ONE PAGER INSTRUCTIONS AND RUBRIC (examples in links at bottom)
(visual example of one pager located in link above)
Two of these are due every 9 weeks. Therefore, PACE yourself! Make sure you are giving yourself enough time to read 2 books and complete the one pagers! These are test grades.
Items to include in your one pager:
- Your name
- Title of Book and author
- TWO character analyses. For this you need to include the character’s name, their most important character trait, and the most important action of the character. Also include if you liked this character...explain why or why not.
- Favorite quote, phrase, or sentence in the book. Why did you choose this?
- One visual, drawn image.
- A PARAGRAPH explaining: What does the book means to you? How does it relate to the world around you?
- Would you recommend this book to others? Why or why not?
- Did you like the way the book ended? Why or why not?
Title of Book and Author
Character analysis #1
Character analysis #2
Visual, drawn image
Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH)2014-2015
Ms. Krall Room 347
Class webpage: https://www.sgasd.org/Page/3040
Textbook: Kennedy, David M. et al. The American Pageant (13th Edition)
Additional Readings: Zinn, Howard. “A Peoples History of the United States.” (online)http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html, Kennedy, David M. et al. The American Spirit (2006,) Internet Modern HistorySourcebook (Fordham University) http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html
Requirements: All students must obtain a 3 ring binder for notes and supplemental resources.
Course Description: Advanced Placement United States History is a rigorous and intensive course that is meant to be the equivalent of an introductory freshman college course in American History. The scope of the course begins with the emergence of Colonial America (1400s), and continues through the end of the Cold War in the 20th Century.
In this course, students will study the political change in preparation for the Advanced Placement exam in May.
The curriculum guidelines, content, and pace of the class is set by the College Board:
Reading Schedule: The most taxing component of APUSH is the reading schedule. Students are expected to do a considerable amount of reading from both the textbook and from supplementary sources. There will be reading assignments on a weekly basis, done outside of class while class time will focus on applying primary and secondary readings to the content and themes of this course. This will be done in a variety of ways, including analysis of Primary and Secondary sources, class discussions, writing, and other activities.
The class will be covering approximately 1-2 chapters of material a week. Solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to study, are necessary to succeed in this class.
The AP Exam: Students who master the course may earn college credit by passing the annual AP exam given in May of each year. Individual colleges and universities determine how many credits will be granted for the AP exam score. While students are not required to take the AP exam it is strongly recommended that they plan to do so. Note: Any student that has an 85% average for the year (including the 4th marking period) and takes the AP exam will be exempt from the year end final exam.
Information about the redesigned AP exam can be found on the course webpage.The AP exam is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015.
Course Format: The course will be a combination of lecture and seminar (class discussion) formats. Students will be take notes, discussimportant readings relating to the themes of United States History, as well as analyzing primary and secondary sources (i.e. speeches, photographs, maps, charts, articles, etc.) Students will be expected to read outside of class, so that the bulk of class time will be availed for questions and discussion. Readings should be done prior to class.
Course Expectations: Your presence in the classroom is fundamental to your success in the class. To this end, do not be late or absent, and make arrangements to avoid conflicts involving this class with appointments and other meetings.
While homework assignments will vary throughout the course in terms of scope and rigor, all students are responsible for completing assignments on the assigned due date. If you are absent, you are responsible for obtaining class notes and completing any missed work. Students with excused absences may complete any missed work for full credit in accordance with school policy.Furthermore, any assignment that has an extended due date is due on the assigned day, regardless of the reason for absence.
Exams: Exams will mirror the AP exam, which is a combination of primary source based multiple-choice questions, short answer questions as well as document based and free response essays.
Exams are rigorous because they are intended to challenge students at the AP Exam level. Moreover, they are designed to give students frequent experience with the types of multiple-choice questions, free-response questions, and document-based questions that appear on the AP Exam. Frequent exams also ensure that students read the textbook and supplementary readings, consistently check for understanding, and take notes that are thorough and well organized.
Both the Multiple-choice and essays will be graded in the same manner as the AP exam, with the essays being graded using the AP’s rubric for the Long Essay (LE) and Document Based Question (DBQ.)
Quizzes: Quizzes are a combination of identification and fill-in-the-blank questions that are designed to review essential material that students must master if they are going to succeed on the unit exams.
Homework: Homework will consist of chapter assignments and readings.
Primary Document Reading Assignments: All students will be required to analyze and reflect on primary documents (speeches, photographs, cartoons, maps, charts, works of art) in preparation for the APUSH Exam.
Classroom activities: Activities will include peer editing on practice DBQ responses and classroom discussion. Students are expected to contribute to class discussions and participate effectively in class activities. Many class sessions are seminars. In order for seminars to work, student preparation and participation is critical.