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Mr. Brandon Eldridge, Advanced Placement US History (APUSH), Pre-Law

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APUSH APUSH Key Concepts
2/6/2023 - 2/7/2023
  • Theodore Roosevelt Bio
  • William Howard Taft Bio
  • Progressive Policies
  • The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
  • Progressive Amendments
  • HW - Declaration for War 1917
Key Concept 7.1 — Growth expanded opportunity, while economic instability led to new efforts to reform U.S. society and its economic system
2/8/2023 - 2/9/23
  • Ch 27-28 Reading Quiz
  • Woodrow Wilson Bio
  • Causes of WW1
  • 14 Point Plan
  • HW - Harlem to the Rhine HAPPY
Key Concept 7.2 — Innovations in communications and technology contributed to the growth of mass culture, while significant changes occurred in internal and international migration patterns.
2/10/23
  • World War 1
  • Trench Warfare
Key Concept 7.2 — Innovations in communications and technology contributed to the growth of mass culture, while significant changes occurred in internal and international migration patterns.
 
Pre-Law Daily Objectives Pre-Law Standards
2/6/2023 - 2/7/2023
  • Benchmark 1
  • Crime Project
  • Researching Criminal Law in Tennessee
15) Examine the differences and similarities between the concepts of crime, victimization, and criminal behavior. 
2/8/2023 - 2/9/23
  • Criminal Law Definitions
  • Elements of Law
  • Criminal Fines, Incarceration Time
14) Define criminal law and criminology.
2/10/23
  • Case Brief - Gideon v Wainwright
  • What challenges does Gideon establish?
  • Should taxpayers pay for a public defender system?
7) Review case law that applies to the scenario or campaign and write a case brief summarizing the issues, the rule of law, the action, and the holding. 
Course Information
The AP U.S. History course focuses on developing historical thinking skills (chronological reasoning, comparing and contextualizing, crafting historical arguments using historical evidence, and interpreting and synthesizing historical narrative) and developing students' abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history from approximately 1491 to the present. Seven themes of equal importance — American and National Identity; Migration and Settlement; Politics and Power; Work, Exchange, and Technology; America in the World; Geography and the Environment; and Culture and Society — provide areas of historical inquiry for investigation throughout the course. These require students to reason historically about continuity and change over time and make comparisons among various historical developments in different times and places. The course spans nine periods of U.S. History and we will be exploring these together throughout the year.
 
 

Exam Format

Section I: Part A

Multiple Choice — 55 Questions | 55 Minutes | 40% of Exam Score

  • Questions appear in sets of 2 to 5.
  • Students analyze historical texts, interpretations, and evidence.
  • Primary and secondary sources, images, graphs, and maps are included.

Section I: Part B

Short Answer — 3 Questions | 40 Minutes | 20% of Exam Score

  • Required: Question 1- Periods 3-8
  • Required: Question 2- Periods 3-8
  • Choose between   Question 3: Periods 1-5 OR Question 4: Periods 6-9

Section II: Part A

Document-Based — 1 Question: Periods 3-8 | 60 Minutes (includes 15-minute reading period) | 25% of Exam Score

  • Assess written, quantitative, or visual materials as historical evidence.

Section II: Part B

Long Essay — 1 Question | 40 Minutes | 15% of Exam Score

  • 1 question, chosen from three options on the same theme:
    • Periods 1-3
    • Periods 4-6
    • Periods 7-9                                                                       
  
Period 1 Study Guide
Period 2 Study Guide
Period 3 Study Guide
Period 4 Study Guide
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Period 5 Study Guide
 
Period 6 Study Guide
Period 7 Study Guide
Period 8 Study Guide
Period 9 Study Guide
 

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