Unit 1: Chapters 1-3 - Summer Assignment (previous year 2016-17)
Henretta Textbook Ch. 1-3
Unit 2: Chapters 4-6
Henretta Textbook Ch. 4-6
Extra Credit Test #1
Unit 4: Chapters 10-12
Optional Readings, Artwork and Literature (Romanticism in America)
Extra Credit Test #2
Format is multiple choice.
Unit 5: Chapters 13-15
Unit 6: Chapters 16-18
TBD Readings (Some will be selected by instructor)
Video on American Poverty
Spring 2019 Homework starts here:
Unit 7: Chapters 18-21
Home by Warsan Shire (read by Warsan Shire) [Be advised, poem contains adult descriptions of violence and assault]
Fun and/or Random Readings
Extra Credit Assignment
In-class discussion: Technology and the Modern Age
Directions: In-class we will discuss the article "How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?" as well as watch the videos below on the Asch Conformity Experiment, Your Phone is Trying to Control Your Life, and Others.
Discussion Question: To what extent has the technological revolution of Silicon Valley proved successful in improving the lives of Americans?
Silicon Valley and the technological revolution that it supports is often viewed as a progressive and inclusive example of making the world (and human lives) better. This is not unlike the view of early progressives who believed that reform (change) equaled progress. However, we are increasingly seeing questions raised about the validity of technological change.
Your assignment is to form a small group of ~4 students to discuss and develop a working argument on the following statement: To what extent has the technological revolution of Silicon Valley proved successful in improving the lives of Americans?
Arguments need to be supported by group research from academic or valid sources. Present an argument using Google Slides (or another presentation software). 1 slide for the intro and claim and 1 slide for each key piece of evidentiary support for your claim. Think of it as developing an essay outline. Include, a Works Citied slide with all evidence documented and be sure to use in-text citations when appropriate during your slide show.
The group will present their argument and evidence to the class.
***This topic was chosen because it fits with the theme of Progressivism: Reform means Progress. It is clear technology affects student learning, but what isn't clear is whether that has been good, bad, or somewhere in-between. This is where you should focus your critique.
Key Sources to start your research:
Unit 8: Chapters 22-24
FDR at Hyde Park by American Heritage
The Third American Revolution by Carl Degler
Don't Blame Hoover by David Kennedy***
The Bonus Army (New Yorker Magazine)
Unit 9: Chapters 25-27
Paranoia and Radicalism in Politics
Putting WWII Deaths into Perspective
Unit 10: Chapters 28-31
Short Answer Questions (SRQs) 28-31
Edward Scissorhands film analysis and write up TBD
TBD Current Event Discussion on AP
The Reckoning - Texas Monthly on University Texas Shooter 1966 *(FYI Texas just passed law allowing guns to be carried on UT campus, despite campus protests)
Silent Spring - The Dawn of Modern Environmentalism
Post-AP - 2019
1. AP Art Project -
2. Unit on Race and Privilege (if time allows)
3. Start thinking about college essays.
NYT Essay Contest Winners