APUSH Lesson Plans 1st Quarter

                                                             Scope and Sequence  /  Syllabus

Week #1  

Objectives

 

Week #1 Objective: Students will become familair with classroom procedures and textbook.


Monday

 

No School  Parent and Student Orientation

Tuesday

 

No School         How do I find Mr. Cap's web page?

Wednesday

 

No School     All prospective students must go over #1-8 on APUSH web site.

Thursday  

 

Homework Assignment:   Read Chapter 1 Go find Mr. Cap's APUSH web pages and save as a favorite. 

Handout textbooks and review APUSH website.

Friday

 

Take the APUSH first day of school - test.

Or have students break up into groups and complete the Chapter 1 Review questions

Watch A World Apart - By describing Native American cultures in various regions of what eventually became the United States, we examine how indigenous peoples shaped their societies and what we can learn from enhancing our understanding of them.

 

Week #2
Monday

Quiz   Chapter 1 reading quiz       pages 3-29    and APUSH quiz

Chapter 1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Explain how ice age hunters may have crossed the Bering Straits and began settling North America.
2. Discuss the sophistication of the cultures of the Maya, Aztec, Toltec, and Algonquian; show the impact
of European diseases on the Native Americans.
3. Explain why the Norse discovery of America was ineffective.
4. List the changing social conditions and new scientific discoveries that resulted in European voyages of discovery.
5. Describe the economic, political, social, and religious factors of the Spanish colonial system, as well as
the impact of this system.
6. Discuss the motives, elements, problems, and impact of the French colonial empire in North America.
7. Show the similarity between the British treatment of the Irish in the latter part of the sixteenth century
and treatment of the slaves and Native Americans during the Colonial Era.

8. Discuss the early English attempts at planting colonies, including the work of Sir Humphrey Gilbert
and Sir Walter Raleigh.
Tuesday 

 

Chapter 1 Powerpoint

Teach Chapter 1 Powerpoint Notes   Textbook Chapter 1 outline and notes

Wednesday

 

Homework Assignment:  Read the Thursday Chapter 1 focus essay below and make an outline of some of the facts you would use to support your essay from your textbook.

Finish the notes from Chapter 1

Thursday

   Have students write Chapter 1 essay from Monday's test

Feature Essay    Analyze and evaluate the effects of the "collision of worlds" on the people of Europe, Africa, and Latin-America between 1450-1600.

Introduce the Two-Entry Dialectical Notebook system for chapter reading / outlines / and note taking.

Friday

Finish essays.  Hand in.  Teacher reads and gives feedback.  Students can Review for Monday's test.   

Watch Worlds Transformed - Through the eyes of native peoples and conquistadores, we explore the collision of cultures emanating from the voyages of Columbus and other Europeans. We describe Spanish colonization in the Santa Fe area and assess the lasting impact of the Columbian exchange on the world.

Week #3
Monday

Give Test over Chapter 1

 

Chapter 2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After mastering this chapter, you students should be able to:
1. List the problems in England that were motives for emigration.
2. Discuss the corporate problems involved in the settlement of Virginia.
3. Show the importance of tobacco plantations in the social, economic, and political life of the colony of
Virginia.
4. Narrate the story of the founding and settlement of Maryland, focusing on its role for Catholics.
5. Describe the impact of the Quakers on the settlement of the Middle Colonies.
6. Describe the type of society William Penn tried to create in his "Holy Experiment."
7. Compare the motives for colonizing Georgia with those for colonizing the other colonies.
8. Discuss the problems of dissent in the Massachusetts Bay Colonies.
Tuesday

 

Chapter 2 Powerpoint

Chapter 2 PowerpointNotes  Textbook Chapter 2 outline and notes

Wednesday 

Homework Assignment 
                       Have the reading notes completed see Thursday above.

Teach     How Do I Write a good Essay?

Chapter 2  

     Watch Settling the Southern Colonies - Failing at Roanoke, the British established permanent colonies at Jamestown and later in the Charleston area. We examine how the emergence of staple crops, forced labor, and a racial hierarchy shaped the society, economy and the politics of the region in the 17th century.
Thursday Write Feature Essay   Chapter 2 Compare and contrast the colonization of Latin-America by the Spanish with England's colonization of its southern colonies in North America.
Friday    Finish Chapter 2   - Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test. 
Week #4
Monday

No School Labor Day

 

Chapter 3 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Explain the reasons for the growth and social stability of the New England colonies.
2. Discuss the roles, obligations, and rights of colonial women.
3. Explain how conditions in the northern colonies eroded European concepts of social rank and
fostered social mobility.
4. Account for the similarities and differences in development between the New England and
Chesapeake colonies.
5. Discuss the reasons for the growth of slavery and the slave trade in the English colonies of North
America.
6. Discuss the different conditions for slaves in the American colonies and the factors that contributed
to the construction of a distinctive and lasting African-American culture.
7. Explain the historical significance of colonial uprisings in the seventeenth century.
8. Evaluate the causes of the Salem witchcraft hysteria in the 1690s.
Tuesday

Give Test over Chapter 2

      

Wednesday  

Homework Assignment

Chapter 3  Powerpoint    

Chapter 3 Powerpoint Notes    Textbook Chapter 3 outline and notes

 

Thursday     

Write Feature Essay   Chapter 3  In what ways did each of the three sections of England's North American colonies advance the development of each of the following ideas by 1700.  1. religious liberty, 2. Inter-colonial Unity, 3. economic Diversity, 4. Relations with Native-Americans

Choose one of the following essays and write a one page response from the   Chapter 3 essays  Chapter 3 essays with thesis statements.

