Advanced Placement United States History—Summer Assignment / Core Assessment #1
Assignment Overview: For your Summer Assignment/Core Assessment #1, you will:
1) create and submit a ‘Core Assessment #1 Folder’ with primary and secondary materials, notes, and analysis forms, on the first day of school. All folder elements can be found at http://apushsummer.pbworks.com/w/page/82282279/APUSH%20Summer%20Assignment (username is apushsummer and the password is cbapush). [50 points]
2) use your folder at the end of the first unit of study to craft an evidence-based essay in support of a thesis statement provided by Ms. Wiley (see page two). [50 points]
To put it simply, you are developing a set of sophisticated, scholarly notes to be utilized during an open-note writing exam at the conclusion of Unit 1.
Chronology of Assignment:
Step 1 / Summer Instructions
There are four learning modules (see page two), each with four parts:
Part 1: Read and take notes on each module’s overview.
You must use a different style of note-taking for each overview article. You will need to use:
a webbing/graphic organizer model (if you aren’t sure what to do for this one, Google “graphic organizer template’ and select the “images” tab).
Your fourth overview article may be in the style you wish (one of the three listed above).
Part 2: Primary Sources:
For each module, choose one of the two primary sources provided. Read the source, and then complete the corresponding form for that primary source (visit link above). These sheets are designed to help you develop the skills that the College Board requires for the AP test.
Overall, you will have four primary analysis sheets in your folder.
Part 3: Skill-Based Sources:
For each module, chose one of the skill-based sources (pictures, engravings, charts, maps) and complete the corresponding form (visit link above). These sheets are designed to help you develop the skills that the College Board requires for the AP test.
Overall, you will have four skill-based sheets in your folder.
Part 4: Q/A:
For each module, answer one of the following questions in a few sentences each, referencing the sources you read for that module. These responses should be 4-6 sentences each.
How did migration and settlement of different peoples throughout the different environments of North America result in the development of different and complex societies?
How did the arrival of Europeans in North America trigger extensive demographic, economic and social change on both sides of the Atlantic?
How did European expansion combined with extensive contact with Africans and Native Americans result in dramatically altered European views of social, political and economic relationships between whites and non-whites?
How did African and Native peoples strive to maintain their political and cultural autonomy in the face of European expansion?
You may answer the same question more than once, if you would like.
Step 1 Recap:
Core Assessment #1 folder is due on the first day of class. Your folder must include:
four overview articles with evidence of different styles of note-taking/interaction with the text
four answers to chosen questions, with evidence from the sources
Step 2 / Unit 1 Assessment
At the end of Unit 1 (approximately 1.5 weeks into class), your Core Assessment #1 folder will be returned to you. You will use this work, along with your notes from the unit, to create an evidence-based essay in support of one of the following thesis statements. You will have 90 minutes to write this essay in class.
On a North American continent controlled by American Indians, contact among the peoples of Europe, the Americas and West Africa created a new world.
European overseas expansion resulted in the Columbian Exchange, a series of interactions and adaptations among societies across the Atlantic.
Contacts among American Indians, Africans and Europeans challenged each group to maintain their own religious, cultural, political and cultural values.
Keep yourself organized! Use this checklist to keep track of which documents you’ve chosen!
NATIVE LIFE PRE-1492
Change and Crisis: North America on the Eve of European Invasion