• Welcome to APUSH.  There are currently 3 sections of APUSH scheduled for the 2017-18 school year.  I am teaching 1 section and Mr. Mellana will be teaching the other 2.  Students are not assigned to those sections until late summer so both of us will be assigning the same summer homework.  If you have questions about the homework you can email us at Mr. Simmons OR Mr. Mellana.  As we would like to enjoy summer as well, we will not be checking our email until Monday Aug. 14th at which point we can respond to your questions.
     
    There will be an optional one-day APUSH Summer Session on Thursday Aug 17th from 9-11 in D212.  It is a drop in session where I can address any summer homework questions you may have.
     
    If you did not attend the end of school year meeting make sure you've signed up on turnitin.com (class ID: 15527692 & enrollment key: writeon)  Once the school year begins, both Mr. Mellana and myself will create a new turnitin.com account for each class.  You will be asked to submit your summer work to these new accounts by the designated dates.
     
     Summer Homework 
     
    1.  Read Ch.1-4 notes.  Highlight/underline key information.  You will be tested on this information 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.  Complete 2 Essay Analysis (EA) assignments.  In addition to a hard copy, these must also be submitted to your teacher's turnitin.com page at the start of the school year. You will be notified of the official date but you can expect it to be around Sept. 15th.
    - Sample Essay Analysis - Use this sample as a guide for your own work
    ** EA#1 - Breaking Wills in Colonial America - Philip Greven (1977)
    ** EA#2 - Americanizing the War - Holger Hoock (2017)
      
    3. Complete 2 Documents Analysis (DA) assignments.  In addition to a hard copy, these must be submitted to your teacher's turnitin.com page at the start of the school year.  You will be notified of the official date(s) but you can expect it to be between Sept. 8th and 22nd.
    - Document Analysis Directions / HIPP TOSS Guide / Document Analysis Template (download and save this to your computer)
    ** DA#2 - 1680 Pueblo Revolt 
     
    4. Read Ch. 5-6 Notes.  Highlight/underline key information. 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.