Friday

More How do I write a theisis statement?

Finish Chapter 3  Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test. 

Watch

  • Settling in New England - Religious motivations inspired British settlers at Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay. We describe the challenges facing pilgrims, puritans, and native peoples in the region, and we assess the enduring effects of Puritanism in America.

  • Diversifying British America - Ethnic and religious diversity in America took on even broader dimensions in the Middle Colonies. By examining the maturation of the northern colonies, we analyze the effects of diversity and growth on the shaping of America.
Week #5
Monday

 

Give Test over Chapter 3

 

Chapter 4 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Assess the reasons behind the phenomenal population growth of the colonies.
2. Discuss reasons for colonial economic expansion and patterns of settlement.
3. Explain the differences and importance of Scotch-Irish and German settlement.
4. Determine the nature of and problems relating to the Spanish North American empire.
5. Describe the influence of the Great Awakening on American religion, common interest, and
"nationality."
6. Explain the rise of the colonial assemblies and the governing problems they faced.
7. Discuss the different advantages and disadvantages of the British American colonists and the
French in the wars for mastery of the North American continent.
Tuesday 

 

Chapter 4   Powerpoint   

Chapter 4 Powerpoint notes        Textbook Chapter 4 outline and notes

Wednesday 

Homework Assignment

Watch  Making a Revolution - Between 1754 and 1774, a series of events, decisions and choices moved the colonies toward a revolution. By considering the ingredients necessary to make a revolution and how the American experience fits into this framework, we examine how and why the Americans were near the breaking point by the mid-1770s.

 

Thursday

Write Feature Essay   Chapter 4

Have students bring their DBQ Workbooks to class today go over the first essay

 

Friday Finish Chapter 4   Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test. 
Week #6
 Monday

 

Give Test over Chapter 4 

 

Chapter 5 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Explain why both the American gentry and the common folk supported the American Revolution.
2. Describe the “expectant” nature of American society in the 1760s.
3. Assess and explain the responsibility of George III and Parliament for the loss of their American
colonies.
4. Describe each of the fundamental principles and the “politics of virtue” of the American perspective
on imperial politics.
5. Analyze both the motivation for Grenville’s regulations and the popular mass movement that
formed in resistance to them.
6. Trace the Townshend duties from their origins through the American resistance to their repeal.
7. Trace the growing conflict between the colonists and the North ministry from the Tea Act through
the fighting at Lexington and Concord.
8. Analyze the American decision to declare independence from the convening of the Second
Continental Congress to the Declaration of Independence.
9. Compare and contrast the military assets and liabilities of both the British and American forces in
the Revolutionary War.
10. Describe the role of African Americans in the fighting of the American Revolution.
Tuesday

 

Notes Chapter 5

Chapter 5   Powerpoint 

Chatper 5 Powerpoint Notes      Textbook Chapter 5 outline and notes

Wednesday 

Homework Assignment
Thursday 

 

Mr. Cap @ Gilcrease : Write Feature Essay   Chapter 5

Watch Declaring Independence - More than a year after the military engagement began at Lexington and Concord, American political leaders formalized the revolution against British authority. By analyzing the purpose and meaning of the Declaration of Independence, we consider why this document comes to be revered as the seminal statement of American ideals.

 

Friday  Finish Chapter 5   Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test. 
Week #7
Monday

 

Give Test over  Chapter 5

 

Chapter 6 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Explain why both the American gentry and the common folk supported the American Revolution.
2. Describe the “expectant” nature of American society in the 1760s.
3. Assess and explain the responsibility of George III and Parliament for the loss of their American
colonies.
4. Describe each of the fundamental principles and the “politics of virtue” of the American perspective
on imperial politics.
5. Analyze both the motivation for Grenville’s regulations and the popular mass movement that
formed in resistance to them.
6. Trace the Townshend duties from their origins through the American resistance to their repeal.
7. Trace the growing conflict between the colonists and the North ministry from the Tea Act through
the fighting at Lexington and Concord.
8. Analyze the American decision to declare independence from the convening of the Second
Continental Congress to the Declaration of Independence.
9. Compare and contrast the military assets and liabilities of both the British and American forces in
the Revolutionary War.
10. Describe the role of African Americans in the fighting of the American Revolution.
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11. Describe both the British and American victories in New York and New Jersey through the winter
of 1776-1777.
12. Explain the significance of the American victory at Saratoga in 1777.
13. Trace the American diplomacy leading to the treaties with the French in February 1778.
14. Analyze the British southern strategy from their victory at Charleston to Cornwallis’s defeat at
Yorketown.
15. Explain how American Loyalists were the greatest losers in the American Revolution.
16. Analyze the role of diplomacy in the success of the American Revolution.
17. Describe and explain the role of colonial religious values in promoting the revolutionary ferment
and patriotism of the common folk in the American Revolution.
Tuesday

Chapter 6   Powerpoint 

Chapter 6 Powerpoint notes      Textbook Chapter 6 outline and notes

Wednesday 

 

Homework Assignment

 

 

Thursday

Mr. Cap out of town Thursday and Friday

Write Feature Essay   Chapter 6

Watch Winning Independence - Declaring independence was one thing, actually winning it was another. We examine the military aspects of the American Revolution, how the war affected the American people, why the Americans won, and the enduring effects of that victory.

