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1 APUSH Dialogue with the Past https://apstudent. collegeboard
APUSH Dialogue with the Past Go to Course Details: U.S. History Modules from Gilder Lehrman Center

2 APUSH Historical Thinking Skills
Chronological Reasoning: causation, patterns of continuity and change over time, periodization Comparison and Contextualization Crafting historical argumentation from relevant historical evidence Historical Interpretation and Synthesis

3 APUSH Themes Identity Work, Exchange and Technology Peopling
Politics and Power America in The World Environment and Geography Ideas, Beliefs and Culture

4 APUSH Periods of Study 1491-1607 1607-1754 1754-1800 1800-1848

5 APUSH Instruction Time
Semester 1—16 weeks Semester 2—16 weeks —5%--1 week (Intro. and Exploration) —10 %--2 weeks (Colonization) —12%--3 weeks (Revolution and Federalism) —10%--2 weeks (Federalism and Nationalism) —13%--4 weeks (Civil War, Reconstruction, West) —13%--4 weeks (Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Populism) —17%--6 weeks (Imperialism, World War I, Twenties, Great Depression, World War II —15%--5 Weeks (Cold War, Civil Rights, Fifties and Sixties, Seventies and Eighties) 1980-Present—5%--1 week (80s, 90s, Millennium) Testing—4 weeks (STAAR EOC , May 4 AP exam, May 8, Semester Exams June 1-3)

6 On a North American continent controlled by American Indians, contact among the people of Europe, the Americas and West Africa created a new world.

7 Europeans and American Indians maneuvered and fought for dominance, control, and security in North America, and distinctive colonial and native societies emerged.

8 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.

9 The new republic struggled to define and extend democratic ideals in the face of rapid economic, territorial, and demographic changes.

10 As the nation expanded and its population grew, regional tensions, especially over slavery, led to a civil war—the course and aftermath of which transformed American society.

11 The transformation of the United States from an agricultural to an increasingly industrialized and urbanized society brought about significant economic, political, diplomatic, social, environmental, and cultural changes.

12 An increasingly pluralistic United States faced profound domestic and global challenges, debated the proper degree of government activism, and south to define its international role.

13 After World War II, the United States grappled with prosperity and unfamiliar international responsibilities while struggling to live up to its ideals.

14 1980 to Present As the United States transitioned to a new century filled with challenges and possibilities, it experienced renewed ideological and cultural debates, sought to redefine its foreign policy, and adapted to economic globalization and revolutionary changes in science and technology.

15 The Test Section I Section II
Part A: Multiple choice —55 questions, 55 minutes, counts 40% Part B: Short answer— 4 questions, 45 minutes, counts 20% Part A: Document-based question—1 question, 60 minutes, counts 25% Part B: Long essay—choose one to answer out of two, 35 minutes, counts 15%

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