APUSH Snow Day Work

1/30/17 Work:

Link to this Google Doc for your readings and assignment for the day.

Indians in the New West




1/9/17 Step 1:
Turning Points Timelines: Rethinking Periodization in American History

Do this assignment before noon today so you can move on to start the second step.

Whose point of view does the traditional periodization of American history best represent?  Are all peoples represented accurately in the traditional eras such as colonial and revolutionary? How does examination of one demographic group cause a re-periodization of history?

Demographic groups: Native Americans, Africans, Women, and Europeans (White Men)

If you were absent Friday: Winter is in Native Am, Richard is in Africans, Lauren is in Euros, and Ross is in Women. 

Step 1: Create a shared Doc.  Only ONE group member who was present on Friday do this.  

Go to your Canvas Dashboard.  Select the blue Google icon to open your school gmail.  You will have to submit this work to me in Canvas so it MUST be in school gmail.

Select this link. You will be required to make a copy of it. Title your copy: TPT Events (Your assigned demographic group)

Share the Doc to Edit with the other 2-3 people in your group.  You are all in canvas so you should be able to type in their names and they should automatically fill.  

Rest of group: Go to your Canvas Dashboard.  Select the blue Google icon to open your school gmail. The shared link should be there!

Step 2: On the Google Doc, as a group brainstorm the top 20 or more events from 15,000 bp to 1877 AD for your assigned demographic group. You do not have to be working at the same time. When you first access the doc, type your name at the top and choose a color to type in so I can sort out that everyone helped.  

List the events and their dates as you go.  Place them in chronological order as you go.

Step 3: Create a new periodization of American history based upon the unique Turning Points for your assigned group. The list below is the AP official periodization of US History which is largely based off turning point events for Europeans/white men in our nation's past.  (Obviously this group may keep the traditional periods if they like--lucky!)  You will need to create 3-6 periods for your assigned group based upon their unique turning points.

The rest of you need to look at your lists though and ask yourselves this.  What were the 3-5 events that were greatest turning points for our assigned group?  A turning point is an event after which conditions will significantly shift for a social group.  It marks the beginning of a new period in history for them.

EX: Some TPS will be shared such as Columbus's arrival in 1492 (TP for Euros as well as Indians).

EX: Some TPS will be unique.  I would argue that Emancipation in 1865 marks a new era for blacks.  You might then create a last period in the African-American history that is 1865-1877.

  • 1: 1492-1607
  • 2: 1607-1754
  • 3: 1754-1800
  • 4: 1800-1848
  • 5: 1848-1877

Step 4: Name your Periods.

Create a list of periods like the official AP one but with your new dates.  Name each period to reflect the status of your group or the change they were experiencing at that time.  

EX: Women (Inside the Home) then Women (Social Reformers)

Step 5: Share the link to the Google doc with me by 3:00 today.  Now you can work on your actual timeline in Google Slides.  Go to the the next assignment.


1/9/17 Step 2:
Turning Points Timelines in Google Slides

Demographic groups: Native Americans, Africans, Women, and Europeans (White Men)

Step 1: Create a shared Google Slides file using MY template.  Only ONE group member only do this.  

Go to your Canvas Dashboard.  Select the blue Google icon to open your school gmail.  You will have to submit this work to me in Canvas so it MUST be in school gmail.

Go to the template link (Links to an external site.)with directions. You will be required to make a copy.  Title it: TPT Events (Your assigned demographic group)

Share the Slides file to Edit with the other 2-3 people in your group.  You are all in canvas so you should be able to type in their names and they should automatically fill.  

Rest of group: Go to your Canvas Dashboard.  Select the blue Google icon to open your school gmail. The shared link should be there!

Step 2: Design slides

  • Read the directions and study my example slide.
  • Background: choose a pre-designed or make a self-designed slide background for your presentation. Make certain it will not be too busy with the timeline elements
  • Title: Create a title slide that reflects your group/theme
  • Format the timeline slide:
    1. Format period title and date
    2. Format event names and dates 

Step 3: Create slides

  • Duplicate formatted timeline slide so you have 1-3 slides per period depending on how many events you have in each era.
  • Add your period and dates title on each slide
  • Each person in group: complete 1 single event in full for the timeline
    • Name and date of event
    • significance of event to group
    • color code first event of period as the turning point
    • add a complimentary picture

 


1/10/17 Work:

Due the day we return, on notebook paper.

1. Read the assigned pages in Henretta for today: 556-564 and 589-603.

2. Take notes Cornell style.  

  • Fold a sheet of notebook paper hotdog style but so that the column on the left is about 30% of the width of the paper and the column on the right is about 70% of the paper.
  • Take notes on the reading on the right side of the paper.
  • After finishing a section, write questions in the left column (beside appropriate notes) that your notes answer.
  • At the end of your reading, write a thesis about the causes and consequences of immigration in the Gilded Age.

3. Complete the American Voices primary source readings on 562-563 and answer the 3 questions at the end.