AP US History From Home

Let's Prepare For Our AP Exam Together

End of the School Year!


End of the School Year!
Congratulations, you made it through the craziest high school/life experience I have ever witnessed (and you're doing it at 16/17 y/o).  All final grades posted today at 4:00PM.  If you have any questions or concerns over the break don't hesitate to email or request a Zoom meeting.

I know I don't have to tell you we are in the middle of history. You will talk about events that you're currently living and watching unfold with your grandkids. It's for that reason (and because it's your civic obligation as a member of our society) that I implore you to spend time listening to the issues and perspectives being voiced. Use the analytical tools you've been polishing in class (especially when establishing the credibility of a source) to truly reflect over our period of history. But most important, discuss these issues, your thoughts, and your perspectives with others. History has taught us that there are no easy answers with quick fixes. We cannot be expected to solve these issues, or even fully understand the situation, as individuals, but together, with deep conversation and multiple perspectives, the process can at least begin.

If you're interested in the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a succinct and credible timeline.
https://africanamerican.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/2063000?&view=community

Update 6/1/20


Well, we've made it to the final week of the school year.  I/m sorry the year is ending the way it is... fortunately you're all juniors and can come visit next year (and I'm counting on it)!  Remember, email any questions or concerns and I'll set up a meeting.  All teachers will finalize 4th quarter grades by Thursday, June 4th, at 4:00PM.  Be safe this summer and pay attention to what's happening around you.  This is not only history in the making, it's shaping the country in which we live.

For anyone signed up for the late AP US History exam:

-  Remember your E Ticket can be found in 1) the email you used to set up your College Board account, and 2) your AP Classroom (which you can access by going to myap.collegeboard.org

-  Exam Date: Wednesday, June 3rd at 9:00AM (Please sign in at 8:30 to begin the process).

Good Luck!  You've got this!
Update 6/1/20

Update 5/25/20


Just a couple reminders:

  • 1) Last day to turn in make-up work is Tuesday, May 26th (11:59 PM)
  • 2) Remember, if you did not take your AP US exam on Friday, May 15th, please try to take the make-up exam.  This will take place  Wednesday, June 3rd.

Note: If you have a question about this (or anything I may be able to assist you with) send me an email.  I can either send an email response or schedule a zoom meeting.
Update 5/25/20

Congratulations -- You Did It!


UPDATES 5/18/20

We did it!  The AP US exam is now behind us!  I've been hearing some very positive comments about the the exam (and some not as positive).  Regardless of outcomes, I'm proud of all of you for rising to the challenge during this crazy time.  Here are some reminders for this week:

1) If you were unable to take the exam (that is to say you didn't log into the exam) last Friday, your make-up date is Wednesday, June 3rd.

2) Extra-credit assignments were due last Thursday... but don't forget you can continue to submit makeup assignments until 11:59 PM Tuesday, May 26th.

3) I won't be able to meet at our usual time this week. Instead, I'll be available for any questions, comments, or check-ins on Friday, the 23rd at 2:30.

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09


Meeting ID: 769 506 4761
Password: 206839



Congratulations -- You Did It!

5/15/20 EXAM DAY!


Today is the day!  Good Luck!  You're going to do great!


Remember...

  • Sign in at 10:30
  • Have your completed "exam day checkoff list" beside you
  • Make sure your household knows not to interrupt you while testing
  • You have worked all year for this -- your ready!
  • THE EXAM WILL BEGIN AT EXACTLY 11:00 AM

YOU'RE SO CLOSE -- I'M SO EXCITED -- EMOTIONS ARE RUNNING WILD!

                                                     GOOD LUCK!
5/15/20  EXAM DAY!

Tomorrow is the big Day


UPDATES 5/14/20

The big day is almost here!  Tomorrow, Friday (5/15/20) is exam day!  Get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and go into tomorrow with a positive attitude. Have your "example day checkoff list" ready... and... GOOD LUCK! You guys have got this!

