APUSH Lesson Plans 4th Quarter

3-15-19-10    Spring Break


Chapter 27   After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Summarize the foreign policy of the United States in the 1920s.
2. Explain the causes and effects of the isolationism of the 1930s.
3. Trace the background of war in Europe in the 1930s.
4. Discuss the factors that led to conflict in Asia.
5. Analyze the goals of the Allies in forming the wartime coalition.
6. Discuss the military strategy that stopped the advance of the Germans.
7. Describe how the United States took control of the central Pacific in 1942.
8. Discuss the changes the war brought about in domestic economic development.
9. Describe the impact of the war on minorities, women, and labor unions.
10. Explain the impact of war on American politics.
11. Evaluate the performance of the United States in wartime diplomacy.
12. Discuss the Allied strategy of the last days of World War II.

Week #1    

SAT Week   Classes will vary during SAT Week

2nd hour class Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Monday        Give  Test over Chapter 26


Chapter 27 Powerpoint   

Chapter 27  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 27 outline and notes

Wednesday   3-24-10
Thursday  SOAPS of textbook Chapter 27 pics

Friday       Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test.               Early Release 12:20

Road to War - Japans attack on Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into the most devastating war of the 20th century. America's diplomatic road to war and the wartime mobilization, including the internment of Japanese Americans is analyzed.


3-16-20-09 Spring Break      Lessons over Spring Break

Week #2

Monday Wk 2       Give  Test over Chapter 27

Chapter 28
After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to
1. Explain the origins of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union following
World War II.
2. Evaluate the responses of the Truman administration to the onset of the Cold War.
3. Account for the expansion of the Cold War in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
4. Discuss the origins, developments, and results of the Korean War.
5. Explain the reasons for Truman’s surprise reelection as president in 1948.
6. Explain the rise and fall of McCarthyism in the United States from 1950 to 1954.
7. Evaluate Truman’s success in extending the New Deal policies of FDR’s.
8. Account for the elections of Dwight D. Eisenhower as president in 1952 and 1956.
9. Evaluate Eisenhower’s success or failure in waging the Cold War.
10. Account for the expansion of the Cold War in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
11. Discuss the origins, developments, and results of the Korean War.
12. Explain the reasons for Truman’s surprise reelection as president in 1948.


Chapter 28 Powerpoint   

Chapter 28  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 28 outline and notes

Wednesday    3-31-10   SOAPS of textbook Chapter 28 pics
Thursday   Essay over DBQ of Chapter 28  Turn to page 120 of the white DBQ booklet.

Friday           Easter Break No School: Unless it's a
                      snow makeup day.

Go over student's essays and Review for
                       Monday's test. 
      Early Release 12:20  

World at War - Turning to diplomacy and military operations, the reasons for Allied success are assessed. The holocaust, use of atomic bombs, and how the war transformed the world and the place of the United States in it are examined.    


Week #3  

Monday           Easter Break No School: Unless it's a
                         snow makeup day.

                        Give  Test over Chapter 28         

After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Explain why Levittown was symptomatic of American conformity and consumerism of the postwar
2. Describe the problems of reconverting to a peacetime economy and the reasons for the surge of the
economy after 1946.
3. Analyze the components of Truman's Fair Deal and establish the reasons why most of his package
was not enacted.
4. Using specific references, explain why Eisenhower's administration marked an era of moderation.
5. Discuss the objectives, victories, and failures of the civil rights movement in the 1950s.
6. Summarize the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1950s.
7. Explain the effects of suburban life on American families.
8. Determine why America said farewell to the New Deal spirit and the effect this had on
Truman’s presidency.
9. Define “modern Republicanism” as developed during the Eisenhower administration.
10. Identify the reasons why the pace of desegregation of the schools was slow.

Chapter 29 Powerpoint   

Chapter 29  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 29 outline and notes

Wednesday    2- 07- 10    Have students bring in faded blue
                      workbooks and complete review of chapers
                      10-14 turn in answers at the end of class.

