APUSH Lesson Plans 3rd Quarter


After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Describe the geographic and climatic conditions of the four major regions of settlement between
Missouri and the Pacific.
2. Distinguish the basic cultural features of the Pueblo, Plains, California, and Northwestern tribes.
3. Analyze the factors that ended tribal life for the Native Americans.
4. Explain the United States policies toward Native Americans and the results of those policies.
5. Discuss the motives that stimulated settlement of the West.
6. Describe the journey along the Overland Trail.
7. List and explain the land laws passed by the federal government in the latter nineteenth century.
8. Locate the mineral strikes of the West and describe the life that developed in the mining camps.
9. Trace the boom-and-bust development of the open-range cattle industry.
10. Describe the problems faced by early farmers of the Great Plains and the new methods with which they addressed their problems.




Week #1    

Monday        No School        Teacher In-Service

Tuesday     Students return

Test today Chapter 32

Chapter 17  Powerpoint

Powerpoint Notes Chapter 17

Textbook Chapter 17 outline and notes


Wednesday   1- 06-10 

Go Over Notes Chapter 17
Complete  MAP EXERCISE # 2
RECONSTRUCTION   Page 458 of textbook
from Chapter 16 Review


Write Document Based Essay from the Semester Exam Give students Essay question and documents:  Read for 10 min then write essay for 40 min.  Essay covers political parties from chapter 7.


Early Dismissal 12:20

Pop quiz over ch 17 Review matching and or completion

Go over student's essays and Ch 17 Review for Monday's test. 

  • Looking Backward, Looking Forward - Using the U.S. Centennial as an occasion for reflection, we assess the state of the nation in 1876 and discuss the themes that we have tracked throughout this course: freedom and equality, race and identity, gender and ethnicity. Finally, our distinguished experts share with us what they believe we should learn from our study of American history.
Week # 2



Give  Test over Chapter 17   Chapter 18  After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Discuss each of the major factors that contributed to the rapid industrialization of 1870-1900.
2. Describe the principal economic and social effects of the railroad, 1865-1900.
3. Trace the building of the American railroad network, 1865-1900.
4. Detail the rise and consolidation of the steel industry.
5. Detail the rise and consolidation of the oil industry.
6. List and describe the most important inventions of the last third of the nineteenth century, including
their major effects.
7. Identify and explain each of the major factors in the development of a national consumer market.
8. Compare and contrast the effects of industrialization on the working lives of native-born white Anglo-Saxon Protestant males and, on the other hand, women, children, Catholics, Jews, and immigrants.
9. Identify the adaptations in the "culture of work" required by the new factory system, and the response to
those changes by working people.
10. Compare and contrast the policies and methods of the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of

Chapter 18 Powerpoint   

Chapter 18  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 18 outline and notes



Pop quiz over Railroad tables and figures in review
Thursday  DBQ essay question from DBQ workbook page 95  Students can use Reconstruction conclusion in their textbook page 477-478 as another reference.

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

Pop quiz over Matching and Completion in review

  The American West - An integral part of the changing American landscape in the late 19th century was the transformation of the West. The causes of the changes occurring in the West are explored, and the consequences for people living and moving there are assessed.


Week #3

Monday Wk 3       Give  Test over Chapter 18  

Chapter 19  After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Trace the journeys of the new immigrants from their places of origin to America, and explain their adaptation to urban stresses and their effect on American cities.
2. Specify the role of skyscrapers, suburbs and tenements in the rise of the city.
3. Identify and describe the major problems of American central cities in the Victorian era.
4. Explain and evaluate the operation of the early political "machines."
5. Describe the most common form of food, housing and medical care in 1877.
6. Identify and describe the principal moral values and issues of Victorian America.
7. Describe the most popular forms of pastimes and entertainments in Victorian America.
8. Delineate the changing roles of both women and the family in America from 1877-1900.
9. Describe the changes taking place in public education between 1877-1890.
10. Describe the major changes taking place in America higher education, 1877-1900.
11. Compare and contrast the educational and civil rights policies of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois.
12. Describe the principal tenets of Social Darwinism and the opposing reform theory, including some
of the specific arguments of major proponents of each view.
13. Trace the rise of professional social workers in the settlement houses and in the depression of 1893.


Chapter 19 Powerpoint   

Chapter 19  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 19 outline and notes

Lecture through Immigrants chart in notes then have students read-in-class the Feature Essay p 544 and then discuss the questions p 545.  Or hand out Wednesday's worksheet over Immigration tables and have students write the p 545 answers on the back.


