10% Final Exam Your grade will consist of performance on primary source and reading analysis, quizzes, and exams. The standard school grading scale will be followed for the course. All reading quizzes will be multiple-choice questions and/or short answer questions.
Exams will be weighted according to the new College Board percentages for AP U.S. History exams:
Multiple Choice: 40%
The American Pageant: Chapter 1-3: Themes- Pre Columbian cultures, early exploration, introduction of slavery, rise of mercantilism. The Chesapeake and Southern colonies, British mercantilism, New England colonies, Puritans, religious dissent, colonial politics and conflict with British authority, the middle colonies.
Introduction about doing the DBQs (August 16).
DBQ on Chesapeake and New England Colonies (In class August 20).
Threads of History: Historical Periods
The American Pageant: Chapter 4-5: Themes- Tobacco and rice colonies, African-American culture, colonial family life, dissent in NE, the Salem Witch Trials, Immigration and demographic change, the Atlantic economy, the Great Awakening.
American Spirit Vol. 1:
Mayflower Compact p 43, Winthrop’s Concept of Liberty p 48, Plymouth Officials Justify King Philip’s War p55.
Threads of History: Religious Development 1619-1740
The American Pageant: Chapters 6-8: Themes- Colonial involvement in British Imperial Wars, French and Indian War consequences, Proclamation of 1763, roots of revolution, mercantilism’s role in revolution, benign neglect’s end, and first conflicts, The American Revolution, wartime diplomacy, life on the home front, women and the war, impact of war on slavery