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AP U.S. History 2013-2014 erichling@noblenetwork.org Ms. Richling "320# Roo$ 20# ,h'rs)*y 4-! -$ .e)nes)*y 4-!


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The ultimate goal of AP U.S History (APUSH) at Rauner is to better prepare 11th graders for college and their future careers. APUSH is a challenging course designed to be the e ui!alent of a freshman college sur!ey course in U.S. History. The course has a hea!y emphasis on critical thin"ing# reading# and $riting s"ills $hich re uires students to de!ote considerable time to be successful. Students $ill ha!e home$or" for this course e7ery night# e!en on days that the class does not meet and $ill be re uired to attend a mandatory $riting tutorial before or after school during office hours t$ice a month. %ollege credit may be obtained if a student scores a &# '# or ( on the AP e)amination# administered by the %ollege *oard on .e)nes)*y8 M*y 148 20148 *t #(00 *.$. Students $ill+ de!elop analytical s"ills and ac uire factual "no$ledge necessary to deal critically $ith the problems and materials in United States History learn to assess historical materials for their rele!ance to a topic# reliability# and importance in history de!elop the s"ills necessary to arri!e at conclusions on the basis of an informed ,udgment and to present reasons and e!idence clearly and persuasi!ely in essay format -ach unit $ill focus on the follo$ing+ 0ontent( .earning the content of the time period (what happened) through te)tboo" reading# supplementary lectures# and reading of primary sources and secondary source articles# including those $hich present contrasting interpretations of historical e!ents Re*)ing( .earning and practicing the reading and note/ta"ing s"ills necessary to digest and retain information from a college/le!el te)t# interpret and e!aluate primary sources# and identify the thesis statement and e!idence used to ma"e historical arguments in secondary source articles .riting( 0ine/tuning persuasi!e and e)pository $riting s"ills by brainstorming prior "no$ledge# de!eloping strong thesis statements# categori1ing 2 organi1ing e!idence# outlining# and constructing strong introductory and supporting paragraphs

The American Promise: A Compact History, Fourth Edition by 3ames Roar"# et al. United States History: Preparing for the Advanced P acement E!amination (A4S%5) by 3ohn 6e$man# et al. "ies #y Teacher To d #e $y 3ames .oe$en A Peop e%s History of the United States by Ho$ard 7inn A Patriot%s History of the United States by .arry Sch$ei"art 8arious primary and secondary source readings and handouts

All te)ts or copies for te)ts $ill be pro!ided. All copied te)tboo" chapters should be "ept in the APUSH Te)t *inder.

1 3nch :in)er to hold all handouts# returned assignments ! :in)er ,*bs to organi1e the class binder S-ir*l 4otebook in $hich to ta"e all reading and class notes :l'e+bl*ck -ens *n) -encils to use for $riting in class Re) -en to use to correct assignments# notes# and essays St')ent -l*nner to record assignments and stay organi1ed

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American Promise# A %ompact History9s $ebsite+ http+::bcs.bedfordstmartins.com:roar"compact'e:default.asp %hapter outlines# comprehension uestions# ui11es# interacti!e maps# "ey terms# timelines# and documents; Rauner9s U.S. History $ebsite+ http+::msrichling.$eebly.com: Resources# e)am information# useful lin"s# and re!ie$ materials;

5r*)ing Sc*le 1<</=< A> to A/ B=/B< *> to */ C=/C< %> to %/ D=/D< @> to @/ 5r*)e 2istrib'tion ?riting Tutorial:@iscussion1(A ?ee"ly assignments 1(A %hapter ui11es 1(A -ssays or pro,ects E(A Unit Tests E<A -)ams 1<A

Students $ill be gi!en a calendar for each unit of study that pro!ides lesson topics for each day# nightly home$or" assignments# assignment and essay due dates# and testing dates. These calendars should be "ept in the class binder and all assignments should be recorded into the student planner. .riting ,'tori*l AP students $ill meet on A days throughout the school year# $hich translates to about t$ice each $ee". Fn order to best prepare students for college/le!el $riting# students $ill be re uired to attend twel7e writing t'tori*ls before or after school e!ery other $ee". -ach student has the option of $hich tutorial he:she $ould li"e to attend and that best fits his:her schedule. 0or e)ample# if Rosie the Ri!eter has !olleyball after school# she can choose to attend the first tutorial# Tutorial G1# on either Tuesday# September 1C th or Tuesday# September E&rd from C+&</B+E< A4. Fn addition to the participation grade# students $ill recei!e office hours credit to$ard enrichment. Please see the tutorial dates belo$. ,'tori*l Tutorial G1 (?riting Fntro) Tutorial GE (-!aluating -ssays) Tutorial G& (Thesis statements) Tutorial G' (5utside information) Tutorial G( (Analysis) Tutorial GD (-!aluating -ssays) Tutorial GC (@*H) ,'es)*y /(30-#(20 AM September 1Cth September E'rd 5ctober 1st 5ctober Bth 5ctober 1(th 5ctober EEnd 5ctober E=th 6o!ember (th 6o!ember 1Eth 6o!ember 1=th @ecember &rd @ecember 1<th 3anuary E1st 3anuary EBth .e)nes)*y 4(10-!(00 PM September 1Bth September E(th 5ctober End 5ctober =th 5ctober 1Dth 5ctober E&rd 5ctober &<th 6o!ember Dth 6o!ember 1&th 6o!ember E<th @ecember 'th @ecember 11th 3anuary EEnd 3anuary E=th

