Should you take APUSH?
Watch the video for general information and thoughts from actual APUSH students. Video also includes tips for success in APUSH.
Students are to read chapters 1-5 of the American Pageant and complete the unit 1 terms as the summer assignment. There will be an essay the first week of school and terms are due the second day of school.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
I have been teaching APUSH for quite a while now and every year I offer tips to students in the beginning for success during the year. Many tips go unheeded and then at the end of the year I ask my outgoing students what they wish they had done at the from the start, advice for incoming students, etc. I VERY much encourage you to take both their and my advice from the beginning instead of learning the hard way. There is no reason to re-invent the wheel! I have included a compiled list of tips and advice from the last two years of students. You will hear my advice at the May meeting and the first week of school.
Welcome new 2015-2016 recruits!
Welcome to the APUSH family! I am so excited to have you all on board and am looking forward to a fun year with all of you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
The required textbook is the American Pageant. I typically require the 13th edition but students may also opt to purchase the new 14th edition. Many outgoing Juniors will be very willing to sell their textbook to you. Please see me for contact information.
ISBN# for the new edition: 0547166540
Used books can be bought from former students through the "book exchange" located under the APUSH, Incoming Juniors tab!
What hath God Wrought
The book is required and I HIGHLY recommend reading it in its entirety. Students will be required to read portions of it during the year.
If you do not wish to purchase new textbooks, former students will sell their used books. Please go to the Book Exchange blog to contact former students.
While not required, most APUSH students also use/read the "Flag Book". This can also be purchased from outgoing students or online.
Some students also recommend REA and the Princeton Review as supplementals.
I recommend the following as summer reading or through the year. They are also available on CD and you could easily knock them off by listening to them a little throughout the year.