Sign-in at 10:30 AM
Exam Begins at 11:00 AM
Tomorrow is the big Day

Updates 5/11/20


Updates 5/11/20
AP Testing has begun!  Remember, our exam is this Friday, May 15th at 11:00 am (don't forget you will need to log in at 10:30 am).  I realize many of you are scheduled to take multiple exams, and consequently, may feel more pressure or be short on time this week.  As a result, there will not be a scheduled Zoom lesson this week.  Instead, please continue to individually email me times you're available to go over your practice DBQ and I will set up a private zoom session.  As always, I'm available for any questions/concerns via email, or during an open zoom session Wednesday at 2:30 (see the link below).

Note:  Extra-Credit assignments must be submitted by email (to jeff.allen@fresnounified.org) by Thursday, May 14th.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Meeting ID: 769 506 4761
Password: 206839


Updates 5/4/20 (Week 8)


  • UPDATE FROM TUESDAY 5/5/20.  Hi everybody.  Today I offered a zoom session that focused on breaking down the DBQ rubric.  I encouraged zoom participates to complete the practice DBQ (which can be found under "Documents; Practice Exam & Modified 2020 Rubric") before tomorrow's (5/6/20) zoom session so we could go over the exam step by step.  That said, I've decided to postpone going over the exam with the hope that waiting will allow more student the opportunity to complete the practice exam.  I will still be available for any question and/or clarifications during our scheduled zoom session.  Also, I encourage all students to email me their DBQ response so I can provide individual consults and scores.

The countdown has begun!  Remember, your exam is Friday, May 15th @11:00 am (though you will login and begin the pre-exam portion at 10:30 am).  You should have received an email from CollegeBoard sometime today that listed all exams you are scheduled to take... as well as, additional information and links about the process.  If you haven't already done so, please make sure to try the "exam day demo" in order to assure yourself there will be no issues logging in the day of the exam.  https://ap2020examdemo.collegeboard.org/

This week we will be meeting twice:
______________________________________________________________________
TUESDAY-- Our Tuesday zoom session will begin at 2:30.  The objective of this session is to review in detail (again) the revised 2020 DBQ Rubric.  Make sure you're ready with any questions or points of clarification.

Rubric Link: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-history-rubric-2020-dbq.pdf

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Meeting ID: 769 506 4761
Password: 206839
_______________________________________________________________________
WEDNESDAY -- Our Wednesday zoom session will begin at 2:30.  The objective of this session is to review a (completed) practice DBQ. This is an edited, 5 document, version of last year's AP Exam.  The practice exam can be found in the document section at the bottom of this website.  Click on Practice exam and rubrics.
  • Note: This session has been changed to a Q & A session for anything you may have questions or concerns about.  Please remember to complete your practice DBQ as soon as possible and submit to me via email.
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Meeting ID: 769 506 4761
Password: 206839
Updates 5/4/20 (Week 8) Updates 5/4/20 (Week 8)

Updates 4/27/20 (Week 7)


Hi everyone.  I have a couple of updates:

1) I'll still be sending a zoom link for this Wednesday (4/29) at 2:30 -- but we won't be having our traditional class. Instead, I'll be available for any questions you may have. The reason for this is because I will be joining a webinar put on by College Board Wednesday evening that will go over the step by step of our exam day.

     -  Zoom Meeting Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09
        Password: 206839

2) Thursday (4/30) at 2:30 we will have our Zoom "class." This will allow me to go over all the testing info I receive Wednesday. Please make every effort to join.

     -  Zoom Meeting Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09
        Password: 206839

Here are some important documents I will be discussing with you:

AP Testing-Guide
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-testing-guide-2020.pdf​​​

Day of Exam Check-Off List
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-student-exam-day-checklist.pdf​​​

Video that goes over Test Day Process
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZ2zpqlZNE&list=PLoGgviqq4844oyQviUHOOddAaMOdDAqpk&index=3&t=69s


Updates 4/27/20 (Week 7)

Updates 4/20/20 (Week 6)


Remember: Zoom Meeting Wednesday, 4/22/20 @ 2:30 https://zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Here is the latest AP Info Flyer in English, Spanish, and Hmong for you and/or your parents to review (to see these flyers full-size go to the bottom of the page -- click the tab "College Board Tutorial Links & Information" -- then click the file is labeled AP Flyer).