Thursday  Have students turn to Feature Essay p 846 and
                   read and answer questions for discussion p 847.

  SOAPS of textbook Chapter 29 pics

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

Cold War - After considering the status of American identity, freedom, and equality in 1945, we turn our attention to the emerging cold war. The development and application of the containment policy in Europe and Asia is assessed, and the fear of communism at home is examined.

   Pursuit of Happiness - Although the cold war tensions persisted, most Americans were pursuing their versions of happiness in the late 1940s and 1950s. The expanding economy, the changing nature of work, suburban life, and the important strides toward ending segregation in America are explored.


Week #4

Monday               Give  Test over Chapter 29 

After mastering this chapter, your students should be able to:
1. Analyze Kennedy's attitude toward the Cold War and nuclear armaments and the possible long-term
consequences vis-à-vis the Soviet Union.
2. Summarize the main events and results of the Bay of Pigs landing and the Cuban missile crisis.
3. Compare and contrast the arguments for continued confrontation or conciliation with the Russians in
the context of the Cuban missile crisis.
4. Understand the reasons for America's buildup of military strength in Vietnam and how this escalation
undermined the Johnson administration.
5. Describe the escalation of America's involvement in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1968.
6. Explain why and how the year 1968 seemed to mark a turning point in the Vietnam War.
7. Discuss the key elements of Kennedy’s domestic agenda.
8. Summarize the key Supreme Court decisions and their impact on reform of the early 1960s.
9. Explain the domestic successes of Lyndon Johnson.
10. Analyze the key features of the cultural rebellion of the 1960s.
11. Compare the ethnic and women’s movements of this era.
12. Summarize the historical factors that led to the return and success of Richard Nixon.

Chapter 30 Powerpoint   

Chapter 30  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 30 outline and notes

Wednesday  4-14-10 SOAPS of textbook Chapter 30 pics
Thursday   Free Response Essay Chapter 30 student picks from objectives on the right 

Friday  No School in 2009 (Good Friday)  or
    Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test. 

All God's Children - Dreams of freedom and equality for all Americans moved toward a greater degree of reality during the dynamic civil rights movement of the 1960s. The leadership and tactics of the movement, how it changed America, and why the movement eventually stalled is analyzed.
Times Are A-Changin' - The winds of change sweeping across America in the 1960s and early 1970s seemed to be blowing everywhere. The counterculture, American Indian protest movements, Latino movements, and the second wave of feminism are examined. What did it all mean?


Week #5        
Give  Test over Chapter 30

After mastering this chapter, you should be able to:
1. Explain Nixon’s first-term goals and accomplishments in domestic affairs.
2. Discuss the objectives of Nixon’s foreign policy and his strategy for ending the Vietnam War.
3. Account for the overwhelming reelection of Nixon as president in 1972.
4. Explain the causes and the role played by President Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
5. Assess the impact of the Watergate controversy on the American political system.
6. Describe the causes of the energy crisis, as well as its impact on the American economy and political scene.
7. Compare and contrast the approaches taken by presidents Ford and Carter to correct America’s economic problems.
8. Explain the factors contributing to Jimmy Carter’s victory over Gerald Ford in the election of 1976.
9. Account for the public disenchantment with Carter that resulted in his one-term presidency.
10. Analyze Carter’s successes and failures in dealing with foreign affairs.
11. Discuss the reasons for a conservative resurgence and the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.
12. Identify the victories as well as the disappointments of Reagan’s first-term domestic policies.
13. Discuss Reagan’s first-term approach to the Soviet Union, the arms race, and attempts at
peacemaking during his second term.
14. Analyze the success of Reagan’s foreign policies in the Middle East and Central America.
15. Explain the events of the Iran-Contra affair.
16. Analyze the motivations and results of Reagan’s attempts at peacemaking during his second term.