Wednesday    1-20-10

Pop quiz over Immigration tables and figures in review

Thursday        Essay :  Have students pick one of these to write in class: 

2) The new immigrants of the late nineteenth century faced many hardships as they sought a place in American society. To what do you account their ability to make a home in America? What internal and external resources were available to make the transition easier for them? Diff: 1 Page Ref: 543-548
3) Compare the role of the political machines and the social reformers in dealing with the new urban environment of the late nineteenth century. Which group was more successful?Diff: 2 Page Ref: 548-565
4) How did the changing American residential patterns of the late nineteenth century reflect the larger changes of American society?Diff: 2 Page Ref: 540-543


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

Pop quiz over Matching and Completion in review

  Moving to the City - Millions of immigrants, as well as thousands already in America, moved to the city in the decades following Reconstruction. The living and social conditions of the huddled masses during this era are examined, using the cities of New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

The Gilded Age -Establishes the course themes of American identity, freedom, and equality at the end of Reconstruction, then examines the reasons behind the large scale industrialization in the late 19th century. In addition, how the culture of the era reflected the emerging dominance of business in America is analyzed.

Week #4  

Monday       Martin Luther King day  no school    
                      Parent Teacher Conferences   

Chapter 20  After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Discuss the stalemate of partisan politics in the 1870s and 1880s.
2. Explain the rise of the early state regulatory commissions.
3. Trace the reassertion of presidential power from 1876 to 1888.
4. Identify and describe the legislation passed by the Republican party in 1890 and the voters' response
to that "billion-dollar Congress."
5. Describe and evaluate the American agrarians' grievances in the late nineteenth century.
6. Trace the growth of the farmers' protest from the Grange through the Farmers' Alliance.
7. Detail the establishment of the Populist party, its platform, and its first presidential election.
8. Discuss the march of "Coxey's Army" and the "great" Pullman strike of 1894.
9. Explain the divisions between capital and labor and between "old" and "new" miners in the
Midwestern coal strike of 1894.
10. Describe the changes in American attitudes toward poverty brought by the depression of the 1890s.
11. Describe the changes in the American work force brought by the depression of the 1890s.
12. Trace the rise of the new realist and naturalist movements in American literature.
13. Explain how the silver issue served as a symbol for a social and political movement.
14. Compare and contrast the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns of 1896.
15. Evaluate the role of the election and administration of William McKinley in the emergence of
modern urban, industrial government and politics.
Tuesday     Give  Test over Chapter 19  

Chapter 20 Powerpoint   

Chapter 20  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 20 outline and notes

Wednesday    1-27-10


Thursday       No essay/ lecture notes / go over Oz essay p 592


Give pop quiz over Wizzard of Oz (p 592-593) essay see notes


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

  A Dream Deferred - While millions pursued the American Dream in the late 19th century, women of all ethnic minorities encountered special obstacles in their paths. Why did this happen? How did they respond? What did it mean?


Week #5

Monday                       Give  Test over Chapter 20

Chapter 21  After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Analyze how and why United States territorial expansion in the 1890s differed from the nation's
earlier expansionist moves.
2. Explain the economic, strategic, and intellectual factors sparking American interest in overseas
expansion in the latter nineteenth century.
3. Illustrate how the United States reasserted the Monroe Doctrine and promoted Pan-American
interests during this era.
4. List the territories acquired by the United States during this era and explain the various processes of
5. Describe the causes, major events, and consequences of the Spanish-American War.
6. List and explain the factors contributing to the growth of American newspapers in the 1890s, noting
especially the popularity of “yellow journalism.”
7. Evaluate the performance of President McKinley in resolving international problems.
8. Discuss the treatment and performance of African American soldiers during the Spanish-American War.
9. Contrast the arguments offered for and against ratification of the treaty ending the Spanish-American War and providing for American colonies.
10. Describe the causes, course, and consequences of the Philippine-American War (1899-1902).
11. Describe the processes by which civil government was established in American territories.
12. Explain the origin and purpose of the Open Door policy in China.

Chapter 21 Powerpoint   

Chapter 21  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 21 outline and notes


Wednesday  2-03-10   Give pop quiz over Map Exercise
                                 American Empire from Chapter 21 Review


Thursday             Essay over The Open Door foreign policy from p 621- 624 of textbook.   Explain the origin and purpose of the Open Door policy in China. How has the policy shaped the trade relationship between the U.S. and China today.  

Give pop quiz over Matching and Completion from Ch 21 Review

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

   Labor's Struggle - Industrialization changed the nature of work, working conditions, and the composition of America's workforce. Labor's struggle to organize, management s fierce resistance to their efforts, and the status of the American worker at this time are analyzed.


