Placement US History!.

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Launch List 1. Update your table of contents 2. In your binder, on a new sheet of paper write the following: Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?

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1 Welcome to Advanced Placement US History!





6 Why should we study History? Because it is interesting. Where else can you learn about Atomic Bombs?

7 Powhatan Uprising of 1622

8 Boston Mass.


10 The Mexican War 1846 – 1848




14 Reconstruction:

15 Curriculum Map: We landed on the moon!

16 World War 2 Bombers over England

17 Soldiers of World War 2

18 London Bridge Burning World War 2

19 Human Ovens of the Holocaust


21 Holocaust Victims

22 Political Cartoon.

23 William R. Fitzsimmons Dean of Admissions Harvard University One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is Performance on Advanced Placement Examinations.

24 Success in Tupper Lake APUS 2008- 4 students 2 scored 4,s 1 scored 3 1 scored 2 75% Passed and received college credit

25 Success in Tupper Lake APUS 2009- 12 students 4 scored 4,s 6 scored 3 2 scored 2 83% passed and received college credit

26 Success in Tupper Lake APUS 2010- 16 students 1 scored 4,s 8 scored 3 6 scored 2 1 scored 1 56% passed and received college credit

27 Success in Tupper Lake APUS Totals 7 scored 4 15 scored 3 9 scored 2 1 scored 1 69 % passed and received college credit National average is 50%

28 Success in Tupper Lake APUS It is really up to you.

29 Course Overview College Level Class Columbus to Clinton Score well enough on the exam in May, get college credit.

30 This course is taught at the college level. 1. There will be a lot of work outside class. 2. There will be a big written component. 3. There isnt time to waste.

31 Student Evaluation Homework Assignments/Online quizzes Writing Participation Unit exams Quizzes Document Based Questions Free Response Questions Participation

32 Online Resources: Class resources online….

33 Course Texts Brinkley, Alan. American History: A Survey Howard Zinn, A Peoples History of the United States Handouts

34 Class Procedures: How Class This Works… To maximize our time, I have put in a few procedures to make things run more smoothly.


36 Cell Phones



39 -Cell Phones will be confiscated upon sight in class. It will be given to the main office where you will pick it up at the end of the day. Do not use them.

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41 1. Launch List: Can be found on the front board. Each day there will be things on the board you are required to start BEFORE the bell rings.

42 Launch List: 1. Have a copy of the AP US History Syllabus on your desk to go over. 2. In your binder, write down the 2 most interesting events in history.

43 2. Please Take One: On your way in, grab any handouts before you sit down.

44 3. Discussion: This class is discussion-based lecture. Participation is important. You will get a grade based upon participation.

45 4. Respect: All opinions are valued. It is important that you respect each other and give one another the courtesy of listening.

46 **The most important thing to remember** You can talk at any time. When you want to speak- 1. Raise your hand. 2. Wait to be called on.

47 Attention Getting Signal: I will simply count 3-2-1 at this point you must: 1. Freeze 2. Stop Talking 3. Face the front and listen

48 **The most important thing to remember** When you want to speak- 1. Raise your hand. 2. Wait to be called on.

49 Class Supplies – Bring the following each day 1 three ring binder – Something to write with (Pen) Textbook- you can leave things in the back

50 Direct Instruction (notes) 1. Have Binders ready 2. Do not talk unless you raise your hand AND wait to be called on to speak 3. Look at who is speaking

51 Homework: 1. It is not optional.


53 Homework: 2. If you do all of your homework, you will receive 2 extra bonus points on on our next unit test.

54 Homework- Students who have done well enough to pass the final exam, typically take their time on assignments. Do not save work for homeroom, set aside time for your work.

55 Late Work Procedure Late work will not be accepted. All assignments are due at the beginning of class the day they are due.

56 Late Work Procedure If you miss class for whatever reason, assignments are due the day after you return.

57 Leaving the Classroom The bell does not dismiss the class, Mr. Cochran does.

58 Extra Handouts Extra files can be found in 2 places: The bin in the back of the class The Class Webpage

59 How do we learn?

60 Essential Questions:

61 Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?

62 Hero or Villain? In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue

63 Hero or Villain? Anthony 'A.J.' Soprano Jr.: It says, in this book, that Christopher Columbus was a slave trader. Anthony 'A.J.' Soprano Jr. Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: So, you finally read a book and it's bulls(*t! Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.

64 Hero or Villain? You must either conquer and rule or serve and lose, suffer or triumph, be the anvil or the hammer. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

65 Hero or Villain?


67 Kurt Vonnegut- Author

68 Hero or Villain? 1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them. Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

69 Hero or Villain?

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