Tutorial GB (@*H) Tutorial G= (Timed ?riting) Tutorial G1< (Timed ?riting) Tutorial G11 (Re!ie$) Tutorial G1E (Re!ie$)

0ebruary 'th 0ebruary 11th 4arch 'th 4arch 11th 4arch 1Bth 4arch E(th April Bth April 1(th April E=th 4ay Dth

0ebruary (th 0ebruary 1Eth 4arch (th 4arch 1Eth 4arch 1=th 4arch EDth April =th April 1Dth April &<th 4ay Cth

2isc'ssions AP students $ill be engaged in class discussions around the readings and assignments to help push thin"ing and prepare for $riting assignments. Students $ill be graded for participation in class discussions. .eekly Assign$ents 5utside of ma,or assignments# additional acti!ities $ill be gi!en and students may be graded on them. Such assignments could include+ ?ee"ly %hapter Readings and Reading 6otes Iey Term @efinitions Primary and Secondary Source Readings Primary and Secondary Source Analysis Fn/class assignments ?riting Process Juides Timelines 0h*-ter ;'i<<es %hapter Hui11es $ill be administered after reading assignments in the te)tboo". Reading ui11es are designed to hold you accountable to the information that you learned that $ee". 1ss*ys or Pro=ects 0ree Response and @ocument/based Huestions $ill be assigned throughout the year as part of $riting $or"shop acti!ities. At times# indi!idual or group pro,ects may be assigned and carry the same $eight as essays. Unit ,ests %umulati!e tests $ill be gi!en on selected 0ridays throughout the year. All unit tests $ill be timed to reflect the format of the actual AP test. They $ill include multiple choice uestions and possibly one or more free response essays. 1>*$s T$o moc" AP U.S. History final e)ams $ill be gi!en this year. The first final e)am $ill be gi!en in class at the end of the first semester during Semester 1 0inal -)ams. This e)am $ill be timed and $ill only co!er half of the material that $ill be co!ered on the AP e)am. The second e)am $ill be gi!en on 0riday# 4ay Erd at =+<<A4 at Rauner. This $ill be timed and organi1ed to simulate the actual AP e)am. 4andatory attendance is re uired for all students.

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1ntering *n) 1>iting the 0l*ssroo$ 1ntry( Students may not enter the classroom unless the teacher is present. Students are re uired to enter the classroom in a mature and respectful manner# and they must begin $or"ing on the @o 6o$ immediately. Students $ho are not in their seats $hen the bell rings $ill be mar"ed tardy and $ill recei!e the appropriate number of demerits.

1>it( Students are not permitted to pac" up their belongings before the dismissal bell unless other$ise directed by their teachers. Fn addition# the teacher# not the bell# dismisses students. Students $ho line up at the door prior to the end of class earn 1 demerit.

Agen)* *eing organi1ed is critical to success during ,unior year. Therefore# students are re uired to bring an agenda to class and use it to record daily home$or" assignments as $ell as important dates (e.g.# interim assessments# unit tests# ui11es# SRFs# appointments $ith the teacher). Kour agenda can be the one issued by Rauner or one you ha!e purchased on your o$n. 0ore M*teri*ls Kou are e)pected to come to class prepared and ready to learn. Students $ho arri!e to class $ithout their core class materials (e.g.# agenda# pen:pencils# FR boo"s# calculators# te)tboo"s# binders# note cards# etc.) $ill earn 1 demerit. High/priorities handouts gi!en to you by your teacher are also considered core materials. These might include single/page handouts or large pac"ets. Res-ect &or the 6e*rning 1n7iron$ent Students must ensure that they treat the classroom en!ironment $ith careL dirtying one9s des" or the area surrounding it (e.g.# lea!ing pencil or pen mar"s on one9s des"# lea!ing trash on the floor# or lea!ing class materials in the bin belo$ one9s des") $ill result in 1 or more demerits. Atten)*nce Ft is critical that students attend class e!ery dayMpreparing themsel!es for success in college depends on it. Ho$e!er# if absent# students are responsible for seeing their teacher before or after school during the day they return to collect missed handouts and schedule dates to turn in ma"e/up assignments or to ta"e ma"e/up ui11es or tests. 0ailure to do so $ill ,eopardi1e a student9s ability to ma"e up missing grades for full credit. 5r*)ing Policy Make-Up Tests, Quizzes, and Homework Absent on the )*y o& test or ?'i<( Ff you are absent on the day of a test or ui1# you are responsible for spea"ing $ith your teacher on the day you return to school to schedule a time to ma"e up the assessment. 0ailure to do so may result in a 1ero. Kou $ill ha!e no more than 1 school $ee" (( class days) to ma"e up the test or ui1. Absent on the )*y th*t ho$ework is *ssigne)( Ff you miss a home$or" assignment# you ha!e 1 day for e!ery day that you missed to turn in the $or" for full credit. Kou are responsible for collecting the assignment from your teacher on the day you return to school and turning it in the ne)t class period. Ff you do not collect the home$or" and turn it in before your deadline# you $ill recei!e a 1ero. Absent on the )*y th*t ho$ework is collecte)( Ff you are absent on the day that an assignment is due# that assignment must be turned in to the teacher at the beginning of class on the day you return to school. 0ailure to do so $ill result in a 1ero on that assignment.