Updates 4/20/20 (Week 6)

Updates 4/13/20 (Week 5)


Updates 4/13/20 (Week 5)
As many of you have heard, FUSD issued the new grading guidelines last Thursday, April 9th. As a result of some of the language of the new guidelines I need to make changes to what I presented Wednesday, the 8th.

To see Superintendent Nelson's message visit FUSD's website: https://www.fresnounified.org/

Opportunities to improve your grade include the following:

1) Make-up Opportunities:

You may choose to make-up or resubmit any of the textbook homework assignments from the 3rd quarter. That includes chapters 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22. Each of these assignments is worth 6 points. If completed and submitted by Tuesday, May 26th I will replace any existing score with the score earned on the make-up assignment.

2) Extra-Credit Opportunities:

In addition to the make-up assignments you may compete any or all of the extra-credit assignments below. If all of these points are earned your grade will raise by 8%. Remember, this is in addition to any points you may earn from submitting make-up assignments.  Unlike the make-up assignments, all extra-credit assignments must be submitted by Thursday, May 14th (the day before your AP Exam).

  • 3 pts: Chapter 23 Reading Guide or Chapter 23 Key Vocabulary Terms
  • 3 pts: Chapter 24 Reading Guide
  • 3 pts: Primary Document: FDR's Four Freedoms Address
  • 3 pts: Primary Document: WWII Internet Investigation 
Note: All of these opportunities can be found under "Documents" at the bottom of the page.


Remember: Zoom Meeting Wednesday, 4/15/20 @ 2:30 ​https://zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09​​​

Updates 4/8/20


Updates 4/8/20
We will have a Zoom meeting today at 3:00 PM that covers the following:

  • APUSH Quarter 4 Overview
  • Grade Improvement Opportunities & Process
  • AP Testing From Home (The Basics)
            -  How & When
            -  Structure of the Exam
            -  Revised Rubric

  • Discussion (Feedback) About Future Zoom Meetings

Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09


Major Updates 4/3/20


 Major Updates 4/3/20
So much to talk about...

Class Updates:

  • I will be able to give you credit for enrichment (optional) opportunities!
  • No student's 3rd quarter grade can go down, but students will be given the opportunity to improve their current grade by 10% through the completion of enrichment assignments. As of now, the only enrichment assignment that will contribute to this 10% is the Chapter 24 reading guide (more to come each week).   *This has been changed.  Please see "Update 4/13/20.
  • I will be offering a Zoom class session every Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:45 PM (and likely more as the number of participating students grows).  The times have changed.  We will now meet Wednesdays at 2:30.

AP Exam Update:

  • Your exam will be on Friday, May 15th at 11:00 AM. The exam will consist of a 5 document DBQ. Students will have 45 minutes to complete the exam -- and then 5 minutes to upload the document to College Board (more specifics to follow).
    • We will begin our next Zoom session with an overview of the revised exam.
    • If you would like to review these topics independently, see the link below & click on AP US History.
    https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule


F.A.Q


Will the College Board provide any tutorial/review opportunities?

Yes.  Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and teachers can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These mobile-friendly classes are:
  • Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
  • Will be recorded and available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.
  • Not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction. We know many AP teachers now face challenges that would make that impossible.
  • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course.

Click here for access: ​https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes​​​

Will I still have an opportunity to take the AP US exam?

Yes.  For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. The Exam will consist of a 5 document DBQ given at 11:00AM on Friday, May 15th.

When will I receive more details about how and when to take the AP exam from home?

Students can choose from two different test dates, these dates will be released by April 3. I will send more info out as soon as this information is available.

Are the assignments Mr. Allen posts required?

No.  Any assignments I post are optional and intended to 1) provide you with educational opportunities during this unprecedented time & 2) better prepare you for the up-coming AP exam.  That said, there will be multiple opportunities for you to improve your 3rd quarter grade.

What time periods will be covered on the revised exam?

