• Welcome to APUSH.  There are currently 4 sections of APUSH scheduled for the 2021-22 school year.   If you have questions about the homework you can email me at Mr. Simmons.  I will not be checking my email until Monday, Aug. 16th at which point I can respond to your questions.
     
    I am planning on hosting an optional one-day APUSH Summer Session in mid-August assuming I get the okay from building administration.  If COVID restrictions are still in place, I will host a Zoom meeting in mid-August for those who want to meet.  In either event, a notice will be sent to all students via Remind and Google Classroom of the date and time.    
     
    If you did not attend the Zoom meeting please sign up for APUSH Google Classroom and 21-22 Remind group.  Email me for the codes needed to join.   
     
    Due to the nature of our early September start date, we will begin the school year at least 3 weeks behind most of the country in terms of prep time for the national exam.  As a result, I will be assigning some work over the summer that covers the early part of American history.  Each of the assignments below will be due within the first several weeks of the school year.  The advantage to doing it in the summer is that you have more time to finish and you won't feel as rushed at the beginning of the school year. 
    All students who choose not to complete them during the summer will have an opportunity to complete them once the school year begins for full credit.
     
     Summer Homework 
     
    1.  Read Ch.1-4 notes.  Take notes on the key information using Google Docs or a Word document.  These will be submitted digitally to Google Classroom in the fall.  You will be tested on this information during the first week of school.
    -You don't need a textbook to do this BUT I strongly recommend you have one.  It will be helpful to compare the notes to the actual text to prepare you for your own note-taking throughout the school year. 
     
    2.  This is one of the DBQ's from the 2019 APUSH National Exam. Use it to complete the following DBQ skill activities:
    - Use SIPPY to analyze each of the documents for as many of the items as possible.
    - Write a Thesis statement that clearly answers the prompt.
    - Write a Historical Context paragraph to place the prompt in its proper place in history. (ie - what is going on around the world at the same time that might have influenced the theme of the prompt OR how might the theme of the prompt influenced events that unfolded later in history?)
      
    3***. Read Ch. 5-6 Notes.  Take notes on the key information using Google Docs or a Word document.  These will be submitted digitally to Google Classroom in the fall. You will be tested on this information by mid-September. 
    -You don't need a textbook to do this BUT I strongly recommend you have one.  It will be helpful to compare the notes to the actual text to prepare you for your own note-taking throughout the school year. 
     
    ***This will be assigned during the 1st and 2nd week of September.  If you do it in the summer you won't have to worry about it in the fall.