Week #6       

Monday            Give  Test over Chapter 21

Chapter 22  After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Relate the purposes and results of “muckraking” to the broader movement of progressivism.
2. Discuss the factors that contributed to a progressive movement of reform from 1890 to 1920.
3. Explain the changes in American industrialism during the early twentieth century regarding
management and organization.
4. Discuss the contributions made and benefits derived by women, African Americans, Mexican
Americans, and immigrants to the nation's economic expansion during the Progressive Era.
5. Explain the origins and purposes of the Niagara Movement and the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
6. Examine the causes for and results of conflict in the industrial workplace.
7. Analyze the successes and failures of union activities during this era.
8. Discuss the new methods employed by industrialists to increase productivity, job safety, and worker
9. Explain how the effects of mass production and mass entertainment altered the lifestyles and tastes
of Americans.
10. Describe the various types of experimentation in the fine arts in America during this era.

Chapter 22 Powerpoint   

Chapter 22  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 22 outline and notes

Wednesday   2-10-10    Give quiz over Chapter 22 Review  Map Exercise Immigration 1870-1930
Thursday        Homecoming week.


Give quiz over Chapter 22 Review  Matching and completion

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

The Populist Challenge - Farmers became more productive and marginalized in economic and political life, responding by organizing significant challenges to the established political powers of the era. The meaning and legacy of the Populists is assessed.

The Question of Empire - The 19th century ends with the internal transformations of the U.S. propelling the nation to look outward. Causes and consequences of the Spanish American War, the decision for empire, the resulting war in the Philippines, and the use of the Big Stick in Latin America are discussed and analyzed.    



Week #7                                                                                                                     
Monday           President's Day No School     
                           or if it's a snow makeup day

                          Give  Test over Chapter 22    

Chapter 23 After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Determine specifically what progressivism meant at the city and the state level (especially the
reform efforts under LaFollette).
2. Explain what Roosevelt meant by the "bully pulpit" and how he applied this to his administration.
3. Analyze Roosevelt's attitude toward the trusts and the role of the federal government in trade issues
and labor disputes.
4. Summarize the progressive measures of the Roosevelt presidency, with emphasis on railroad
regulation, food and drug regulation, and conservation.
5. Contrast Taft's approach to executive leadership with Roosevelt's, specifying their different attitudes
toward reform.
6. Determine the issues that adversely affected Taft's relationship with progressives and influenced his
downfall in 1912.
7. Determine the political effects of Taft's handling of the Ballinger-Pinchot affair and his support for
the Payne-Aldrich Tariff.
8. Reveal the specific disappointments of African Americans, farmers, and women to Wilson's
first-term policies.
9. List and briefly explain the major reforms of Wilson's second term.
10. Discuss the six or so major characteristics that defined and shaped progressivism.
11. Examine the participation of women in the social-justice movement and in the
efforts to bring about prohibition and women’s suffrage.
12. Summarize the impact of new ideas such as pragmatism and environmentalism.
12. Discuss the issues involved and the reasons for Wilson’s success in the 1912 election.
14. Define the basic theory and attitude behind Wilson’s New Freedom.
15. Outline the major components of the Underwood Tariff, the Federal Reserve Act,
and the Clayton Antitrust Act.

Chapter 23 Powerpoint   

Chapter 23  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 23 outline and notes

Wednesday  2-17-10 Give pop quiz over Matching and completion from Ch 23 Review
Thursday     Go over Social Turmoil 1900-1929 in white workbooks. P 132  Have the students turn to p 132, and read the essay question and documents A through J.  Then ask the students which two areas they would choose to focus on for their essay.  Go over the grading rubric p 139. Then teacher reads aloud the Potential Thesis Statements p 140-141 while students listen and follow along in book.  Discuss each thesis statement with students.  Have students read the Analysis Level Writing on page 147.  Teacher then reads aloud the wkbk analysis p 148.  Then have the students re-read the Essay example p 147 underlining in their wkbks examples of analysis.  Discuss each example.  This should take the entire class period.


Friday  Early Dismissal 12:20

Have students turn to p 141 and quickly read the Document-Based Facts p 141-146.  Then have the students start writing the 40 min timed essay.  They can use the workbook as reference with no sentence plagiarism.


Give pop Quiz over Multiple Choice in Ch 23 Review

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

The Progressive Paradox - After examining how and why American identity, freedom, and equality had changed since 1876, the Progressives and the causes they pursued are profiled. The meaning of progressive reform and the paradox of segregation is assessed.