The following periods will be covered on the exam:

 Unit 1: Period 1: 1491–1607
 Unit 2: Period 2: 1607–1754
 Unit 3: Period 3: 1754–1800
 Unit 4: Period 4: 1800–1848
 Unit 5: Period 5: 1844–1877
 Unit 6: Period 6: 1865–1898 
 Unit 7: Period 7: 1890–1945

The following periods will not be covered on the exam:

 Unit 8: Period 8: 1945–1980 
 Unit 9: Period 9: 1980–Present

Has College Board released the revised rubric for our exam?

Yes.  The complete rubric can be found at the following link.

Click here for access:

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-history-rubric-2020-dbq.pdf​​​

Weekly Agenda


Week 12 (6/1- 6/4... Our Final Week of the School Year)

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Just a few things to remind you about this week.

1. For anyone signed up for the late AP US History exam:
* Remember your E Ticket can be found in the email you used to set up your College Board
account, and your AP Classroom (which you can access by going to myap.collegeboard.org
* Exam Date: Wednesday, June 3rd at 9:00AM (Please sign in at 8:30 to begin the process).

2. All teachers will post final grades by Thursday, June 4th at 4:00PM

3. Just because the academic year is over... don't feel like you have to go radio silent! If you have any
questions over concerns please reach out via email.

4. Last official request, since we missed out on a traditional 4th quarter, I've expecting regular visits
from all of you next year! If you don't visit me... I'll find you!

Week 11 (5/26-5/29)

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
No Scheduled Zoom Sessions

Just a couple reminders:

1) Last day to turn in make-up work is Tuesday, May 26th (11:59 PM)
2) Remember, if you did not take your AP US exam on Friday, May 15th, please try to take the make-up exam. This will take place Wednesday, June 3rd.

Note: If you have a question about this (or anything I may be able to assist you with) send me an email. I can either send an email response or schedule a zoom meeting.

Week 10 (5/18-5/22) Zoom Office Hour -- 5/22 @ 2:30PM

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Topics covered during our Zoom Meeting

Hi guys. The zoom session Friday is to answer any questions you may have. I'm guessing some of your questions may be about:
- The Exam
- The Makeup Exam (Which will be Wednesday, June 3rd)
- Class Makeup work (due next Tuesday the 26th by the way)
- Book returns
- Or anything else you guys may be thinking about

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09


Meeting ID: 769 506 4761
Password: 206839

Week 9 (5/11-5/15) Zoom Office Hour -- 5/13 @ 2:30PM

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Topics covered during our Zoom Meeting

I am scheduling individual zoom meetings with any students who want to go over their practice DBQs. Our standing Wednesday Zoom session will function as an opportunity to share any questions or concerns before Friday's exam.

Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Week 8 (5/4 -5/8) 2 Zoom Meetings -- 5/5 & 5/6 @ 2:30PM

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Topics covered during our Zoom Meetings

This week we will be meeting twice:
______________________________________________________________________
TUESDAY-- Our Tuesday zoom session will begin at 2:30. The objective of this session is to review in detail (again) the revised 2020 DBQ Rubric. Make sure you're ready with any questions or points of clarification.

Rubric Link: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-history-rubric-2020-dbq.pdf

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Meeting ID: 769 506 4761
Password: 206839
_______________________________________________________________________
WEDNESDAY -- Our Wednesday zoom session will begin at 2:30. The objective of this session is to review a (completed) practice DBQ. This is an edited, 5 document, version of last year's AP Exam. The practice exam can be found in the document section at the bottom of this website. Click on Practice exam and rubrics.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Meeting ID: 769 506 4761
Password: 206839

Week 7 (4/27 -5/1) 2 Zoom Meetings -- 4/29 & 4/30 @ 2:30PM

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Topics covered during our Zoom Meetings

Wednesday 4/29/20 from 2:30 -3:00

- Check in opportunity (Ask any questions you may have)

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09
Password: 206839



Thursday 4/30 from 2:30 - 3:30

- I hope to provide a step by step overview of what to expect on the day of your exam (May 15th).