Chapter 31 Powerpoint   

Chapter 31  Powerpoint Notes

Textbook Chapter 31 outline and notes

Wednesday   4-21-10   SOAPS of textbook Chapter 31 pics

Thursday    Athletes to Tri-state

For Homework have students read p 177 - 188 in the DBQ workbook preping for the DBQ Essay on Friday

                   Finish Chapter 31 class lecture / SOAPS

Friday     Mr. Cap at Grace Race Prep work  Lesson Plans

Students bring your DBQ workbook and turn to page 177.  Read the  Origins of the "Credibility Gap" in the Vietnam War question and documents and write the essay.

and have students Review for Monday's test. 

  The Vietnam Dilemma - Amidst the excitement swirling within America in sixties, the United States continued to grapple with dangerous issues in the world arena. After reflecting upon the Cuban Missile Crisis, the complex story of American involvement in Vietnam and how that affected the American people is examined.

The Decline of Liberalism - Liberal policies brought great change in America from FDR's New Deal to LBJ's Great Society. This lesson examines why liberalism came under attack from all sides in the late 1960s and early 1970s and how the Watergate Affair, coming on the heels of the Vietnam War, confirmed public mistrust of politicians and government.    


Week #6                                                                                                         
Give  Test over Chapter 31
                     Mr. Cap at Grace Race work  Lesson Plans

Practice Test Scoring Sheet:

115 to 180
94 to 114
76 to 93
46 to 75
0 to 45


Section I Multiple Choice Questions


- (.25 X_________)

Right Answers

Wrong Answers

MultipleChoice Raw Score


___________ X 1.125 = _____________ ( out of 90)

MC raw score                   MC Final score



Section II  Essay Questions

X _4.5__
= __________
DBQ score
DBQ final score
X  2.75
= _________
FR Essay I
FR I Final Score


X  2.75

= _________

FR Essay 2
FR 2 Final Score
+____ =______
MC Score
DBQ Score
FR I Score
FR2    Composite


Tuesday   Review for practice test on Thursday

Practice Test format


Wednesday  4-28-10   AP Practice Test : 

                      Given by Mr. Cap in Single Alliance Rm

Thursday   Mr. Cap goes to K5 Land Run
Friday Go over student's essays and Review for Monday's test. 
  • Conservative Resurgence - Reflecting upon the status of American identity, freedom, and equality during the nation's bicentennial, the resurging conservative politics that prevailed for the last quarter of the 20th century are examined. Was government really the problem? Was the era of big government really over?

  • A New Economy - The American economy headed in a different direction in the late 20th century. Why did this happen? What did it mean? Public policy, the effects of technology, the changing nature of work and the workforce, and the decline of organized labor are examined.

Week #7

Monday              Review for AP Exam


 Wednesday  5-5-10   


Friday          AP 2010 US History Exam

Week #8

                     Review for AP Exam


 Wednesday           5-12-10




Week #9 



Wednesday                   5-19-10


  • Life in the Fast Lane - As Americans adjusted to emerging economic realities, the pace of their lives quickened. How did they cope with new freedoms and opportunities? Recent social history, including immigration and affirmative, action is analyzed.
  • A New World Order - America had to adjust its role in the world in the late 20th century. The end of the Cold War, Americas continued involvement in the Middle East, and how American policymakers defined U.S. interests in a complicated and often violent world is analyzed.



Week #10                   

Monday            Quarter Exam Finals Week   
                           Review Sheet for Exam



 Wednesday   5-26-10  No Homework Assignment: 


  • Globalizing America - At the turn of the 21st century, American culture seemed to be everywhere, and global trade accelerated. Then foreign terrorists attacked America on September 11, 200l. Why did this happen? The many dimensions of globalization, including the war on terrorism are analyzed.

  • A More Perfect Union - This final lesson reflects upon American identity, freedom, and equality from the perspectives of our recurring experts, as well as our featured family members. Looking forward, we examine how we might secure a more perfect union for our posterity. 


 APUSHistory 4th Quarter