Late Assignments Ho$ework( 3unior teachers do 4%, accept late assignments. 1ss*ys or Pro=ects( See the information belo$ regarding N6o 5pt 5ut.O Students can turn in a ma,or essay or pro,ect late for a ma)imum score of B<A. @4o %-t %'tA Assign$ents Fn college# students $ill most li"ely fail a course if a ma,or assignment# such as a paper# pro,ect# or test# is not completed. Therefore# during ,unior year# if a student does not complete a ma,or assignment# he or she $ill be re uired to attend office hours until the assignment is completed. A student cannot Nopt outO of doing a ma,or assignment. Ff a student does not complete the assignment# he or she $ill fail the course. Fn U.S. History# the ma,or assignments $ill be ma,or $riting assignments and pro,ects. Students $ill be informed $hen the assignment is gi!en of its $eight.

Ac*)e$ic 1>cellence Any student $ho turns in an assignment that clearly does not meet the e)pectations or guidelines set forth by the directions or by the teacher (e.g.# the $or" is incredibly sloppy or halfheartedly done) may recei!e an automatic 1ero for that assignment or may be as"ed to redo it for partial credit at the teacher9s discretion. Ac*)e$ic 2ishonesty 3unior teachers ta"e cheating and plagiarism !ery seriously. %heating and plagiarism include copying or allo$ing another person to copy any assignment or ta"ing credit for any $or" that is not one9s o$n. Students $ho choose to cheat or plagiari1e $ill recei!e a 1ero and immediately be referred to the @ean of Students for disciplinary action per the 6oble Student Handboo". 2oing .ork &or %ther 0l*sses Students $ho are caught completing an assignment for another class $ill earn E demerits# and the assignment $ill be confiscated. The teacher $ho issued the $or" $ill be contacted# and you $ill recei!e a 1ero on the assignment. :-SMAR, Kou are e)pected to be acti!ely engaged in all class acti!ities. NActi!ely engagedO often means */ S4ART# but not al$ays. Ff you are not acti!ely engaged# your teachers $ill use their discretion for assigning conse uences. Possibilities include+ loss of participation points# issuing of demerits# seat change# etc. 6*-to- Policy ?e are blessed at Rauner to be able to use laptop computers in class. Students $ho do not properly chec" out and return laptops and:or students $ho handle laptops disrespectfully $ill recei!e 1/' demerits at the teacher9s discretion. 6ote+ @isrespectful laptop use includes slamming shut the laptop lid# not logging out# and not properly returning the laptop to the cart. 5reeters Kour teachers $ill assign a ne$ greeter and a bac"up greeter e!ery uarter. :*throo$ P*sses -ach uarter you $ill recei!e & bathroom passes. These passes are re uired for permission to go to the bathroom# and they may not be used in electi!e classes. At the end of each uarter# any unused passes may be turned in for e)tra credit. This e)tra credit may not surpass a 1 percent grade increase in the class per uarter. 1>tr* 0re)it -)tra credit assignments may be offered at the teacher9s discretion. Ff the teacher chooses to offer e)tra credit# it $ill be a!ailable to all students. 6o e)tra credit assignments $ill be offered during the last E $ee"s of the semester.

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A'g'st 2 8 2013 F ha!e read the E<1&/E<1' course syllabus for AP U.S. History. F understand that F $ill ha!e nightly home$or" assignments# e!en if the class does not meet# and $ill ha!e to $or" hard to become a stronger reader# $riter# and historian. F "no$ that F am re uired to attend a $riting tutorial $or"shop before or after school e!ery other $ee" and am re uired to attend the 0inal -)am on 4ay E## E<1'. F "no$ that the course readings and assignments this year $ill not only prepare me for the AP e)am on 4ay 1'# E<1'# but $ill better prepare to succeed in college. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP Student 6ame PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP Student Signature

F ha!e read the E<1&/E<1' course syllabus for AP U.S. History. F understand the long/term benefits of the s"ills and intellectual de!elopments offered by the course and support my student9s enrollment in this course. F understand that my son or daughter $ill be re uired to attend mandatory $riting tutorials before or after school e!ery other $ee" and the 0inal -)am on 4ay E# E<1'. F understand that as a parent F may contact the instructor at any time and am encouraged to as" about my student9s progress. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP Parent:Juardian 6ame PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP Parent:Juardian Signature

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