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09
Password: 206839


Week 6 (4/20 -4/24) Zoom Meeting -- 4/22/20 @ 2:30

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Topics covered during our Wednesday Zoom Meeting

- AP Exam Updates
- Lec - US involvement in WWII


Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Week 5 (4/13 -4/17) Zoom Meeting -- 4/15/20 @ 2:30

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Topics covered during our Wednesday Zoom Meeting

- Review Grade Improvement Opportunities
- Continue Q & A regarding revised DBQ Rubric
- Lecture: America Moves Toward WWII

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09​​​


Remember... we've got a lot of work to do! Our AP Exam is in 1 month!



Week 4 Spring Break (4/6 - 4/10) Optional Zoom Meeting 4/8/20 @ 3:00 PM

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday's Zoom Meeting

Topics Covered:

* APUSH Quarter 4 Overview
* Grade Improvement Opportunities & Process
* AP Testing From Home (The Basics)
1) How & When
2) Structure of the Exam
3) Revised Rubric
* Discussion (Feedback) About Future Zoom Meetings

Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/7695064761?pwd=VFp1RFY2bVM0OTBrSkQ3R002KytRdz09

Week 3 (3/30/20 -- 4/3/20) Live Lecture on 3/31/20 @ 11:00AM

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Zoom Check-in
Location: https://zoom.us/j/839186601

UPDATED 3/31/20 -- First off, I hope all of you and your families are doing well. I've decided to postpone this WWII lecture today. Instead, please do the following:

1) Please join the Zoom meeting today at 11 just so I can say hi and get a feel for how many of you have access. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/j/839186601
2) Send an email to jeff.allen@fresnounified.org using your preferred email (one you check regularly). In the subject of the email please write your period number and name. Example: P1 Jeff Allen
3) Please, please, please share this site & information with as many of your peers as possible.

I will reschedule this lecture as soon as I get in touch with more students (thank you for your help on this front)!
I will be delivering a series of lectures (with PowerPoint) to wrap up our last unit. Dates and times of future lectures to follow.

Zoom Info for 3/31/20

Jeff Allen is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lecture 1: WWII (Canceled)
New Topic: Opportunity to say hello and test the process

Time: Mar 31, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/839186601

Meeting ID: 839 186 601

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Optional Video links worth watching:
Location: Home

Optional Enrichment Videos (also found on Documents page under videos & audio)

The Century : America's Time - 1936-1941: Over The Edge (45 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWg2xghlbnc

The Century: America's Time - 1941-1945: Homefront (45 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPP0ae2zrXY

World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35 (13 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Objoad6rG6U

World War II Part 2 - The Homefront: Crash Course US History #36 (13 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HofnGQwPgqs

Week 2 (3/23/20 -- 3/27/20)

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Optional Textbook Assignment
Location: Home

Optional Textbook Assignment:

Read CH 24 in your textbook (America's History, Eighth Edition| ©2014, James A. Henretta) and complete the guided reading below (this is also available in a Word document under the tab "AP Exam Prep Assignments (Optional Points)" at the bottom of the page.



CHAPTER 24 READING GUIDE

Directions: Answer the following questions. Make sure incorporate all listed terms into your answer (do not just give me a list of definitions… actually incorporate them into the context of the question/answer).

1. Explain how historians can argue the United States was involved in WWII well before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In your response make sure to include the following (4) terms: Neutrality Act of 1935, Lend-Lease Act, Atlantic Charter, and Winston Churchill (Underline each term in your response).

2. What impact did the bombing of Pearl Harbor have on American society? Include the following (3) terms: Pearl Harbor, War Powers Act, and Executive Order 9066 (Underline each term in your response).

3. Overall, what effects – positive or negative – did World War II have on social change in the United States, particularly among women and minority groups? Include the following (5) terms: A. Philip Randolph, Executive Order 8802, Rosie the Riveter, Code Talkers, and Zoot Suit Riots (Underline each term in your response).

Week 1 (3/16/20 -- 3/20/20)

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Readjustment Period
Location: Home

Let's all take a little time to better understand our new roles and obligations.

Documents


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