Friday 

 

 

Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test. 

 

Week #8
Monday

 

Give  Test   over Chapter  6

Chapter 7 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Explain the principles that led Sam Adams and other Republicans to vehemently oppose the “Sans
Souci Club.”
2. Describe the conflict among American Republicans of the 1780s over the relative importance of
liberty as opposed to order.
3. Delineate the types and extent of the social and political changes brought by the American
Revolution.
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4. Describe the post-revolutionary positions on slavery of both the North and the South.
5. Specify the post-revolutionary changes in the expectations, rights, and roles of American women.
6. Describe the major sources and principles of the earliest American constitutions.
7. Identify the major problems of western settlement and evaluate the Confederation Congress's
responses to those problems.
8. Identify the major domestic and foreign-policy problems of the Confederation Congress and the
nationalists' critique of the congressional responses.
9. Explain how republican ideology contributed to the ills confronting the country in the 1780s, and
how Madison proposed to deal with those problems.
10. Trace the development of the movement for a new constitution from the Annapolis convention
through Shays’ Rebellion to the Philadelphia convention of 1787.
11. Identify the major differences between the Virginia and New Jersey Plans, then describe the
compromise of the issue by the delegates at the convention.
12. Describe the conflict over slavery and its resolution by the delegates to the Philadelphia convention.
13. Identify the major issues separating the Federalists and Anti-federalists. Describe and
evaluate the positions taken by each.
14. Trace the ratification process from the organization of the opposing sides to June 1788.
15. Describe and explain the major contribution of the Anti-federalists to the Constitution.
16. Explain why and how the new government protected the people from themselves.
Tuesday

 

Chapter 7   Powerpoint   

Chapter 7 Powerpoint Notes      Textbook Chapter 7 outline and notes

 

Wednesday  

 

Homework Assignment

 

Thursday

 

Write Feature Essay   Chapter 7

Watch Inventing a Nation - Having won independence, the American people now grappled with the process of nation-building. Among the challenges facing that generation was the persistent issue of distributing political power among individuals, states and the national government. We explore how and why they adopted the Constitution which still provides the legal framework for the nation.

Friday   

 

Finish Chapter 7  today   

Go over student's essays and Chapter 7 Review

Test over Chapter 7

 

Quarter Exam Review for Monday's test. 

Week #9                   Quarter Exam Finals Week
Monday

 

1st  Quarter  Exam  over Chapters 1-7.  How do I study for the exam?  The 9 week exam is a 50 question multiple choice exam.  I took 7 questions from each of the first 7 tests and used those questions for the quarter exam,

Chapter 8 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Discuss the impact of public opinion on national leaders in setting the agenda from 1788 to 1800.
2. Evaluate George Washington's strengths and weaknesses as president.
3. Compare and contrast the political and economic philosophies advocated by Alexander Hamilton
with those of Thomas Jefferson.
4. Explain how foreign affairs acted as a catalyst in the development of American political parties.
5. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of John Adams as president.
6. Describe the XYZ Affair and its impact on domestic politics, specifically explaining the intent and
results of the Alien and Sedition Acts, as well as the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions.
7. Discuss the terms and results of the Convention of Mortefontaine.
8. Summarize the accomplishments of the Federalists while they were in power.
9. Explain the factors that contributed to the downfall and demise of the Federalist party.
10. Explain the description of the election of 1800 as a “peaceful revolution.”
Tuesday

 

Return Exam Teach pages 160-163
                                Start Chapter 8 today 

Chapter 8   Powerpoint  

Chapter 8 Powerpoint  Notes          Textbook Chapter 8 outline and notes

Wednesday 

 

No Homework this week

Complete Map Exercise from Chapter 8 Review  Map #2
                               

Thursday

 

Write Feature Essay   Chapter 8


Watch Searching for Stability - The state of the nation in 1789 begged for signs of stability. We examine how the political leadership of George Washington and the economic plan of Alexander Hamilton shaped the United States in the 1790s—and for generations afterwards.

 

Friday

No School Teacher In-Service

Pop quiz over Review matching and or completion

Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test.

Watch  A Peaceful Transfer of Power - While Washington and Hamilton had laid foundations of stability, internal and external conflicts continued to disrupt the nation. We analyze how, out of this turmoil, important precedents became established, including the acceptance by the revolutionary generation of a peaceful transfer of power.

Test Chapter 8

                                                       

APUSH 2nd Quarter