Powerpoints & Sundries
Extra Credit Guidelines
Timeline Extra Credit Guidelines
*Remember! You must include the presidencies at the top of each page (not just marking their terms in the timeline).
History Expert Extra Credit Project
(Change! You may do THREE per YEAR. Save some for next semester!)
Book Review Extra Credit Project
(Remember: you can do one per semester)
Book List for Book Review Project
Fun Tidbits for Your Perusal
Teapot Dome, Wyoming (in 1922)
This is the Teapot Dome, in case you were wondering. Alas, due to erosion, it doesn't look like a teapot anymore.
Check it out! There's a debate over whether we still need the Organic Act (passed under Wilson's presidency) or if we need to revise it. We're having the same conversation now we were then! How cool is that?
Click here to listen to the KQED interview with the authors of the new book about the overthrow of the Hawai'ian kingdom.
Ken Burns on the Relevance of the Civil War Today
On the 150th Anniversary of Fort Sumter (4.12.11)
Click here for a good site full of digitized glass plate photos from the Civil War.
Click here to download an awesome radio documentary about the history of coal from the Gilded Age to the present. AP theme, anyone?
Click here to read an article about West African cotton and US subsidies... the argument should sound strangely familiar to what we're talking about in class!
The Washington Post gives you another awesome Civil War retrospective article, this time on what Washington, D.C. looked like and what was being built when Lincoln took office.
Here's another great article from the Washington Post about Lincoln as a candidate before the Civil War.
Check out this retrospective on the legacy of the Civil War (150 years ago next year).
Click the link above to listen to an episode of This American Life in which regular contributor and Cherokee descendent Sarah Vowell (the voice of Violet from The Incredibles) and her sister retrace their ancestors' journey along the Trail of Tears.
Chapter by Chapter
Reagan and Daddy Bush
Nixon, Ford, and Carter
Ch. 39 'The Stormy Sixties'
Ch. 38 - 'Camelot'
Civil Rights Movement (1960s)
Ch. 36 & 37 (Postwar America)
Understanding the Cold War (1945-1991)
If you want to see the fonts from class, go to dafont.com and download "Rough Typewriter" and "1942"
WWII: The Homefront
The Depression (with primary sources!)
The Roaring Twenties
Wilson the Progressive?
The Other Half
Rise of Industry
The Forgettable Presidents of Ch. 23
The Fateful Election of 1860
A House Divided ppt
Read me! I'm REALLY important!
Antebellum Reform Movements
People to Know, Trends to Understand!
Ch. 13 from class
Ch. 13 (ugly but informative!)
The Texas Revolution
Women's History to 1848
European Distresses = America's Successes!
Ch. 11 'The Two Jeffersons'
Ch. 10: Washington & Adams
Confederation v. Constitution
The Big Picture I
Welcome to AP US History
10 Commandments of Historical Writing
(as in: good to know before you turn in your DBQ!)
Conservative v. Progressive ppt
Your interpretive tool for the entire year!