3/23 Spring Break Extra Credit #2

Hi APUSHers!  I hope everyone is staying healthy and finding safe activities to keep you busy!

Here is your optional, Spring Break Extra Credit #2.  Please submit your responses by sharing a google doc with me at gbehlin@dpsk12.net before Monday 3/30.  You must complete ALL parts below and submit on time.  +5/5 Test Section points!

Beginning on Wednesday, March 25th students can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.  They are mobile-friendly, on demand (so you can access them anytime), and will focus on reviewing skills/concepts from the first 75% of the course with supplementary lessons from the final 25%.

Go to the AP Student website and watch ALL 3 of the lessons listed below.  Then, write a one paragraph summary for each that includes: one main idea from the lesson, at least 3 specific historical details associated with that idea, and a thorough explanation which connects the details to the main idea.  These paragraphs should all be on the same google doc and shared with me at gbehlin@dpsk12.net.

Wednesday, March 25th, 11-11:45am, Topic 8.1 Contextualizing Period 8

Thursday, March 26th, 11-11:45am, Topic 8.2 The Cold War from 1945 to 1980

Friday, March 27th, 11-11:45am, Topic 8.3 The Red Scare

3/19 Spring Break Extra Credit #1

Hi APUSHers!  I hope everyone is staying healthy and finding safe activities to keep you busy!

Here is your optional, Spring Break Extra Credit #1.  Please submit your responses by sharing a google doc with me at gbehlin@dpsk12.net before Monday 3/23.  +5/5 Test Section points!

As we have learned, the Cold War was a conflict in which the USA and USSR did not actively fight each other.  Instead, they supported warring groups across the globe in using violence against each other.  These places are sometimes known as “Hot Spots”.  Choose one of the Cold War “Hot Spots” below, research it using any online resources you want, then complete the instructions:

-The Korean War

-The Cuban Missile Crisis

-The Vietnam War

Write a 3-5 paragraph response to the following prompt: “Who was most responsible for escalating the Cold War, the USA or the USSR?”

In your response, you must include the following:

-An introductory context with at least one specific piece of historical information.  These sentences should be a different color from the rest.

-A thesis that restates, answers, and provides a line of reasoning regarding the prompt.  These sentences should be underlined.

-At least 2 pieces of specific evidence in the body of the essay that support your thesis.  These specific pieces of evidence should be a different color from the rest of the text.

-A conclusion that restates your thesis and has a counterclaim.  The counterclaim must be multiple sentences and have at least 1 specific piece of historical evidence.  These counterclaim sentences should be a different color from the rest of the text.

Have a great day everyone!

3/12-3/13 Who is Responsible for the Cold War LEQ

Today we applied our understanding of the origins of the Cold War to answer the LEQ prompt “Who is responsible starting the Cold War?”.

Begin by understanding the question: it is asking you to choose a side and defend it with a narrative of who’s responsible for this conflict.  It is a context thinking question (not causation, comparison, or change over time).

Then brainstorm: what do you know?  Specific or not.

Next, write a thesis.  See the guide below and use the sentence stem.

Now, write your introduction paragraph: Context should be the first few sentences (see the guide below and use the sentence stem) with your thesis at the end of the intro paragraph.

Continue by writing your body paragraphs.  Refer to the guide below and use the sentence stems to introduce specific evidence and connect that evidence to your thesis.

Finally, write a conclusion paragraph.  The first few sentences should be a clear counter-claim (see the ‘Reasoning’ point in the guide below) followed by a restatement of your thesis.

That’s it!

Easy Ways to Get APUSH LEQ Points

3/9-3/11 Unit 8 Intro and “Who Was Responsible for the Cold War?”

Today we introduced Unit 8 by brainstorming what we know about the Key Concepts and gaining context through a Crash Course video clip.  Then, we began our Unit 8 Vocab activity.

Most of this week, we’ll be analyzing a series of docs so that by the end, you can write a response to the Long Essay Question: Who was responsible for the Cold War?

Unit 8 Vocab Intro

Who was responsible for the Cold War

 

3/4-3/5 WW2: Guided Notes, Japanese Internment, Atomic Bomb

We worked out way through guided notes on important and specific topics relating to American involvement in WW2.  We also completed a document analysis of a political cartoon related to appeasement.  Finally, we examined a series of primary/secondary source docs to explore why Japanese-Americans were incarcerated during WW2 and whether it was right or wrong for America to have used the Atomic Bomb.

WW2 Notes Guide

WW2 Notes

Japanese American Incarceration

Atomic Bomb

3/2-3/3 Dust Bowl WebQuest

Choose a partner.

Complete the webquest below to understand the ecological disaster known as the Dust Bowl and its effects on the lives of Americans during the Great Depression.  Then, show what you know in a google slideshow presentation.

Dust Bowl WebQuest

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/educators/lesson-plans/#plow

 

 

2/25 1920s Division: Modernists vs Traditionalist

Today we examined 1 issue (chosen from 4) that pitted 1920s modernists against traditionalists.

Choose a topic below, examine the docs, respond to the guiding questions/writing prompt.

Societal viewpoint on African Americans:  1920s Division_Marcus Garvey

Nativism and societal viewpoint on Immigrants:  1920s Division_Were Mexican Immigrants Welcome

Should alcohol be illegal?:  1920s Division_Prohibition

Should public schools teach evolution or creationism?:  1920s Division_Creation vs Evolution