Week #8

Monday             President's Day No School
                            If snow day makeup then give   


  Give  Test over Chapter 23

Chapter 24 After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Discuss the new role of the United States in Latin America and the various diplomatic approaches of
Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson.
2. List and explain the causes of the war in Europe and American reactions to the war.
3. Compare and contrast the arguments of the preparedness advocates and the pacifists.
4. Understand the factors that brought the U.S. into the war and the extent to which German
belligerence in the North Atlantic was responsible.
5. Compare American military involvement and wartime losses with those of the major European
6. Determine the reasons for the final military collapse of Germany.
7. Show the ways in which the wartime partnership between citizen and government worked, and how the war affected women and African Americans.
8. Define the different goals of the victorious nations at the Paris Peace Conference, and explain how Wilson's goals were incorporated into the treaty.
9. Discuss the reasons for the failure of Wilsonian global idealism and the Versailles treaty.
10. Reflect on American disillusionment and the decline of the progressive spirit as the 1920s set in.
11. Describe the problems Wilson faced in Mexico and whether he handled them responsibly.
12. Specify the steps by which America mobilized for war.
13. Summarize the activities of the War Industries Board, the Committee on Public Information, and the War Labor Board.
14. Explain the concessions or sacrifices that Wilson had to make to the other European leaders regarding the peace structuring.

Chapter 24 Powerpoint   

Chapter 24  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 24 outline and notes

Wednesday  2-23-10     Give pop quiz over Matching and completion from Ch 24 Review
Thursday                 Mr. Cap in OKC    Mr. Cap's Lesson Plans for OKC   Have students read the Feature Essay p 704 in textbook "Measuring the Mind" and have them write a free response essay using either section of the questions for discussion p 705 as topics for the essay.  Essay due at the end of the hour.  If students are finished early they can find answers to the review multiple choice questions.

Hand out Analyze Tables and Figures from Chapter 26 review

Give pop Quiz over Multiple Choice in Ch 24 Review

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

   A War to End All Wars - Although the United States tried to stay out, America entered World War I on the side of the Allies in 1917. Why this happened and the effects of the war on the home and military fronts is analyzed. President Wilson's plans for a peaceful world and the Senates refusal to go along with his vision is examined.


Week #9

Monday           Give  Test over Chapter 24       

Chapter 25  After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Explain the elements of the economic changes of the 1920s.
2. List the weaknesses of the American economy in the 1920s.
3. Discuss the impact of the rise of the city.
4. Analyze the key elements of the literary movement of the 1920s.
5. Describe the main features of the rural reaction of the 1920s.
6. Outline the personalities and contributions of the key political figures of the 1920s.
7. Explain the failures and successes of the Democrats from 1920-1930.
8. Analyze the election of 1928.
9. Discuss the policies of the Republican party during the 1920s.
10. Describe the changes wrought in the American family in the 1920s.


Chapter 25 Powerpoint

Chapter 25  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 25 outline and notes

Wednesday           3-03-10   Give pop quiz over Matching and completion and True / False from Ch 25 Review
Thursday    Finish lesson and have students read Law and Society: p 743-747 The Scopes "Monkey" Trial  Contesting Cultural Differences  Answer questions in notes.

Give pop Quiz over Multiple Choice in Ch 25 Review

Friday   Give  Test over Chapter 25    


       Modern Times - By the early 1920s, America was changing into a society that begins to look quite familiar to us. Radios, automobiles, sports, and consumerism often overshadowed the cultural tensions surrounding race, religion, and immigration. This new era is examined and its meaning is assessed.


Week #10 

Monday                   finals week     

Quarter Exam Finals Week    Review Sheet for Exam
                                     3rd Quarter  Exam  The 3rd  quarter
                                     exam will cover:  Ch
: 18-25
                                    No Essays 50 multiple choice questions

Chapter 26   After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Explain the causes of the "great bull market."
2. Describe the effects of the Great Depression.
3. Discuss President Hoover's attempts to end the Depression.
4. Analyze the New Deal legislation passed in the "Hundred Days."
5. Differentiate between Roosevelt's programs for relief and recovery.
6. List and evaluate New Deal reforms.
7. Compare and contrast the programs of the various critics of the New Deal.
8. Show how the New Deal affected labor, women, and minorities.
9. Narrate the events and explain the significance of Roosevelt's attempt to "pack the court."
10. Discuss the factors that ended the New Deal.


Chapter 26 Powerpoint   

Chapter 26  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 26 outline and notes

Wednesday          3-10-10 Give pop quiz over Matching and completion and True / False from Ch 26 Review
Thursday   SOAPS of textbook Chapter 26 pics.


Friday    Early Dismissal 12:20         

Give pop Quiz over Multiple Choice in Ch 26 Review

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

 The Great Depression - The stock market crash in 1929 alarmed investors, and signaled hard times spreading beyond the farms. The causes and affects on Americans, and why Hoover's administration seemed unable to deal effectively with the crisis are analyzed.

A New Deal - Roosevelt's new deal to Americans delivered some of the most important political and economic reforms in the 20th century. How America was transformed in the 1930s is examined and the legacy of these changes is assessed.

3-15-19-10    Spring Break

APUSHistory 4th Quarter